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Old 09-22-2005, 07:53 AM   #16
Holf
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Man, that is seriously cool!!
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:27 AM   #17
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So cool that I think Megaman X has to open a new thread showing the newbies some tricks like this one
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:02 AM   #18
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Thanks guys for your feedback. Linux is indeed a beast that I love and try to understand how it works and there's not one day that I don't find something new. Just in this thread I've learned a lot new, as the --color together with grep .

I will try to create a home page soon (most likely using WordPress, so peoples can leave comments, works very nice, very secure and since I suck at PHP and webdesign, well, you got the point )about Linux: Something simple to understand and follow, like understanding the Unix file system structure, creating, moving and changing permissions of files.

I've been planning this for a while and your positive feedback made me inspired . If I ever got this finished, I will let the link in my signature and send a message to Jeremy (the owner of this forum), when I need help.

For the time being, check out LinuxQuestions.org Wiki:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Main_Page

lots and lots (and lots) of good stuff in there.

Best regards!

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Old 09-22-2005, 04:35 PM   #19
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Hey ! just wanted to say this :

Megaman X the Newbies, please watch this before posting which you've mentioned in your sig. is excellent and really effective.

Many times such things appeal more to the mind than stuff written in plain simple text.

Many people might just ignore that entry in your sig. or may not even come across it --so maybe something better could be done with that ( link a link on this website, or something like that ).

It's just a suggestion.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 06:47 AM   #20
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Thanks koodoo for your suggestion .

I remotely remember somebody else requesting the admin of this forum to actually use that flash animation as a sticky or even when a new member signs up. I don't remember how that went and, even though I would agree that it helps, it could give problems to this site, like steam forums not liking that idea, or even the author not liking the idea. Heck, as far as I can tell, even the little link in my signature could be a problem for me... I have actually tried to find and contact the author of the flash animation if it was ok to use the link on my signature, without success...

If anyone had made a similar one especially for LQ.org, now that would be nice. Unconnected but... I love that flash animation featuring the young Billy (the newbie we all were once..gheh), but I hate, hate, hate and re-hate Steam: The concept, the performance and the way it works (or not)

Regards!
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:09 PM   #21
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Yes, I understand that it could cause trouble Also it would be really nice if someone made a similar thing for LQ. One more thing -- Billy's great.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:44 PM   #22
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Hi all,

Yes, I checked out the link in your sig. straightaway, Megaman X, as soon as I saw your original post. I agree it should be a de facto sticky on all forums everywhere.

But of course, just because we are Linux newbies doesn't mean we are forum newbies in general . And I can't help thinking that most people who post appropriately on forums do so because it is common sense and they are intelligent enough to learn how to do so pretty quickly. I reckon many forum offenders would just ignore the good advice and continue to behave the way they do anyway.

I'm right there with you on the Steam appraisal... I loved the final product but the devilery was pretty suspect. And Valve's justification seemed pretty hollow to me. They said that to deliver a product to the shops would take years longer because they had to plan for shelf space! Could be true, perhaps - I am no supply chain expert so perhaps I am being unfair on them.

In short, I suppose the ethos of on-demand-delivery is a fine enough concept but I just don't think Steam was the answer.


Just spellchecked this before posting and noticed I'd written 'devilery' instead of 'delivery'. Reckon that Freudian Slip has got to stay!
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:19 AM   #23
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Noticed how much fun you were having on this thread and thought I would jump in with my two cents. On the Getting Started Guide if you check the main menu in RH9 you will notice a Documentation category and within that is a link to bring up the Getting Started Guide. Any of the other rpm's on the documentation CD will also have entries in this category after they are installed.

On installation of rpm's using RH and FC you should take a look at the up2date command. Once configured this makes it very easy to install packages. It is a lot like yum in that it will install any additional packages that are required by the one you want to install.

For example, if I wanted to install postgresql I could type up2date -i postgresql at the command line and it would install postgresql and any packages that postgresql is dependent on. This is very handy because some packages have a lot of dependencies and make it difficult to install.

Bill

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