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Old 02-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Introduction to Linux OS


Hi Am nicolo,

am really interested in how to get familiar to LINUX OS from the installation to its maintenance:
- installing Linux OS
- giving commands in the DOS environment
- Starting with the GUI
- Create files and Folders
 
Old 02-04-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hi Am nicolo,

am really interested in how to get familiar to LINUX OS from the installation to its maintenance:
- installing Linux OS
- giving commands in the DOS environment
- Starting with the GUI
- Create files and Folders

Well, welcome to the world of Linux and Open Source Community! I will attempt to answer your questions in next post.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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Linux Basics

So, here we go... (without any lecture, which will follow soon, don't worry)

- Installing a Linux Distribution
- Giving Commands in the DOS Environment
- Starting the GUI
- Create Files and Folders

It is simple. Go to http://tldp.org/ and check out some documents there. There are lots of other topics convered by those documents. Do visit The Linux Document Project at: tldp.org




Now, some lecture (I promised you that it would follow):

- Installing a Linux Distribution

First, choose a distribution of Linux. Feel free to download Fedora from www.redhat.com and you can first have a look at it without even installing it or without formatting your hard disk. It is a Live CD that works fine.

When you get to the Desktop, click the Install icon to install it physically on your hard disk.

You can go with the default settings in the beginning by simply clicking Next buttons in most cases.


- Giving Commands in the DOS Environment

Friend, there is not DOS in the world of Unix / Linux. It is simply Command Line Interface = CLI. We call it: Shell.


- Starting the GUI

When you install Fedora, for example, it gives you a GUI / Desktop version. You also have a menu of different Desktop Environments to choose from. Try GNOME or KDE when you see such a menu on your table!


- Create Files and Folders


Visit: tldp.org and you will not be disappointed.

Visit my blog: www.unix-linux-dev.blogspot.com (however, I do not advertise it but just for a beginner like you it would be a good place).

Code:
mkdir yourDirNameHere
cat > yourFileNameHere
Hit Ctrl and d when you are done with typing your text.
Well, visit www.linuxzoo.net and you can have access to a Fedora box with root priveleges and do your practice online!

So, here I stop now. Cheers!
 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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DOS is a Microsoft OS, has nothing to do with Linux.
 
  


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