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Old 01-20-2007, 11:43 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by pixellany
Now:How much time do you have? The last time I found someone that knew everything, they were dead. Why not become an expert instead? They are not expected to know as much....
Seriously, one step at a time.....Read books, push buttons and ask questions here (in new threads)
If he says everything he probably means knowing what applications there are, how to install them, how to operate a Linux machine, how to partition a hard drive, etc. I don't think he intends to read the entire Linux source code

And btw... posting in a existing thread is always better than starting a new one. The topic was clearly "I'm just starting Linux" and not "what is that pink thingy doing in the upper left of my screen?"
 
Old 01-20-2007, 11:17 PM   #47
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mmmmm...I see what you're trying to get at, V!NCENT, but even though this is a thread with a general title which was started by rony2, the specifity of his question was not reflected in the title, but was in the original post (OP).

Now, as for the RedHat question, I'm just going to say, free RedHat (no longer available for free use past version 9.0) is QUITE old, and is perhaps, not the best distro to start out with for a user who is completely new to Linux.

Linux is a wheel, like any other, but a very round wheel at that - I consider Windows a somewhat bent, disfigured wheel. No matter which distribution you start out with, you are still going to have to learn how to ride the new bike with a nice set of wheels, instead of transferring what you've learned from the old bike (...the one with the bent wheels).

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:23 AM   #48
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mmmmm...I see what you're trying to get at, V!NCENT, but even though this is a thread with a general title which was started by rony2, the specifity of his question was not reflected in the title, but was in the original post (OP).
Different forums have different cultures I gues. I'm sorry for starting the mini-thread. Must be Unix spirit: one tool for one task

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