Learnig Linux And Windows

@nuemann (332)
United States
March 30, 2009 7:02am CST
I have been using Windows for some time not really on the professionallevel I mean I have been getting by and this has informed my wanting to go full time into IT when I get into college but the thing is I just don't want to be a windows geekI wanna know Linux and any other OS inside out plus the thing about windows am not so sure about how much I know and can do with it but I can fix a whole lot of problems on it. So, am asking what are the core areas of windows that one has to be familiar with and where do I go from here trying to learn Linux or Solaris.
5 responses
• India
30 Mar 09
I have also been a user of Windows as I guess everybody is. Initially by default I started with Windows and at that time I had seen Linux as something operated from the command prompt. And at that tender age I hated command the prompt which was something like a black box where something or the other is being typed constantly. But the game changes as you grow up. Slowly Linux comes closer to your heart and Windows starts to fade away. And it has reasons tasks are handled by the Linux OS much more properly than Windows and that you can see in the performance. Nice thing is for individual problems you have individual solutions in Linux so generally you don't need a system reboot even if you screw up something really bad. It can be fixed relatively easily. If you want names of good books both for Windows and Linux let me know I shall help you with what I know.
@elsoft12 (1825)
• India
30 Mar 09
Hi abhi,It would be very nice of you,if you share the resources for learning Linux OS.
@nuemann (332)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Well the way you said it all really makes me go wow! You talk like you really feel and know what am talking about. well I really would love to cherish the resources that you have to offer and learning both windows and linux are two things that I really want to learn and be able to teach when the time comes (like when am ripe enough)the part of fixing all errors and problems just appeals to me a great deal and I am already excited. Please I need them ...
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
31 Mar 09
a great way to get to know linux is to get used to it. :) You can download virtualbox from sun microsystems and download a free iso of a small distro like dsl or puppy linux. Create a virtual disk drive by following directions in virtual box and just play around with it until you get the hang of it. That's what I am doing right now, i like the dsl linux. it's under 50mb and will fit on a usb pen drive. You can get virtualbox at virtualbox.org and dsl at damnsmalllinux.org. Good luck and enjoy linux! It's free and redistributable!
@nuemann (332)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Thank you very much for the very informative response am going ther for real now and I hope it helps.
@dokaor (307)
• Thailand
30 Mar 09
I have been in computer job for almost 10 years but for a user and a bit technicial hardware also .AT first I both use of windows and linux in my compuetr the thing that I learn is lelux is much better for low cost and open software and less problem with virus which is going to attack windows rather than lenux as well.
@nuemann (332)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Iquite agree with you and am sure about many people share this view too! I hope i get to learn it soon and move on with the world!
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Most people use windows so it can be easy to understand. On the other hand, not all people who use a computer know about linux. I think it is more rewarding to study linux than windows. Linux had so much better features than windows. The interface was great and the security was on high level.
@prajnith (942)
• India
1 Apr 09
well if you want to try out linux or other os do it in virtual machine where you can install linux inside live running Windows and try it out instead of installing linux on actual harddrive where you have to modify partitions.. vmware,microsoft virtual pc are 2 good virtual machine softwares .. and you can visit pdfoo.com in pdfoo.com you can get all sort of free tuto's on windows ,linux,solaris and other Os from beginners to pro's..