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Old 04-09-2004, 07:29 AM   #16
joecoin
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Geez Slappy,

(May I call you Slappy?) You sound like a nun I once had. Study study study. This stuff is supposed to come natural to me. Hard work has killed many more people than Ted Kennedy.

I've decided to take MRKnisley up on his genorous offer of OS on CD. In the meantime, I will definetly think about formulating a plan to begin to consider making a list of things I should do to get started with deciding if I want to start looking at how to begin to start studying.

Maybe I'll take a nap first.

Thanks,

Joe
 
Old 04-11-2004, 02:37 AM   #17
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Gald I could be of help.

Enjoy your next distro Joe.

Slappy
 
Old 04-17-2004, 09:32 PM   #18
charon79m
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joecoin,

I'm not sure if I missed your email or who knows what.... anyway, just get me a list of what you want and I'll get it out to you.

I just downloaded Mepis (sp?) today. It's a live-distro like Knoppix but it also installs from that same disk too.

I'm a BIG fan of Debain, and if you're looking for a distribution to do some learning... Debain is nice.

For you though, I'd recomend Fedora or Mandrake. Those distros will get you up and running and give you a solid machine on which to learn. Either way, welcome to the WONDERFUL world of post-Y2K linux. ;o)

Cheers,
MrKnisely
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:15 PM   #19
joecoin
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MrKnisley,

I believe I am going to try that there Debain thingee you refered to. If I get completely lost, I may enlist your aid for a different iteration.

Thanks,

joecoin

 
Old 04-22-2004, 02:01 PM   #20
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My pleasure.... Remember with debain:

DO NOT get too hooked on the apt-get package handler. It's easy to get hooked on it and then forget how to do anything manually.

Also, if you want any software that is relatively new, you'll need to venture into "unstable" package territory. Debian is very particular on what they lable as stable. Usually their stable is 2 or 3 generations behind what is currently out.

Best of luck!

MrKnisely
 
  


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