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Old 05-15-2002, 06:06 AM   #1
g3nzo
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hello linux world


hi all,

i just finished reading 'Rebel Code'

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...576694-7000662

and realised what i've been missing!

i've been a developer on windows systems 4 a few years and have been inspired to build a pc running linux...soon.

i've got a bit of catching up to do so some cool newbie links would help me out..i have absolutley no idea!...never even seen a linux box

thanx to all, i look forward to contributing to this when i'm up to speed
 
Old 05-15-2002, 07:00 AM   #2
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Err, sorry, but what is your question? Do you need help with what kind of hardware you should be looking at for Linux? Do you need advice on the differences between distros? Help us out here...
 
Old 05-15-2002, 07:26 AM   #3
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everything...where dyu start?

i'd like to set up a server and a gateway mainly...
 
Old 05-15-2002, 07:33 AM   #4
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if that's really the question you want to ask, you want to get a book. it's the best way to get a decent idea of what you can do, and how to do stuff. you could start with http://cakenet.dynu.com/redhat_unleashed.tar.bz2 good as any really. also use linuxdoc.org for lots of general info. and come here when you have specific questions you can solve with documentation you already have.
 
Old 05-15-2002, 07:50 AM   #5
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thanx 4 the tip, i'll get reading
 
Old 05-15-2002, 09:15 AM   #6
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can i just take up a whole lot of column inches? my sister is just about to start using linux and i put together some links i thought were useful for a total beginner to linux, so i have them on hand and i thought i would post them here.

Also, might i say that my first info about GNU/Linux came from that book The Rebel Code (by Glyn Moody) too and i'd heartily recommend it to anyone.

Here are the links:

http://www.yourlinux.co.uk/index.html a site that sells incredibly cheap software on CDs in the UK.

http://www.yourlinux.co.uk/whatis.html a quick history of linux

http://home.c2i.net/dark/linux.html a document for linux beginners, won't teach you much initially, but keep it around it has a lot of hints for after you've been using the system for a couple of weeks. This one i found out about from Acid Kewpie having it in his signature.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opens.../stallman.html a fantastic chapter by Richard Stallman telling the story of how the Free Software Foundation came into being, allowing free operating systems such as we have today.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opens...ook/linus.html a chapter written by Linus Torvalds telling his story about linux and how it came to be what it is today.

http://newsforge.com/newsforge/02/04...6.shtml?tid=23 a page telling you about /proc and /dev, the two parts of the linux filesystem that do not have a windows counterpart.

http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/intel/index.html try this large index of help files and articles written specifically for newbies.

http://pluto.phys.nwu.edu/~zhaoyj/le...system/toc.htm a really good book for using unix in general. it covers your journey from a total newbie to a unix system administrator.
You will want to read chapters one to five, possibly six and seven, definitely eight and ten, probably nine, and also a few chapters from section three, probably chapters sixteen to eighteen and maybe nineteen, although the whole book is good, and you might want to read it all.

here are a few good articles from linuxworld.com.au, these are not too technical and are designed for the beginner:

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=77&tid=8 start here, it's a page for a total linux beginner

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=4&tid=1 a page describing the graphical interfaces available for linux

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=6&tid=1 a page to start you off using Emacs, which is an open source text editor.

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=19&tid=8 a page to start you off using vi, a unix text editor

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=27&tid=8 a page about different user accounts on yr system, this is more important than in windows, since user accounts actually work in linux.

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=66&tid=8 a page to get you started on installing things in linux. this is an irritating area, since there's still no real hard and fast standard easy way to install something.

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=58&tid=8 a page describing how to run windows programs in linux.

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=128&tid=8 a page about mounting filesystems.

http://linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=131&tid=8 a page about upgrading your kernel.

http://linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=280&tid=8 a page about running M$ office in linux, though why you would want to do so when you have openoffice is beyond me

http://linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=283&tid=1 a page about recovering deleted files

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=88&tid=4 a page about reading pdfs in linux (which is easy)

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=121&tid=8 an article about connecting to the internet

http://www.linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=122&tid=8 an article about basic computer security

http://linuxworld.com.au/article.php3?aid=166&tid=4 how to tell if your security has been compromised

not all of those links will be useful but hope there is something in there for you g3nz0...
 
Old 05-15-2002, 10:42 AM   #7
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*phew*... that is so cool!

thanx a lot calum, this is going to really help me out.
 
Old 05-15-2002, 02:16 PM   #8
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And it's just a small part of interesting Linux links available. Just start reading and won't stop.
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