1)Why do you want to learn Linux?
I want to learn Linux so that I can get to grips with the command line, networking and Apache. I'd like to then go on and learn Ruby. This also seems like a sector where there are jobs that are well paid, to do jobs that are intellectually stimulating. Those can be few and far between in modern day capitalism...
2)What will you need to help you learn?
I'll need to set learning goals. I'll need to get involved with different projects that test my skills as I go along.