The Best Linux Tutorials Around

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I find myself coming back most often to the RHEL documentation, specifically, the System Administrator Guide whenever I want to do something “the right way”.

Additionally, I regularly use the Arch Wiki and Ubuntu Manpages (though not as much as RHEL).

They are all usually helpful, despite the distro I happen to be working with.

Also, shameless plug, I am working on a project that began in this forum post. It’s still very much WIP, but it’s up here: (yes, it just redirects to an AWS instance right now). I will add some of the links in this thread when I have chance.

Didn’t realize this thread was kind of dead… my bad.


Just sleeping :smiley:


The UNIX and Linux System Administrator Handbook (previously named the UNIX System Administrator Handbook) has always been a great resource, even for novices.

Anyone got one for a custom distro,image?

Like Linux from scratch?

No, like i install, install apps, config, then remix to to “custom distro”

I know a bunch of programs are out there like Refracta, RemasterSys, Linux Respin, Mondo Rescue and others. I haven’t used any of them and I’m not sure which ones are still in development or how useful they are.

Also a list of other utilities mentioned here:

Yes, your intuition in the form of distilled experience is hard won and quite valuable. I have been learning a lot from you since the teksyndicate days. To be honest, your audience on here is a mixed bunch with various experience levels. I feel your aim since the level1 linux channel hasn’t been ‘tech tips’ but a very concentrated effort to get entry level linux users to see the power, sophistication and philosophical implications using the software. My honest feedback is that your efforts have rewarded you richly and the quality of your work reflects this. That being said I just had to respond with my entry level resources;

Addison Wesley inform IT series has recently been melting and reforming my brain, and I’m nearly illiterate. it’s a great starting point for anyone entry level because the editors take great care for consistency and comprehension. I’m still a pen and paper kind of guy, but there are ebooks for it. If you go paper route then you’re looking at about 30 to 50 USD per unit but there are a large range of publications between 2015 to 2018 so they are very relevant and up to date.

My next suggestion is the free edx linux foundation course. The context given here is from LT himself, can’t get anymore baseline than that. I noticed many historical examples in this that many other intros just glaze over. Simple stuff such as vmlinuz is the compressed kernel and the z stands for zip. It’s silly little things like that that give me a stronger context to understand linux terminology and baseline functionality of the os. In my opinion, LFS on edx should be where you point nearly all entry level people because it’s free, easily navigated, well thought out and mainly authored and edited from Linux orthodoxy.

That’s all I have for now, thanks for reading the post.

Have fun!

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Once upon a time, the Level1Linux channel was more than a VFIO news channel. And then Gnif and AMD came along and ruined the channel. The End.

I been working on a udemy course that goes live any day now


Can’t wait to view it :slight_smile:

I’ll check it out.

Is there going to be an announcement of sorts? :smiley:

Also, I hope this isn’t inappropriate, but are you receiving monetary perks from this? Or does all the money go to Udemy and their causes?

If some or all goes to you guys, I will start raving like a madman about your course to my company. Currently, we generally pay for a month of Linux Academy if we need to brush up on some Linux things. It would be nice to get some Wendell et al. in the office.


Tutorial Linux also has a udemy course.
@wendell that udemy course ready yet? Credit card is waiting


I find even the simplest stuff difficult and I don’t know how to fix them because I don’t know what my problem is.

For example, did you know that you can’t gpg sign your commits if you su - user? Why? Apparently it is a security thing? All is well if I ssh [email protected] though…

So why does gpg treat ssh differently than su?

Could be interesting!
One thing, do you have a teleprompter? Paul made one with a cardboard box and a piece of glass, did a video on it.
I get the feeling you are reading from below the camera, which angers androids like myself.