This is my attempt at making a quick intro to administering a Linux machine. This is aimed mostly at the home or office user, not at the true sysadmin. However, a lot of the concepts that need considering when using a powerful OS like Linux are almost completely foreign to the typical Windows user. Windows NT does not even cover many of the issues Linux does (in the way of permissions and security ... or even connectivity) so some things need to be gone over. You may wish to read this over lightly once if you find it heavy, and then re-read it all with a bit more information under your belt. Feel free to E-mail me if you have any suggestions.
root is the super-user of a typical Linux
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