Tux Training. Network, security, server setup guides for beginner. Using The Terminal. "Under Linux there are GUIs (graphical user interfaces), where you can point and click and drag, and hopefully get work done without first reading lots of documentation.
The traditional Unix environment is a CLI (command line interface), where you type commands to tell the computer what to do. That is faster and more powerful, but requires finding out what the commands are. " -- from man intro(1) There are many varieties of Linux, but almost all of them use similar commands that can be entered from a command-line interface terminal. Howto to start working with basic bash shell commands - KhoLiX Wiki.
Linux Command Directory - O'Reilly Media. TuXfiles - the Linux newbie help files, tutorials, and tips. Ubuntu Blog. [ RXVT.ORG ] Cygwin Part 1. Useful Configuration of Cygwin, Part 1: Install, rxvt, and BASH Installation To install cygwin first download and run the setup.
Be sure to choose at least the folllowing packages: (hint: if you find the listing of packages according to groups annoying then click the "View" button in the upper-right which will change the listing order to alphabetical) Admin: cygrunsrv Doc: cygwin-doc Doc: man Editors: vim Interpreters: perl Mail: fetchmail Mail: mutt Mail: procmail Net: inetutils Net: openssh Net: openssl Net: rsync Shells: bash Shells: rxvt Text: less Utils: cygutils.