I don't really know what the heck to say because I am brand new to Linux and don't know anyone on this site. However, I do want to introduce myself and start getting to know people around here.
I don't know much at all about the subject matter of these forums, so I think it may be a while before I have anything intelligent to contribute regarding code or script and the like, but I'll let you know right now that that's the goal. The main reason I'm installing Linux is to learn how to hack (not crack; I'm aware of the distaste towards the ambiguity of these terms). I hope that one day I would have the honor of actually contributing to the creation of an operating system. It would be such a thrill to have such a deep and thorough understanding of all the cogs and pulleys that make an OS tick.
Why I'm so curious...makes me curious about why I'm so curious. Especially when I hail from a generation of idiots who tend to assault their computer peripherals when an error occurs and call it stupid...as if the computer made some kind of bad decision or judgement call :rolleyes:
I have taught myself the basics of object oriented programming in the language of Java via some library books and self-imposed coding exercises. I'm proud of that, but I also realize it probably won't do much for me in hacking my install of Linux other than a having a familiarity with some key terms and concepts in software engineering (like knowing what polymorphism means and what an array is) I also do a bit of HTM and CSS. If my assumptions are right, these little bits of experience may allow me to pick up Python really quickly. I hear it's already regarded as arguably the most beginner friendly language, so hopefully I will learn at a really good rate.
Well I do believe I've pulled a Led Zeppelin and Rambled On. If there's any advice anyone could give me about how to get the most out of learning Linux and learning how to tinker with Linux, it would be much appreciated.