|reply to Snakeoil |
Re: Why oh why so many updates? Why I "like" Ubuntu
You don't need a spare PC, run KVM or virtualbox on your machine now and you can deploy an instance of another distro or even a different OS such as FreeBSD or OpenBSD or a Solaris based OS.
Ubuntu/Debian are fine to learn CLI if you want. CentOS might help more since a lot of companies use Redhat and CentOS is pretty darn close.
That being said, if you feel the need to download and compile software from source you can do that with Ubuntu just as much as the other Linux distros if you want.
Also "Linux in a nutshell" and some O'rielly shell scripting books are also good.
Your local community college no doubt has an intro to UNIX type class to help as well.
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