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Old 10-01-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy me, the newest possible newbie needs help to start learning linux


Hello everyone,
this is bilgesu. As the header indicates I know nothing. So you guys probably know what I need better than me. I am using Windows on my laptop and I need it. So I need an easy to learn distro to go with it. And I also need some kind of a guide to learn the basics of linux. As I told I know nothing. So please take my situation into consideration when replying to this. Thank you already.
bilgesu
 
Old 10-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Making a request like this is likely to get you lots of suggestions. Perhaps the following will be of use to you.

This site will aid you in deciding which distro is right for you:

http://www.foogazi.com/2006/12/01/5-...-distribution/

And here's a couple of sites for beginners:

http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/consult.shtml
 
Old 10-01-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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Hi,
This question has been asked numerous times here on the forum.
You can either use the function 'search' or visit a great website with
reviews: www.distrowatch.com

EDIT: didn't see {BBI}Nexus{BBI}'s more helpful post

Last edited by sycamorex; 10-01-2007 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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The "getting started" link below might be useful.
 
Old 10-01-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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You might also find this a good comparison read: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm (Linux is Not Windows)
 
  


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