[CentOS] A new blog on the block for Linux newbies

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 4 18:08:57 UTC 2008


Ross S. W. Walker wrote:

[snip good advice]

> Oh and don't forget virtualization is your friend in learning!
> 
> VMware workstation, Parallels, Virtual Box, Xen, Hyper-V, they're
> all good for learning!
> 
> Create a VM per-distro, see how each distro installs, see how each
> is managed. Take snapshots and play around with their configs, see
> how they break, see if you can fix them, if not revert to the
> snapshot. Get your feet wet.

May I suggest that, if you really want to learn how a Linux
system gets put together, and works, then get a copy of
Linux from Scratch and build your own?

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Mike
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