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https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/8783/resources-to-learn-linux was merged into https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3294/good-introductory-resources-for-linux/8785, which seems quite reasonable given the headlines. But the older question was:

Basically what should I know for daily interaction with a linux webserver and what are good resources to learn it.

( I'd like this to be kind of a faq for good introductory resources to Linux as an OS, so server tips are good, but it shouldn't have to be server only )

whereas the new one was

What would you professionals recommend a beginner do to learn how to use this OS to its full potential?

(Emphasis added.)

I'm not complaining about the merge, but I liked the distinction between "give me a list of resources" and "what should I actively do to learn". Anyone have suggestions for how to put that back into the merged question without being too disruptive?

  • I just want to point out that I do want to do some rewriting of the original question... it's a bit of the 3rd of it's sort... and I'd kinda like to turn it into a beginner faq of where to start. – xenoterracide Mar 8 '11 at 16:28
  • @xenoterracide — sounds good to me. I would like to keep the "How do I get started with Linux" separate from "Give a list of newbie links", though. – mattdm Mar 8 '11 at 18:31
  • well hopefully resources will be more than just a list of links... – xenoterracide Mar 9 '11 at 12:39
  • @xenoterracide — I think lists of links are the likely outcome. Maybe some "try to see if there's a local LUG". Am I crazy in making a "what are resources" / "what should I do" distinction? – mattdm Mar 9 '11 at 12:41
  • possibly. What do you do, also depends on how you want to learn, and in some cases what. – xenoterracide Mar 9 '11 at 13:07

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