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#369357 - 03/12/12 09:01 AM Linux references
Murph Offline
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OK, it's been 10 years since I had to do anything in Unix/Linux. Cisco IOS keeps me typing commands more than I want to anyways but I now want to brush up a bit again. So I have Ubunto loaded in VBox just to re familiarize myself, but it's more like starting over considering things have changed so much since the text only world I once knew.

I'm looking for a recommendation on a good web reference to keep with the free theme as per above or a book, if need be. Something a bit more advanced than a "For Dummies" guide but not strictly just a command reference either. I won't be running a server or anything but I'd just like to re-familiarize myself to better have conversations with customers.

Thanks all who can offer suggestions. It's easy to find hundreds of such options via web searches but for some inexplicable reason, I value your opinions here. Well, most everyone's..... snicker.
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#369360 - 03/12/12 09:15 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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I usually just ask Rob. At work.
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#369361 - 03/12/12 09:16 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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So just send me his email then.
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#369362 - 03/12/12 09:17 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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Ken, send it to me too. I'm sure I have some computer questions to ask him.

Or, just post it here. I'm sure others have questions as well.
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#369363 - 03/12/12 09:23 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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But seriously, Murph, if I come across anything, I'll let you know. We're mostly a RedHat/Fedora shop, but we have a few Ubuntu thingies. Peter might be able to help, too.

I've had this open in my browser for a few weeks:
http://dougvitale.wordpress.com/2011/12/...r-replacements/


Edited by Ken.C (03/12/12 09:24 AM)
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#369364 - 03/12/12 09:25 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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"Dear Rob, the cup holder on my computer tower seems to be stuck in the open position. I'm finished with my coffee and would like the tray to go back in."
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#369377 - 03/12/12 10:15 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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Thanks Ken. Although that list did make me feel old.

What do you mean "Arp" is depreciated??? Just saying the word "Arp" is fun. It reminds me of happier days when I could hear the harbor seals from my bedroom window.
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#369380 - 03/12/12 10:22 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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Murph, it's 'arp, not Arp. You were being ethnically slandered.
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#369382 - 03/12/12 10:23 AM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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I run Ubuntu on the servers and my desktop at work. Though I don't think I can be of help with recommendations for guides. I've been using Linux in some form or another since 1994, and pretty much take for granted all the info I've amassed since then.

But if you do have any specific questions I should be able to help.
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#369472 - 03/12/12 11:50 PM Re: Linux references [Re: Murph]
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Like these other mega-geeks, I don't use guides much any more. Just the odd (or frequent depending on project) googling when I need it.

Speaking of Google... I just found this Ubuntu wiki site that looks pretty well-organized.
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