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Old 02-05-2006, 02:50 AM   #1
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Talking I am a Newbie Intro


Hello People i am new to linux, have been on windows since i was a child from DOS to XP now i want to venture into new teritory LINUX is my choice. I've manage to installed Slackware 10.2 in my desktop so far so good, yeah i notice installing things is not as simple as windows i can't get even a simple themes installed on my kde hahaha , but i will try try & try again.. Anyway i hope linux will be a blast, hope to seek knowledge from you people soon see ya
 
Old 02-05-2006, 02:59 AM   #2
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Mandriva, Suse, RH, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Fedora are more GUI/newbie friendly.

Slackware, debian, Gentoo are GUI but require more user configuration in setup and administration.

good luck
 
Old 02-05-2006, 03:01 AM   #3
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Welcome! Good luck with your Linux endeavours!
 
Old 02-05-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard. I'm in about the same boat too.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 10:50 AM   #5
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Well done EXIGENCE. If you don't have any prior experience with Linux, then getting slackware up and running is no mean feat!

Personally, even after about 4 years I still don't mind being branded a "linux coward"

I'm more of a "just want it too work" person than one who wants to know all the nuts and bolts for the sheer hell of it (though I "want it to work" but not have to use MS products if I don't have to).

Slackware should certainly teach you a fair bit about manual config's etc - though I suspect that theres a fair amount of GUI tools available as well. If you like the idea of "power distros" though maybe you should look into Gentoo (I previously had a "stage 3 with GRP packages" install of that) because it's mega configurable. It can be a bit of a trial to install it (hence the stage3/GRP comment earlier as it's about the easiest/quickest way), but if you follow the install guide book religiously, then it's reasonably straight foward to install. Once it's "in" it's very easy to manage. Gentoo uses "ebuilds" which if I understand correctly are scripts that tell the source packages what to do (so in a way it can sort of be likened to Slackware), but I also understood that the portage package manager is superior to slack with stuff like dependency checking/resolving.

Anyway, well done, and moreover, Welcome

regards

John
 
Old 02-05-2006, 10:53 AM   #6
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The best kind of Newbie post....actually has invested some effort before jumping in..
Welcome!!
Take things one step at a time--Linux is not more difficult, it is different. At the CLI, it is hugely more powerful--and therefor EASIER than Windows. As a DOSser, you will appreciate this very quickly.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 07:38 AM   #7
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Talking Thanks ppl for the welcome

Thanks ppl for the welcome i look into more in learning linux hope i will be able to understand and learn linux very easily, and yeah linux is diffrent, so i have to get used to this, Linux let's rumble
 
Old 02-06-2006, 07:45 AM   #8
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I know googling would get me into a dozen pages to learn linux commands, well i hope you ppl have a nice site for tutorial do help thanks ppl
 
Old 02-06-2006, 09:10 AM   #9
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From one Newbie to the next, linux rocks big time, and welcome aboard!
 
Old 02-07-2006, 05:42 AM   #10
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To answer Exigence:
I would never have suggested anyone to start out with Slackware from the beginning. Now you have, which is brilliant - now, to make it play your own tune.
You may want to look at the Slackbook. Also, to get more friendly with the command line, take a look at Linux Command.

To answer Neverwinter:
As for suggestions for a beginner distribution: If people start answering that, this thread will be completely hijacked. I suggest you google for beginner distributions or search on this site - it is a frequent question.
You will probably be well off using one of the distros suggested by Trio3b at the beginning of this thread - you should note that one of the most important things is knowing someone who knows the system. If your friend is an Ubuntu man, try it out.
You are not married to your distribution, so you are free to shop around; I do not know any experienced Linux users who use the distribution they started with.

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