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Old 12-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Looking to learn the depths of: Unix, Linux, RedHat, Gimp, Audacity, etc...


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There are a few great Linux how to links in this thread, provided by the Brothers..
Would the Linux Brothers and Sisters kindly provide a list of all the very best links available to learn the depths of: Unix, Linux, RedHat, Gimp, Audacity, and how to easily make a trouble-free live DVD install ISO of SCL 6.4... That's all I have to say on the Internet.. End of my story...
I'm bouncing in my chair, waiting in excited expectation of this list of howto's...

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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install and fallow the program tutorials on the programs site

mind you RHEL6.5 or CentOS 6.5 or Scientificlinux 6.4 ( soon to be 6.5 )
uses the MUCH OLDER Gimp 2.6.9

in install FreeBSD for Uinix

but a better home OS choice might be OpenSUSE 13.1
RHEL is a VERY BAD choice for a home "general purpose " computer OS

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and how to easily make a trouble-free live DVD install ISO of SCL 6.4
A "trouble-free" live DVD?

please define "trouble-free"

as to RedHat ?
have you even bothered to look on the redhat web site ?
RHEL is not FREE
you have to buy the required license

ScientificLinux is one of the FREE rebuilds
have you even looked on that web site ?


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Would the Linux Brothers and Sisters kindly provide a list of all the very best links available to learn the depths of: Unix, Linux, RedHat, Gimp, Audacity
have you EVEN BOTHERED to do a google search ?
have you even done a single bit of research ?
 
Old 12-16-2013, 12:12 AM   #3
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Too much research.. The links lead to data that is useless to a novice...
 
Old 12-16-2013, 12:18 AM   #4
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Too much research.. The links lead to data that is useless to a novice...
So you want others to do the research for you, is that it?

Granted, there is a LOT of data available, and granted that not all of it is useful to a novice, but learning your way around the information is part of the learning process.

If you have specific questions all the people here will be glad to help, but asking "How to build a perfect GNU/Linux DVD in 25 words or less", might be asking a bit much!
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #5
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Hi, best wishes and have fun plus check my first link...
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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"So you want others to do the research for you, is that it?"

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This is a Linux help forum!.. You've already done all that research.. You already know what I'm asking for.. All I asked was for you to detail some specifics on a few things I needed to make a Linux OS work for me.. and you get all weird on me..
I used up my whole life doing the tons of research that could prevent life on this planet from going extinct, and build you thousands of new toys, including flying cars ans skateboards, and new OS's, and your species doesn't want it unless I offer full disclosure without reward, because you can't even begin to fathom any of it.. First I would have to boost your intellects times-3.. I don't have the time, the strength, nor the resources, nor the inclination.. No I do not want anything from you, nor from this forum, nor from anyone on this planet, is why I'm canceling my membership here and everywhere, and forgetting The Net, and all your abuse.. You & this world doesn't have anything I need.. I have 1400 untapped sciences, the afterlife, the path to it, and the gateway.. You Don't, and Never will.. Have a noice extinction humes...

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And, thanks "jamison20000e" .. I'll copy your link, and check it out, then cancel all forums I'm into.. To hell with this crazy world...
 
Old 12-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Looks like this thread went to hell. Here is some code to cheer it up.

Code:
// initiate joke reply, things are too serious here!
#include <over-react>

int main()
{
  std::cout << "Remember to breathe.";
}
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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//This question was pruned from https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ng-4175487503/ :
First off - Congratulations on that pruning job (whoever you are that did it)! I still couldn't tell exactly what was being asked in this thread, so I referred back the original thread that was mentioned above. How you managed to prune anything out of that rambling manifesto is a tribute to your perseverence.

On to what I think the question is: There are some really good Gimp tutorials on the Gimp website. Excellent tutorials actually. Ditto for Audacity tutorials on the Audacity website. Are you looking for something better than these? They are spot on for people at the beginner level. I think better beginner tutorials will be hard to find.

As far as tutorials on Unix and Linux, I think learning these OS'es will take more work than a "tutorial". I would recommend searching Amazon for books on these topics. Read the user reviews on the books so you can (hopefully) identify a good book. Better yet, visit a local bookstore so you can physically browse through some books on the topic to find one that is at the level you need.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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Shaking anything off (especially on the internet) and staying positive, plus with it, even when\if having a bad day\week\...\year or two or just learning is also vital . . . thought is a drug ahuuu!

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by lindav View Post
"So you want others to do the research for you, is that it?"

