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Old 07-08-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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How can I use Fedora Code 8


Hi every body, i'm a new member.I've just install Red Hat Fedora Code 8,I need the guide,some ebook to use this new OS, someone can help me,please give me the tutorial!Thank you very much!
 
Old 07-08-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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welcome the worlds biggest linux group ever.

actually what do you want to do, are you trying to write code (c/c++/java/perl etc.), make some configuration (samba, iptables etc.) or will you use your box like a internet machine. this is important; i am thinking that if you need to write code you can directly google about the topic http://www.google.com/linux, if you need to configure some application you can take a look on http://www.howtoforge.com, if you try to use like a internet machine, you can directly google again like how to ... i believe that is all.

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Old 07-08-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
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The best way to learn any new system is to simply start using it. Poke around the menus and try things to see what happens. When you get stuck on something, then go read a book or tutorial.

Any large bookstore will have several good books on Fedora, but there are also lots of free things on the web. For starters, look at http://tldp.org + the Fedora website.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 01:58 AM   #4
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It is just Fedora 8 (F8) the core was dropped after FC6.

In the long run you are probably better off just trying to use it. When you run into a problem search the forum (forums.fedoraforum.org is also a very good for Fedora) and remember Google is your FRIEND. About half of the post you see (virtually anywhere) can be solved with a couple minutes with Google. Switching from windows to Linux is very similar to learning a new language. You cannot think in English and speak Spanish, you have to think in a language in order to effectively speak it. So if you try and think Windows and run Linux, you are guaranteed to fail. An easy example of this is hard drives. In windows you have drive C: and all its subdirectories, but in Linux you to not mount (access) a drive, you mount a file system (on a drive). This is a very simple concept that drives the vast majority of windows users up the wall (trying to think in windows).
 
Old 07-08-2008, 02:49 AM   #5
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These may be useful:

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 07-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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You might like
Fedora Linux, by Chris Tyler. O'Reilly, 2007. $40
But the others are right: just keep trying what everything does. If you remember to always make a backup of things before you alter them, you'll never break anything you can't fix.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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thank you for your helps, I think that I must learn very much about it,i thought that linux is just include typing code,but Fedora Code 8 has a friendly user interface, it amaze me,i also Poke around the menus and try things to see what happens, but i don't know what the function of 'teminal',is it related with 'shell'? is it the screen where we type the code and perform all the statement of Linux? Please help me!
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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A terminal is the generic term for the interface to the computer. When you have a stand-alone PC, you are dealing with virtual terminals. Typically in Linux, VT1 thru VT6 are text terminals (command line), and VT7 and higher are graphical. In Linux, you can switch terminals using ctrl-alt-F1 (-F2, -F3, etc.)

The shell is the command interface to the kernel. It is the lowest level at which you can enter text commands. The typical Linux shell is "BASH".

To learn more about using Linux commands, I would start with "Bash Guide for Beginners"---free at http://tldp.org
 
  


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