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Old 09-26-2004, 02:08 AM   #1
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new to linux as you can get.


ok new to linux. want to learn it. where do i start? im currently runnning win xp on a decent computer. i have a version of slackware but its not installed. should i try to learn with it or a diff distro? i guess you could say: if theres a n00b question about it im gettin ready to ask it. if anyone would be willing to help me out or just direct me in the direction i need to go without buggin the crap outta you, that would work. i guess post it hee or you can get ahold of me quicker through yahoo messenger.... mmm....endersbane2000....anythng really would be a help.


 
Old 09-26-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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endersbane; recommend reading linux books (lots in print) & while online read & print hardcopy as much as possible;
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX
from introduction from the table of contents , with emphasis on boot/partition , configuration/installation
& as much as possible for reference for later use. ADVISE expand(open) each section for detailed information U will need as u learn basics.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:05 PM   #3
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I've tried several different distros over the last six months. What I'm looking for is an easy install, a graphical interface and overall ease of use. Basically I'm looking at where the Linux world is heading as far as the desktop goes, so far my favorite is SimplyMEPIS. Boots up from CD, like Knoppix and Suse Live CD, and has an option to install. Everything I've tried so far seems to work. I've installed it on a Dell c600 laptop and I'm using a wireless card. I did a presentation yesterday using Impress and had the Laptop connected to an LCD projector. No problem.

http://www.mepis.org/
http://www.mepislovers.com/
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:39 PM   #4
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I recommend Redhat 9 as a n00b-friendly distro. Easy to install, uses KDE, everything's very easy to find and install. Also a VERY fast OS.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by dysfunction
I recommend Redhat 9 as a n00b-friendly distro. Easy to install, uses KDE, everything's very easy to find and install. Also a VERY fast OS.
But a little out of date now. I used to use Red Hat 9 but it left me needing to install more and more libraries. Also, I see KDE as a bad point, not a plus! UGLY!!
 
Old 09-26-2004, 05:02 PM   #6
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I'd agree with the above poster in that Mepis is great; easy to install, very stable, and excellent hardware support.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 05:07 PM   #7
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Fedora Core 2 with Gnome as the desktop manager. Pretty, and easy :-)
Chris
 
Old 09-26-2004, 10:32 PM   #8
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thanks guys. im DL'in Mepis right now. i think im gonna check it out. gotta start somewhere right?




 
Old 09-27-2004, 12:25 AM   #9
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OMG u Mepis ppl are sick! and i love you! i just got done messin around with Mepis and im in love. its just straight up sweet as hell. ty ty ty ty ty!!!!
 
Old 09-27-2004, 11:53 PM   #10
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ok but now i have to ask: why no sound? and can i not acces the cd roms or HDD while using it as a ramdsk?
 
  


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