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Old 01-05-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
mm_mohit
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Unhappy how to start??


hi guys,
i am studying comp science and new to linux..i want to know where to start from??any good book??
i want to be self taught as i dont have too much bucks to spend??also do this certifications help??

also whats this ISO thing and wats this binary code linux??
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hi,

just got start myself. The best thing you can do is down load the iso files from a linux vendors website. I am using Federa from Red Hat -- http://www.redhat.com/fedora/ There is some information about what to do here. http://fedora.redhat.com/download/

Download the iso files, burn the cd's and then start an installation on your computer. It is very easy to install the software and rather similar to windows. From there you will have a better sence of perspective.

Also read this http://www.linux.org/docs/beginner/index.html

James
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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Are there any good Linux books?
# Good Linux books
Running Linux
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

Preparing to install Linux:
# Choosing a Linux Distribution:
Will your hardware work?
Do you have good RAM? Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
LWN distro list
elinux Linux Distributions
# Freeware tools for partitioning/resizing hard drive partitions:
Any Linux Live CD usually have fdisk, cfdisk and other tools available
Ranish Partition Manager
# Understanding Linux Filesystem layout:
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
Advanced filesystem implementor's guide (requires registration)

Do I buy a boxed source, download off the internet or buy some cheap CDs?
It's your choice! If you download, I suggest that you check the md5sums on the Linux ISO Images and make sure you know how to burn ISOs in Windows to install Linux
# Cheap CDs
AlmostFreeLinux
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy
CheapISO
Os Heaven
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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I got one of the "linux for idiot's" type books and went from there.
 
  


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