I'm a newbie. I've got Mandrake 9.1 installed and 75% working. I'm keen. Confused. Full of questions. Sit back and get comfy
I've been faq-digging, and I've read a lot of online manuals, but this is almost a case of too much information. When reading faqs I often get stuck because I have a few core bits of knowledge missing. Everything I read assumes I already know something else.
Perhaps I could get some information on the following simple questions:
1 - Where is the best place to go for help? I don't want to keep clogging forums with my "same as the next guy" newbie questions. Is there a comprehensive (and plainly written) manual available anywhere online?
2 - Where do my programs get installed? Sometimes I install things and I can't find them in my K-Menu. Where do they go?
3 - What are linux programs? Are they bats, pifs, exe files and dlls, or something new?
4 - What are the techniques for installing/uninstalling programs? I've put a few RPMs in. Is that the only way to install software? What about installing drivers?
5 - What is "compiling the kernel" and do I need to do it to install things? Hell, what is
I'll leave it at that for the meantime!