[CentOS] New user

Fri Jan 30 14:59:49 UTC 2009
Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de>

kmadananteshwar.vbhat at gmail.com schrieb:
> Hey everybody!
> I am a new linux user who's just migrated to linux from windows vista and I also happen to be a desktop user and I've been using linux for hardly a week and so it would be very helpful if you guys could give me a few links and/or a few tips&tricks that would help me to get accustomed to linux and also some things that would help me feel at home in linux ( books would also be of great help to me )

I would start by disabling X and using only command-line tools.

That's how I really started to understand Unix (I had to use SLIP....)

Also, Linux is not very well documented IMO - there's a lot of "magic"
stuff to be done that is not documented or only in not-so-obvious places.
Man-pages for background-knowledge on operating-system stuff are often
unheard of....
Instead, there are thousand of oh-so-slightly different how-tos that are
more often than not outdated or plain wrong....
If developers don't write documentation, nobody else does (and if
somebody else actually does, it becomes outdated very quickly).
That is the problem of Linux.