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For the Self Proclaimed :newbie: (in all;)

Posted 10-15-2013 at 09:44 AM by jamison20000e
Updated 10-03-2016 at 09:28 PM by jamison20000e


LQ gets voluminous amounts of (to ?any) "novice" inquires and many frequented
so here's more of some quick links from *we to you* best wishes and have fun.

Going to keep it short and simple, up to you how deep to go Untitled.png
What we learn with we perceive most useful but truthfully, the more we learn with the more we'll find useful.

Many a seA so seaRch WiSely.

You've(1) decided to make(2) a choice(3) for freedom(4) and at a good time(5) too,,, in my more than twenty years with it* I've watched GNU\Linux(6) change to be usable by anyone so enjoy! More importantly search(8) answers(9) before posting questions as-well put more info(10). Then if your problem gets solved [inform] plus how for the sake of others?. And, that's all I'm going to put outside of comments
but infinite-possibilities--
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Why you should back up your files (and\or configs, microcoughed-loosedough$ if you may need it too &c*)
2. Wikipedia; Live CD (or USB or Virtualbox &see*)
3. Distrowatch; Distribution category Live Medium "Sorted by popularity" (you decide also from Linux magazines or distro sites plus try libraries &sea...)
4. Free as in Freedom; Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
5. Debian User Forums; How to Help Someone use a Computer
6. Top pick of searching for 'what is Linux'
7. The Linux Documentation Project
8. University of South Carolina; Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial On Searching The Web
9. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way;
10. : like your PC or hardware's model number ; defined by Computer Hope .com and at a (10.1)command-prompt$(: Kon-Solo;)
man uname
(FreeBSD Man Pages)
(10.2) additionally more on the problem at hand, what you did\want, error codes+++
Happy Hacking
P.s:(11) want to mention the joy I've had
trying many, many distros plus window
managers and think it's vital. . .

CLI is the best but I do love how bloatware rhymes with cycles to spare.
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    Matrix(*) pill.
    To boot

    Sometimes Wifi firmware (+other) is not 'open' (or $upported by freedom) so you'll need "non-free"opened drivers (some distros try for only free (maybe due to reverse-engineering legalities or patents on math and such(?) to promote the way it should be(!)) but) If happens another device to get drivers transferred will help via CD\USB\SD\local-device-to-device-connection\etc plus can help generally for searching topics if your main system goes down. Ethernet can almost always help to download the drivers as well. I've used Debian or based-upon-distros more often so: Sid is "much more... muchier..." eg prime video stopped working in chrome for me so installed chrome "unstable" plays fine...

    Another few things to mention if you use a 64-bit PC use a 64-bit OS (IMHO) and with plus also as-well fun I guess always find updated-info if links don't die or *I don't update.

    P.s: (again,) why do we recommend certain distros? They're free to try and it's up to you! (some may work easier and\or better with your hardware or\and willingness) RPM, DEB, TAR,,,
    Posted 10-18-2013 at 08:38 AM by jamison20000e jamison20000e is online now
    Updated 09-13-2016 at 11:34 AM by jamison20000e
  2. Old Comment
    "The average human uses ten percent brain power at most times???"
    So, find nine more people; GPL it baby! :-D

    Like snowboarding (most) Linuces easy learning curves (WHISTLE♪whistle♫) can get steep depending on what you want to do.

    Virtualbox (+ +) run operating-systems in Linux and (see what you will)
    Use losedoh$-microcoughed when referring to, "it,," stops the adds for such frivolous $pending and tick$ them off? L L
    (And--you may want to back that up if you need it.)

    (Tap and drag a finger to highlight me and more...)
    how deep is the rabbit's hole if you're the rabbit?
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    "I see," says the blind-man. ;-)

    <a href=""><img src="" alt="Come to LibrePlanet 2014!"/></a>

    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it may live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
    Albert Einstein? Amos Dolbear? Matthew Kelly? Apocryphal?
    When you're one step ahead of the crowd you're a genius. When you're two steps ahead, you're a crackpot.
    Rabbi Shlomo Riskin?
    Most hackers are no crackers nor anarchists terrorists.
    You will just have to ǝuƃᴉuǝǝɹ all that for yourselves... (:[/SIZE]
    Only so many truths, most answers are not created they have always been!
    Posted 10-21-2013 at 10:12 AM by jamison20000e jamison20000e is online now
    Updated 10-03-2016 at 09:37 PM by jamison20000e
  3. Old Comment

    From a ignorant brilliant (as only a mechanic can be, edited by me JE with Rokytnji's ohay ) human being who enjoys life to it's fullest.
    Posted 12-12-2015 at 11:55 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 06-08-2016 at 01:08 PM by jamison20000e
  4. Old Comment
    1: Remember the human

    The golden rule your parents and your kindergarten teacher taught you was pretty simple: Do unto others as you'd have others do unto you. Imagine how you'd feel if you were in the other person's shoes. Stand up for yourself, but try not to hurt people's feelings.

    In cyberspace, we state this in an even more basic manner: Remember the human.
    ... "our parents and" "our kindergarten teacher taught" not who's?
    Posted 01-06-2016 at 05:26 PM by jamison20000e jamison20000e is online now
    Updated 06-02-2016 at 05:08 AM by jamison20000e


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