Learn How to Speak Geek to Learn How to Use Linux - Linux Training Online - Linux Concepts & Terms
One of the most difficult things to learn about Linux is the terminology - the many different Linux terms. Linux has it's own lingo (and slang language), which includes lots of wonderfully interesting, bizarre and strange terms. Learn Linux terms and concepts to learn how to use Linux!
One of the most difficult things to learn about Linux is the terminology - the many different Linux terms. Linux has it's own lingo (and slang language), which includes lots of wonderfully interesting, bizarre and strange terms.
But learning Linux terms, in other words, understanding the "Linux lingo", is absolutely necessary to understanding how to use the Linux OS (operating system).
To understand how Linux works, you need to understand Linux concepts - and the Linux terms that are used over and over again in the descriptions of these Linux concepts.
Linux Tips: As part of your Linux training, you need to understand Linux terms to be able to understand Linux concepts.
The Reasons for So Many Linux Terms - That Mean the Same Thing!
Linux has developed for over ten years now, and is based on Unix, which has been around for over 30 years!
During the development of Unix (with many different versions) and Linux (with many different distributions), there have been many organizations, companies, groups of people, and individuals that have contributed to Unix and Linux. These people have worked on Unix and Linux over a long period of time and in every country in the world!
Linux Terms Example - Linux Console, Linux Terminal, Linux Terminal Emulation Window
So, someone creates a program and someone else creates a similar program and they both do basically the same thing, but both are given a different name for what they do! - and this can become extremely confusing and frustrating.
For example, to run Linux commands from a Linux desktop, you open a terminal emulation window. A terminal emulation window is also known as a "Linux terminal" or a "Linux console", or simply "terminal".
If you're working at a Linux desktop, someone may say "just open a terminal and run the ls command". Someone else may say "just go to the console and run the ls command" and both of these mean "open a terminal emulation window and run the ls command". Fun eh?
Or, you may read one bit of Linux documentation, such as a Linux man page and see the term "Linux terminal" and read some other Linux info at a web site and see "Linux console", but both terms mean the same thing!
Linux Tips: Watch for upcoming articles with names that end in "Linux Concepts & Terms" to learn how to "speak geek" so you can learn how to use Linux! And rather than just defining these Linux terms, these articles will describe them "in context" while using the terms to describe Linux concepts. - This is truly "Translating Linux Geek-Speak into Clear Steps for Frustration-Free Mastery!"
Another great way to learn Linux is to watch Linux video tutorials and hear all the different Linux terms being used
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