Linux for the dumpiest!!!

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    Linux for the dumpiest!!!

    Hi,
    I'm so new Linux guy who finally decided to start on Linux. It seems too easy to say so, but I don't know where to start. Can you gave me some starting points or strengths what is the best way?!
    Thanks.

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    And exactly what is your target right now?

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    Actually I'm junior embedded programmer. Nowadays I'm working on some research for making a kind of OS for embedded platforms. Even that, I need linux as a support platform for my GIT code version control.

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    Ok, so what do you need to know?

    What I'm trying to say is that if you ask SPECIFIC questions, you will get a much more direct answer than if you ask "I need to know lots of things, but I'm not going to tell you what they are".

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    Good point. Sorry for my confusion.
    OK, what Linux OS should I install, that is not too complicated and, on the another hand, it will be good for a beginner, and good for me to start all those things I've mentioned.

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    Ubuntu seems to be very popular, but I've never used that variant.

    I've previously used SuSE, RedHat and Fedora (and probably a couple of others), and none of them are particularly hard to install.

    I'm not sure if "git" is included in any of the distributions, but I expect that it is not terribly hard to install.

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    Thanks for your hints.

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    it depends on you really. Linux has gotten easier for beginners with gui's and what-not. But truthfully, the scripting and the command line tools are what drew me to it. If you have that sort of brain then I would suggest looking for a tutorial on bash scripting. As a programmer, I think that's what got me hooked on the system.
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