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Old 02-26-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
Agent_Fowler
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New To Linux, Dual Booting Ubuntu on Windows XP SP2.


Hello, If I posted in the wrong forum please move this.

I am dual booting Ubuntu 7.10 on my windows XP SP2, using Vbox.

Since I now have a file of Ubuntu I an play with and experiment with, the next question arises.

WHAT DO I DO!

I am still in high school, but I have always been fascinated with learning computers and everything there is to do about them, I have heard Linux gives you full control and whatnot, and its nothing like Windows XP.

So what I'm basically saying is, I would like to have a mentor, to help me with this, to help me to experiment, to help me to become more knowledgeable and to help me progress in this brave new world.

My sister worked for Geek Squad and whenever I have a computer problem she comes and pulls out a bunch of CDs and flash drives and fix's the problem.

I dont want to feel like an idiot anymore, I want to help.

Although I am classified as a tech savvy person, which I am. Its just that linux, is like mac to me, its like I have no clue whats going on. hopefully that will change soon.

My sister knows nothing of linux, and she is out of the house and has no time for me and my bothersome troubles.

So ill stop typing and I have to ask.


Will someone help me how to master this new technology?
 
Old 02-26-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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I'm sure we will, but you need to ask specific qns, ie choose something to do and try it out and come back when you get stuck.
In the meanwhilst, read/bookmark these:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm - start with this
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz - this one next

BTW, to save you being asked over and over, add your distro (Ubuntu 7.10) to your personal info, so it'll show up under your name for each post.

Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 02-26-2008, 01:18 AM   #3
jesseruu
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Hey,
I'm a newbie to Linux as well....
Currently I'm using XANDROSS on my ASUS EeePC

The thing that I've started to like about Linux is that there is a lot of distributions to chose from.

As well as xandros I have tried DSL and knoppix on my slower PC
 
  


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