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My name is blackEndGame,
I am a computer science major in college, I wish to try to learn more about the world of linux. The OS I am most familiar with windows Vista. I have a collection of OS in my library:
- vista home premium
- XP developer edition
- ubuntu 9.10 (desktop & server edition)
- red hat linux 9.0
I really want to learn the command prompt / user inter face side of the OS, with my dream being to one day write my own OS.
I have tried to install my version of red hat linux that i got out of "Linux User's Guide: using the command line & GNOME with red hat LINX 9.0" book one of my professors gave my last year, but as to date i have been unsuccessful in install it, but i can install XP or vista any time i wish. I am woundering if anyone can help download or point me in the right direction.
PS I am also in interested UNIX, and UNIX version 1 writen in 1971.
thank you to anyone who reads this or that can help me
- to teebones
Yes it does exist. If you can tell me a way of sending you a copy
over the internet, I would happy to send you a copy.
I was trying to install Red Hat 9, YES i know its VERY out of date.
But since I had the user's guide, it shows you how to worked it through the command prompt vs.
using GUI interface. Also it so how the inner workings of the software and
the kernal works. That what I learn how to user the command prompt not the GUI interface.
- to linuxlover.chaitanya
I have that version of Ubuntu 9.10, both the desktop and server edition. Do you know of
a web site that would show me how to use the command prompt.
Thank you everyone so far who has posted comments, this is really helping me with computer
Last edited by blackendgame; 11-26-2010 at 04:43 PM.
sorry not really? but i know what open source means. I just need help and someone to show me the ropes i guess. I wish i could of worked in the late 80's and early 90's during the dawn of the internet. When all you had was a user interface, and before the facebook. Which i think its becoming the only reason why people go online. Does anyone remember the glory days of internet before facebook, myspace, ect.. When hackers would go online talk about computer, unix, social engineering, and would explore the limits of the telephone. I want to bring those days back, some day it seems like the internet is going down hill. Sorry for going off on a rant..
Does anyone remember the glory days of internet before facebook, myspace, ect.. When hackers would go online talk about computer, unix, social engineering, and would explore the limits of the telephone. I want to bring those days back, some day it seems like the internet is going down hill. Sorry for going off on a rant..
I remember the days when the internet was all text-based and local BBSs were the 'in thing'. At least THEY had ASCII-art. I wouldn't say the internet is going downhill, but it's become an opiate of the masses, where everyone has the ability to get online... before it was more like a secretive, private drug only for those in the know.
For getting a linux system up and running, forget about the CD that came with your book. Better to start off with a current release. Head over to your linux-distro-of-choice's website, and download an ISO image of their current build, and install that instead. More apt to work right out of the box than the older version you had will.