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Old 10-20-2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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Newbe with fresh install, and nowhere to go.


Hello Everyone
As you can tell, I'm a newbe to the forum. I have just recently dumped my windows 8.1 in faver of Mint 17 KDE. I did a fresh install on my Asus G75vw-bbk5 ( that I'm using now ) and I'm loving this distro.
Once up and running however it didn't take long before I realized that this was a completly differant animal, but thats Ok I love the challenge.
My question is which referance material do I need in order to stat learning the Linux language?
The terminology and names of almost everything is so much differant, not to mention the command line.
This looks to be avery exciting and challenging!
Please bare with me as this is my first post.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Buy or download a good linux book and read straight through it taking notes as you go. Use the info and man files in your terminal, they are help files and will give you more information on a command. For example:


Code:
info command name
Code:
man command name
Always feel free to ask questions on the forums about something you don't understand, but only after you have researched it yourself in a book, google, or the man/info files.

Good luck!

Nbiser
 
Old 10-20-2014, 11:34 AM   #3
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Put this bookmark in your browser

http://www.gooplusplus.com/xsubmenu.php?linux

Happy Trails, Rok
 
Old 10-20-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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In my case when I got into Linux I didn't try to learn it all at once. I just used it everyday. When I ran into something I didn't understand or get then I went to google. Reading straight through a book without putting into practice immediately doesn't work for everyone.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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It may help to take a task-directed approach. Think of what you use a computer for (email, social-networking, shopping, creating documents, listening to music/watching videos...
You will either be able to do it easily or you'll need help for one or more of these tasks. When you run into trouble you can post the problem here. Remember to give as much detail as possible (what you did, how your system responded, etc.) and as you solve each of these problems you'll learn more and more about linux and feel more and more confident about using it.
jdk
 
Old 10-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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Hi: Tarpon

Welcome to LQ!

Congrads on your Linux Mint install.

We have a LM support forum that you can look through and the mint website is helpful too.
It's www.linuxmint.com:-

To update your fresh installation run this command in your terminal about once a week.
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Enjoy your Mint 17!

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Old 10-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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Thank you rokytnji,
that sounds like sound advice.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 01:28 PM   #8
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Thanks all for your responce. I'm looking forward to leaning this new system and I do love a challenge. So far I've been able to update my system and install my propiatory Nvidia drivers,get open gl3.1 working and do alittle tweeking with the howto's from google search. I must say that each time I manage to get something working the way I want its qwite satisfying. Its good to know that there is such great support for this distro! I'm free to do with this machine anything that i want so I don't have to worry about messing it up ( I've already done that twice ).
 
Old 10-20-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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note 'sudo apt-get update' will need to be followed by 'sudo apt-get upgrade'(without quotes) to "update" your software.

If you are not sure what a program does open a terminal and type 'whatis name-of-programe' without quotes, e.g., whatis gimp

Windoze does n't give you much by the way of software to worry about, much less any secure repositaries to download it from, even Jobbie thought of that.

Fred.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 11:48 PM   #10
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Just a free pdf magazine that hits my mailbox is

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-89/

Lots of free reading and since Mint is based on Ubuntu. It is relevant. They write some good articles on other things also.

Other bookmarks for your browser

http://www.howtoforge.com/
http://www.googlubuntu.com/
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/

Think of it like being a life long English or Whatever speaker (Windows). Now you are going to learn to speak another Language like Spanish or Whatever (Linux). You do not learn a new language over night. It takes practice.
Once you learn it and become bilingual.

It is yours. Nobody can take that from you. You are a better person for it.
Like mentioned before. Run it like you stole it and enjoy the ride.
I do.

In case you missed it. My signature has a few things also. I am just a Linux using biker with no tech skills.
I don't do spreadsheets or html editing. But I can drive this baby as fast and as reckless as I want.

Happy Trails, Rok
 
Old 10-21-2014, 12:01 AM   #11
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Hi. Sweet links. Have fun!
 
Old 03-19-2015, 02:59 AM   #12
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Duplicate ready for deletion (how?)

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Old 03-19-2015, 08:23 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Put this bookmark in your browser

http://www.gooplusplus.com/xsubmenu.php?linux

Happy Trails, Rok
Thanks for the plug, Rok.

I have not updated this page recently. Any new suggestions?
 
Old 03-19-2015, 09:10 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gooplusplus View Post
Thanks for the plug, Rok.

I have not updated this page recently. Any new suggestions?
Lots to look through so in case it has not already been covered.

http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/

It repairs Windows bootloader on MBR also. I keep a 32bit iso and cd.

Maybe this also might be of use.

https://github.com/i-rinat/freshplayerplugin

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