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ok, now i have NO clue what i am doing. i have gotten away from programing i started when it was linerar line. went into the service(U.S.M.C.) got out, and now eveything is point and click.
ok, i just put yarrow in one of my hdd's, and i have NO CLUE what the snotballs im doin, but i do know this much im tired of the microsoft strangel hold on the p.c. maket(as far as o.s.'s go).
i have figured out a few things about yarrow, i do like the way the whole thing is set up and runs, so any help would be nice and be glad for. web sites so i can read up on this new O.S., and get a better idea would be like as well. thanks!
Yarrow is the name of an older version of Red Hat, RH9 or FC1, I believe. If I am correct, then you will have much better luck learning the current state of the Linux operating system with a newer version of whatever distro you choose. As of now, the most current version of what you are using is Fedora Core 5. Red Hat EL 4 is the current commercial version.
If you want to learn the operating system, post your system specs, and a little about how you want to use your computer (if you are a home desktop user). You may get a little better guidance.
Your title: We don't care if you are dumb--or even if you THINK you are.
Font: Big bold characters just mean that you are SCREAMING at us---WHY!!!!????
Question: You have no specific question(s)
To try and help you, a few observations about how to learn computer stuff:
1. First, use the system--OS, SW, whatever. Try things, push buttons, experiment, see what happens.
2. When you get to something you can't figure out, then search Google, post here, etc. and find the answer. Then go back to step 1.
3. When you get tired of 1 and 2, go buy a book. (eg Linux in a nutshell--O'Reilly). When you get tired of the book, return to step 1.
ok, i hope this is better. im taking advantage of what i do have, by clicking and messing around with it. it dont matter to me what one i have to learn on, just as long as i can get the basicis down. i have figured out that my ISP doesn't like me runing it. i have had a few nasty grahms left on my c-phone(he he i told them to keep up, or get burned out).i do THANK YOU folks for the help and ideas as to whare to look. is linuxquestions.org the best place for people like me to get information from? like i said, i have no idea what a lot of the commands and things of that nature are.
If you are brand new and want "point and click," I suggest considering working with a "newbie friendly" distribution. In my opinion, Red Hat and Fedora are not in that category. Linspire, Mandriva, SUSE, and Ubuntu are. You might also consider getting a book on the topic, Test Driving Linux. It comes with a "Live" CD--a CD enabling you to run Linux on most computers without having to install it.
I suggest searching for a distribution that's right for you. You can look at http://distrowatch.com/ for tons of them. I also suggest doing a lot of reading, searching forums, etc. I'm sure even "brianthegreat" has, and still does, runs into problems in Linux, so don't let annoyances like that annoy you. As for you ISP, I don't know what's going on there. Sounds odd to me.
Last edited by Linux~Powered; 05-15-2006 at 04:43 PM.