11.Suggestions for using this guide

[Tip]Tip

The information in Section1.5, “Key differences between Windows/Mac OS X and Linux” and Section3.1, “Features of the shell” can save you a lot of time and frustration when you are working with the CLI.

The resources mentioned in SectionA.1, “Suggested resources for finding information” can help you find specific information quickly.

Although you could read this guide from start to finish, you may find it useful to read whichever sections interest you, or you might want to try a strategy such as one of the following:



[3] X tunneling is a feature of SSH,[2] which is already beyond the scope of this guide, so I'm afraid that you're on your own for learning more about it.

[4] The Wikipedia article on Linux distributions (which are commonly called distros) has some information about them.


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