How to Learn Linux


  1. Jeff

    In the video you mentioned you worked with Asterisk and telephony, can you make some videos on that?

    1. Chris Titus

      Sure, it is a bit of a niche subject. However, If you are getting into it, I’d recommend looking at the FreePBX project. They make is very simple for people to get started.

  2. raymondday61

    I been using a server for years now and in my /root folder have a text time name cat4commands. So I just type cat cat4 tab to fill out the rest and it list a lot of all most one line commands and a little text saying what they do. Ones I looked up in the past and they work out real good.

    1. david fullerton

      That’s a good idea. Can you post it somewhere? Never thought about doing that. But, also, you must always go back to your root directory to get the auto-fill to work. Right? Yet, that’s a good idea.

  3. david fullerton

    Love what you are doing. Hey, on JOIN THE NEWSLETTER popup, please fix spelling of receive … it is recEIve not recieve. I want you to look sharp, and it’s something that people will catch.

    1. Chris Titus

      Thanks David, I’ll get this fixed ASAP!

  4. Graham Cli

    I have a new job as an IT manager at a non profit school for autistic children. I have always been a VMware / Windows virtualized server guy, but as we are a non profit and we try to spend as much money as possible on the kids and not infrastructure, I now need to operate at a more economical scale of little or no money for hardware / software etc. So I am hoping to leverage Linux KVM. I would love to go the RHEL route, but that not be within the budget either.
    I am a Linux noob, but I see it is time to cross over, so I would appreciate any advice to build the most inexpensive, but reliable virtualized environment as possible. Some servers will be windows virtualized servers, but I will chose to go Linux where possible. Backup of the environment is also critical as we are a school.
    PLEASE HELP! Thanks.

  5. DavidF

    I wish you would make a video on the setup of a Linux mail server. Most videos that I have found have someone Indian that is hard to understand. Here is an example video. I like how this guy grabbed a container and used it.

    And, here is my comment to you — on another post. Let me copy it …

    I hope that Chris covers (eventually) something that many people have wanted and searched for in Linux communities, is how to setup a Mail Server for Linux. I’d love to move away from Gmail and just host a mail-server at home. It’d be nice to know how to setup rules that process mail as it is incoming … like send political mail to trash, etc.

    Being new to Linux, I would assume that there is some single, one-stop download for it (similar to PfSense). But, I have not found one so far. So, there are many details going from initialization, setup, and configuration that are beyond me (at the moment). But, I wish that I could find one like Nas4Free or something that simple to get going.

    Does anyone have ideas on how to do this? Could someone point me to a step-by-step document or video? I looked and many of them are Indian where people are hard to understand.

    Be nice if you ran a series on this topic. Also, teach us how to use Docker and grab some Docker images and show us how to put them to work. I’m new to Docker, so I really want to learn it (along with becoming competent in Linux).


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