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July 10, 2007 10:57 AM Subscribe
*nixfilter: Help me get to the "root" of understanding the vastness that is a unix/linux environment.
posted by Industrial PhD to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've searched out a few other posts on here, and followed a few of the links, but I think my quest differs slightly.
I have casually used linux on and off over the years, starting with Gentoo 1.4 through 2005.0, and more recently using Ubuntu/Kubuntu's latest offerings, but for the most part my exposure was limited to just using X and staring at the neat stuff you can do with Beryl.
I have been talking with members of a higher end engineering group in my company about possibly transferring there, and the general opinion is that I need to beef up my knowledge of what's going on under the hood in a linux/unix/bsd environment.
So basically what I'm looking for is recommendations on books, wiki's, recommended distro's, etc that will teach me the nuts and bolts of using the command line, building kernels, etc. I want to stay away from the easy stuff like portage, aptitude; basically anything that tries to automate things that I should know.
I have a spare P4 3.2GHz PC that I can put something onto, and I have a Powerbook G4 running OSX Tiger if that matters.