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I have been using windows since the my commodore amiga sadly past away. being a normal and busy human i learnt what i had to back in the day when a total re write of the autoexec.bat and config.sys files was mandatory to get each and every game to play. I have now, with much help got my pc dual boot with xp and gentoo. trouble is i have not the faintest idea about anything when it comes to linux unix gentoo or saving the world from aliens. Luck is on my side however as the aliens dont seem to be knocking on my door asking for a cup of sugar any time soon, although if anyone knows a site/book that details how things work and where things are and why that would be great. Fischer Price dont sell a my first linux box picture book but if there is one out there please let me know?!?!?
Looking forward to many hours of frustration and jubilation over the slightest success and of making some new mates.
When you get that one read, post back. I would think that
would keep you busy for some time. However, since you've
proved yourself a masochist by installing Gentoo right off
the bat, you'll probably read Rute in a week or so.
Will read that chinaman as soon as i get the link to work?!? MAybe that the work computer blocks it. it is a tempramental thing that regularly chucks its toys out of its pram.
JDKramer thanks also. i can see being dyslexic is goint to make this interesting but luckily being dual boot i can use read programs so i can hear it. is it all worth it? hope so!
Hi there people,
Well of the above is fantastic but I tell you what if you are not a book worm that likes reading this will be even more difficult an that is just my problem........
Is there any tips for people like us, where to start, althoug I have 9 years ms experience I have lost a lot of technical how to's purely beacuse with the graphic interfaces of MS you didn't really have to knwo the basics, just have a good understanding but now with Linux you have to get down and dirty..........any tips on where to start for e.g. I am now just startign from scratch, learing about the file system and structure, then move up to hardware components and just how they talk and so-on..........
I am sure that within a year it will all be much easier but the start for a good Linux admin or even script writer is nto that easy, will try and put something together for the real basics btu it will take time or if you know of soemthing please share as you always do.............
Try the Kubuntu distribution. All free and free network repositories of packages. The boot loader integrates well with the windoze you already have installed. You can try the live CD that just boots and will show you if your hardware is compatible.
Between the online distro help, googling and LQ, I pretty much get stuff answered without needing to find stuff in the books. Too hard to keyword search a book by hand anyway!
To learn Linux:
1 Get a distro and install (start with a free one)
2 Push buttons and try things
3 find things that you cant fugure out and look up in a book, search Google, or bring them here.
4 Discover things you distro wont do---go to #1
5 Go to #2
You'll find there is no exit from this program.....