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Old 06-30-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Good noobie programs to help me...


...learn linux, and to kill time on linux...so that would be good free linux games, books, so on...im trying to fill up a CD with linux things because my linux computer isn't online yet.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the collection available at http://www.freshmeat.net?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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No but i will
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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And don't forget Sourceforge while you're at it.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:53 PM   #5
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Yeah... though I usually find freshmeat easier to navigate. Also look through the package repository for your distro, which can usually be found online.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 04:35 PM   #6
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Yeah... though I usually find freshmeat easier to navigate. Also look through the package repository for your distro, which can usually be found online.
They what?

And i can't find much on freshmeat that seems useful...
i'm still looking and starting to on source forge
 
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Well, what kind of software are you looking for? If you can help narrow it down, that might help us.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:00 PM   #8
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Some that can teach me to use linux....science stuff...something to help me learn programming with C++ or maybe something a bit noober like python or pearl...umm...hmm...maybe books if you can download them...ive seen some around before but i'm not sure how popular that is. anything else can wait till i get a router or something so i can get it only.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:07 PM   #9
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it's all .gz i have no idea what to do with it...
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:19 PM   #10
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.gz Is a "gzip"ed file.

If you want a place to go read things, check out The Linux Documentation Project. Also read the LQ Wiki (http://wiki.linuxquestions.org).
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:19 PM   #11
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it's all .gz i have no idea what to do with it...
linux already comes with all the software you need to learn the linux system. bash and man is all you really need. especially if you dont know what to do with a .gz file.

hint: try
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man gunzip
if you want a fun game, try installing some code from source and tracking down dependencies manually.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:24 PM   #12
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if you want a fun game, try installing some code from source and tracking down dependencies manually. [/B]
What? sounds like fun but i have no idea how to do it...
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:26 PM   #13
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what about scr.tar.gz?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:44 PM   #14
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tar is an abbreviation for Tape ARchive. so .tar.gz is basically the equivalent of .zip files on windows. A program called 'tar' is used to create and open tar files. A .tar.gz file has been run through tar to consolidate a bunch of files then gzip to compress them. To uncompress the .tar.gz file, you can
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tar -zxvf scr.tar.gz
which will uncompress and un-tar the file in one step, or you can gunzip it first then use tar to extract the archive.

again, check the man pages, man tar, man gunzip. Man pages are your friend, they will tell you all you need to know about Linux.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:58 PM   #15
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Sometimes the man pages really are not enough. But another good thing to try is the info command. Sometimes the info pages have alot more info than the man pages. For instance, I'm trying to figure out how to extact files from a .tar at the moment. I tried what seemed correct from the man page.
$ tar -x Archive.tar .
but that did nothing. Now i'm looking through the info pages to find more detailed info of the use of the tar command.

Oh and I don't rememeber if anyone else suggested this yet, but I would burn a copy of Knoppix. You can use that and learn linux stuff (take good notes while doing it) without picking a distro yet or even installing anything to your HD. I've even booted it on lab computers at school
 
  


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