Where to Start?
Hello! I'm currently trying to learn to use Linux Ubuntu for networking purposes. I have a decent background in networking with windows but everyone keeps telling me that Linux is making its way more and more into the scene. What are some basic things that I should start learning? Right now I have a junky old dell laptop running Ubuntu, a toshiba laptop running Vista and an old Cisco 2900 switch. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Welcome to the forums and to Linux! :)
Check the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux.
If you want to learn the Linux command line, I recommend checking out LinuxCommand.org for some quick and easy lessons.
Check the following thread for some free online Linux ebooks:
With a little web searching, you should be able to find plenty of networking oriented ebooks, as well.
Hope you will have fun running Linux.