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Old 04-14-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
aristo-compasso
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Hurray for Linux


I wish to greet this amazing Linux community!

I am new to Linux, so I feel like touching a computer for the first time, although I eagerly want to drop windows for ever as soon as possible.

For as many good things that Linux may have, the best feature of all is the concept behind itÖ almost poetic, Iíd say.

Now, instead of dropping here hundreds of silly newbie questions Iíd like that some of you experienced guys would recommend a practical guide to start delving into the Linux world (on-line or on-paper).

Iíve come across the Suse 10 distro, and managed to get it running well. The problem is that Novellís userís guides only cover the most basic doubts that one can sort out just by exploring the OS, or the most advanced ones leaving a gap for every other day doubts like installing drivers for new hardware.

Also, Iíd like some feedback on running professional software on Linux. How does top audio or 3d editors behave on Linux. Do they run well on emulation? If you are experienced with this sort of software, Iíd love to read your impressions.

Best regards, my friends, and long live Linux!!
 
Old 04-14-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome. I'm brand new to Linux too, but I've found the Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition really helpful.

I'd post a link but apparently I have to post three times before I can do that. Try Google.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 05:26 PM   #3
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Suggestions

Rute User's Tutorial, also, update your profile to reflect which distro you are running and at least country location.

Lurk, listen and learn.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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If you want an on-paper guide, any book by O'Reilly is really good. I own this one personally. Yes, of course, a small portion of the info is a bit dated, like the section on the 2.4.xx kernel, but for the most part its full of, for lack of a better word, timeless. Alot of things change, but alot of things stay the same for the most part.

If your into computer programming, here's another excellent title.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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Hi, and welcome to linuxquestions.

Nice to hear that you got suse 10 up and running. It is an awsome distribution to start with.

I disagree a bit when you mention that Novells guides only cover the basics. Acutally they have a bit more than that, at least in my humble opinion:

Some overall:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/suse10/index.html

And some more:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/a-z.html

You feel you missing something? There is always TLDP
http://www.tldp.org/

And that is just the top of it

Have fun.

Regards
 
Old 04-15-2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aristo-compasso
I am new to Linux, so I feel like touching a computer for the first time, although I eagerly want to drop windows for ever as soon as possible.
Please check this newbie resources,to bread and eat linux everymorning:
 
Old 04-15-2006, 03:13 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot for your replies. Those references will be more than enough for now.

Still, I really need to know if Linux will run professional audio and 3d software with little to none performance loss. Those would be main apps that I'd run on the Linux system, given it's renowned stability...

Thanks
 
Old 04-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #8
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Linux should run any program just as well as any other distrobution.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 04:02 AM   #9
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Still, I really need to know if Linux will run professional audio and 3d software with little to none performance loss.
For professional quality audio, check out Ardour and corresponding HOWTO's and tutorials. Have fun
 
  


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