Is there a better way to become a Linux expert other than getting a
In this excerpt from
Answercast #70, I talk about how I typically learn a new programming
language or something new.
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How to learn Linux
Yea, absolutely! In fact, I would think that just getting a book is
probably one of the worst ways.
The best way is to get Linux; install it; start playing with it. That’s
exactly what I do for any software. Whenever I encounter something interesting,
or something new that I want to learn, I get it, I play with it, I figure it
out. I do things with it and I just sort of learn by doing.
The books are handy; they can be good reference materials. In all honesty,
most of the reference information that you would ever need for something like
Linux, because it typically is so geeky, is gonna be out on the web. You may
not need a book as long as you have internet access.
A book can be a good way to get an overview of things; but by far, by far,
the best way to learn technology (especially something as large and as
encompassing as Linux) is to get your hands on it, start playing with it, and
start doing. You’ll find yourself learning at an incredible pace.
Answercast 70 – What’s the best way to archive an email newsletter I receive?