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Old 08-24-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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My Transition to Linux Plan.


Thanks for answering all my questions. Here is my transition to Linux plan:

1) Get Knoppix and get used to Linux Basics first
2) Read some Manuals online to get familiar with that part - These are HUGE.
3) Read related web-sites etc.,

The time span for all this about 6 months to a year. Closer to the end of this period, I will be sort of ready for a new PC. It is probably only then, I will install Linux in my New HD and start using it.

At that time I will have the following advantages:
(1) Lower Price of PC
(2) Better PC
(3) More Familiarity with Linux and
(4) most likely much more user friendly versions of Linux.
(5) would have also used my current PC more by then

When I am ready to install Linux, I will get the book: Red Hat Linux Bible with CD-ROM a week or two in advance and read it.

Best Regards,

Vijay
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Respect to you Vijay - youve put the time and effort in, in advance - hope it all works out well when you start.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
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Thank you very much Skyline. My current limitation is not only in terms of knowledge but also in terms of my current PC hardware and also the free time that I have. In the meantime, I will be reading and preparing to the best of my ability (During this process, if I have any small questions I may still post here). So, when the time comes I expect everything to go smooth.

Best Regards,

Vijay
 
Old 08-24-2003, 06:00 PM   #4
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The time span for all this about 6 months to a year
As long as you are not expecting miracles immediately, you can play the rest by ear.
Good Luck.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 06:11 PM   #5
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rvijay,

Learn to open a Terminal and work with command line.

Find a commands tutorial and learn the basic commands.

Good luck,
 
Old 08-24-2003, 06:47 PM   #6
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Exactly, I hope to do this using the Knoppix CD.

Vijay
 
Old 08-24-2003, 09:54 PM   #7
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Rvijay,


One last thought, here is a good tutorial to start learning commands.

http://www.ctssn.com/

Print this out and use it step by step.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 10:12 PM   #8
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That's a great way to get started.

Myself, I just got a small harddrive and hooked it up to my computer and installed Slack9 on it. Not exactly the friendlist distro, but a great one to learn fast.

As MasterC would say,
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