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Old 03-27-2004, 12:56 AM   #16
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i hear mandrake is great for newbies...i also hear that slack is great, if you wanna really learn linux quick, as far as all the commands and stuff go, so i'd say you have 2 great distros to play with. i went with suse cause a friend of mine recommended it, but i'm really interested in slackware now, too...so i might pick that up.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:58 AM   #17
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yeah thats why i downloaded mandrake and slackware because of the advice of all the great people on this site
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:00 AM   #18
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and don't be fooled by my "member" status...i'm still a total newbie...lol. i just happened to log enough posts here to get the member thing.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:03 AM   #19
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yeah im still the awesome newbie -- due to all of my working habits eww work! and School! i dont get alot of time to make many posts but once i get my box i am sure that this board will be my one great friend because i know that i will be running into may problebs due to the fact that i have never used linux before in my life so i am going to have to get used to the command line and having to type things in. I think i will be able to do it because i sure am gettin tired of this damn blue screen of death on the damn M$ machine
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:05 AM   #20
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so far i haven't come across a problem someone here didn't already know about...this is a great place to learn. it's where i learned pretty much everything i know so far...so yeah...you're gonna learn tons here...
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:07 AM   #21
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Great thats what i want to do -- i will be going to ball state next year to study computer science and i wanted to familiarize my self with the unix core of linux before i had to use it at school and look like a complete idiot
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:14 AM   #22
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yeah...you're gonna do fine. if i have just one piece of advice, it's don't get discouraged and give up. it took you how long to learn windows? it'll take a little while to get comfortable with linux, too, but trust me, once you do, you'll love it, and wonder why you didn't use it sooner. the command line stuff is easy. basic stuff, and with man pages and all the info on the web, there is nothing you can't learn and information you can't find, and like i said, there is prolly nothing you'll come across that someone here hasn't already figured out, so become friends with the "search" button, and if that doesn't work, just ask...someone will help you out here. this is a great board!
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:18 AM   #23
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Yeah thanks detpenguin for all the advise.
Well i am going to go seeing as i have 12 hours of that dreded thing i mentioned earlier (work!) tomorrow and only have a couple hours til i have to be at work so i need my sleep. Thanks again to you and all the others that have already helped or will help me in the near future after i get my new linux box shipped to me -- It has only been one day and already has felt like an eternity -- man i want it now so i can play with it. NOW I SAID
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talk to everybody later
 
  


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