___


This is a Linux help forum!.. You've already done all that research.. You already know what I'm asking for.. All I asked was for you to detail some specifics on a few things I needed to make a Linux OS work for me.. and you get all weird on me..
I used up my whole life doing the tons of research that could prevent life on this planet from going extinct, and build you thousands of new toys, including flying cars ans skateboards, and new OS's, and your species doesn't want it unless I offer full disclosure without reward, because you can't even begin to fathom any of it.. First I would have to boost your intellects times-3.. I don't have the time, the strength, nor the resources, nor the inclination.. No I do not want anything from you, nor from this forum, nor from anyone on this planet, is why I'm canceling my membership here and everywhere, and forgetting The Net, and all your abuse.. You & this world doesn't have anything I need.. I have 1400 untapped sciences, the afterlife, the path to it, and the gateway.. You Don't, and Never will.. Have a noice extinction humes...

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And, thanks "jamison20000e" .. I'll copy your link, and check it out, then cancel all forums I'm into.. To hell with this crazy world...
First let me say, sorry if I offended, that was certainly not my intent! Also, I do not mean to discourage you from your quest! So if offense was taken, please accept my apology.

I did follow your link to the thread from which you pruned your question, but frankly my eyes glazed over by the time I got to the first mention of the desired DVD question in post #13, and the DNA in my own brain was soup by the time I reached post #19, which seems to be the closing bracket of the prune.

As unSpawn tried to point out, the rants, even well founded rants, really do diminish the chances of your getting a good reply, even from someone like myself who has spent a good portion of his life off-planet and the rest being hunted by the mindless, soulless authoritarian hoardes, and who may actually be sympathetic to your cause! :|

So, while many have indeed "done the research", myself included, my own notes do not often consist of links to internet resources because they tend to disappear over time and be replaced by Google ad scraper pages. In fact, I would suggest that there are bots operated by those who view the rest of us a livestock, whose sole purpose is to identify valuable but unmaintained sources of knowledge and remove them from availability of the meat and labor animals.

When I find something useful to my understanding I always try to make a local copy and add it to my knowledge base, so-called copyright be damned. I also ALWAYS get the printed copy if possible - books - accept no substitute! While I recommend that you do the same, it means that those resources are less available to access in a forum like this and cannot be posted as links in reponse to questions such as yours. And even if I had links to everything I had read before, what one considers valuable and useful will be different from the indispinsable links of another. That is why a more specific question usually receives a more useful answer, and a request for links often goes unanswered. So pleasee don't conclude that lack of useful links in a reply is evidence of lack of empathy, or cooperation.

So, finally, let me take your questions in this thread and consider what useful info I can supply to each...

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Would the Linux Brothers and Sisters kindly provide a list of all the very best links available to learn the depths of:
Unix
Linux
RedHat
Gimp
Audacity
How to easily make a trouble-free live DVD install ISO of SCL 6.4
The depths of Unix... this is not so much something that can be learned as it is coming to a realization of the underlying principles of the universe, more akin to the development of mathematics. It is a way of life extended to the realm of computing devices. It is a philosophy. It comes of reading the books and code comments of those who have gone before. A quick search turned up this link which appears on the surface to touch many important points and persons, and it is annotated, probably as good a place as any to start: http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/ch01s06.html

Linux... For the depths of Linux, you will first need to consider the depths of Unix, above. The usefulness of acquired Linux knowledge will be in proportion to your grasp of the Unix philosophy and its various implementations. Once you are on that path, there is no better place for specific answers than right here - LQ!

GNU/Linux... I added this as a separate item to bring it to your attention in case you have not considered it. Linux is much more than code, it is (or can be, should be) an important component of individual and collective FREEDOM. If you have not considered this then start here, and here. Don't become anesthetized by the prevailing term "Open Source"! That is one component of FREEDOM, but it is all about much more than open code sources, it really is ALL about the FREEDOM!

Red Hat... I am not a Red Hat user so can only direct you to their website, which I will leave as an exercise for you.

Gimp... Do not be misled by this gimp, the single best resource online for learning the Gimp is Grokking The Gimp. Be sure to grab a local copy - better yet, buy the book! Next, a recommendation from a Gimp professional I know, visit the Gimp community at DeviantArt.com. And of course, explore the Gimp Website, it has a lot of resources available.

Audacity... I am an Audacity user, but I have never used anything other than the READMEs, and built-in helps, and probably a few threads here on LQ. If I can learn it that way, so can you!

SCL Live DVD... Another realm where I have no experience, but it arises often enough here on LQ I am sure you can find a starting place with a quick search.

But as with all things, your progress will depend primarily on your own efforts. So don't go away, or if you do, please don't go away mad!

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