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Old 10-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
JTHooker
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My status as a linux user is amateur, been thinking about going pro


Right now I'm using Slackware but have been thinking about trying Gentoo or Arch. Frankly, Gentoo scares me but it would be a great way to learn. Trial by fire if you will. Which one would you guys recommend for a non-quite-expert user? It would be on an AthlonXP 3200 with 2gb RAM and an old Radeon X850 gpu.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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Right now I'm using Slackware but have been thinking about trying Gentoo or Arch. Frankly, Gentoo scares me but it would be a great way to learn. Trial by fire if you will. Which one would you guys recommend for a non-quite-expert user? It would be on an AthlonXP 3200 with 2gb RAM and an old Radeon X850 gpu.
If you want to pass the trial by fire begin with Linux From Scratch (LFS) --begin it here.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

If you are indeed using Slackware currently then why the need to switch? You learn more by use of a Gnu/Linux that is not a hold your hand nor rolling. Sure the choices for Gentoo & Arch are great Gnu/Linux distro but so is Slackware.

If you stay within a 'GUI' you will learn to use the 'GUI'. Sure as admin you can use the tools that are efficient to maintain the system but if you really want to learn then learn what to do intrinsically.

Depth of your understanding and knowledge will depend on how much you expose yourself to challenging task(s) or information. What level do you wish to achieve and how much time & effort for success?

Look at the beta version of 'The SlackBook' & the new 'Slackware Doc Project' to get some good help & information.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Last edited by onebuck; 10-16-2012 at 09:06 AM. Reason: typo & font errors
 
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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If you want to pass the trial by fire begin with Linux From Scratch (LFS) --begin it here.
I'm going to give it a shot. Thanks for the help, guys.
 
  


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