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Old 07-25-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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one big post, please read anyways.


Hello all who saw this post, for who that didn't see it then screw you. Also WARNING this post may be a bit long.

Just to let you know also. I'm a bit sleepy now. So anything below is off some don't mind me. :P

This is my very first post on this forum as you can see <<-----. Abit about me first. I didn't learn much of linux (Just yet) to this point. So far my only operating system that I know of is Windows XP (yes I know. sucks!!!) It's basicly the only thing that is out there for newbs to computers. My computer expirence is only 3 years online. All I did is gaming hardcore, some Website building and well pretty much it. I seem to be falling in love with scripting so far. my site is xhtml and css, hopfully soon xml. Simple stuff. The rest I have almost no idea where to start to learn. I can somewhat read scripts but not to sure what it actually does and why it does just as it does. If only someone could walk me through as I learn on such a differnt level then most other people. So I must ask the questions when I need to or I won't understand it at all. Seen many helping sites out there but still not enough infomation. No one seems to have a website to help newbs become pro into programmers.

Now here's why I'm here.

I been hearing of linux for about 2ish years now and never got to learn it but now. I googled "linux" and some sites appear as usuall. So many sites and infomations and saying that linux is free. Also so many versions of it. Where the hell are all the free linux versions, and is there infomation about each virsion so I know what I'm geting into before I download it? Or could I just simply over looked something (hehee like I did many times.) I click on the Download page of linux.org and all it talks about is how it is free and such. Also and usually all companies uses .com as their main site. this is .org. SO I would hop onto linux.com and not find a signal download page of any such. What's going on? it's not like most other programs you would find. I mean like download.com or majorgeeks.com. Also wich company is actually made by linux? Or is there one? Is this forum a offical linux forum or just a or a group of people built up a linux community? Think that's it for now. :P As the good ol Terminator has said many times before "I'llll be back!"
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
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Linux is the kernel not the whole operating system. As far as who makes GNU/Linux, there are many companies that have their own distro. As said linux is the kerenl or the core which each distrobution is built aroud. Novell bought rights to SuSE and Red hat is the creator of the Red hat linux distro.

As far as downloading it check out www.distrowatch.com. Also You might think about editing that first statement before someone gets alittle disturbed about that. (Just my opinion though.)

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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Could you repeat the question????

Seriously, this is a lot of rambling. Do you want to download Linux? If so, there is a download link on this site. AND--most sites eventually have a link on how to get it. Type "Linux" into a Google search and you should have several links in less than 5 minutes.

Beyond that, I suggest asking your questions more succinctly---you will get a lot more response.

And what exactly is THIS supposed to mean:
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Hello all who saw this post, for who that didn't see it then screw you.
???
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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I think it's a bit of humour.

Broadly speaking, all Linux distros are free (as in beer). Go to the Download LQ link or Distrowatch (as was said above) and go over to the distros site. If you need to pay, you'll see it and you can move on.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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Hello again. thanks for the replies.

For who didn't understand that first part. XavierP you are right. "think it's a bit of humour" Thanks for puting that . Just to let you know I am Canadian!
Not all canadians like to joke around but everyone I only get along with does. When it comes time to face death all you can do is smile. I like to laugh at it and say BRING IT ON!. Well anywho.

Now that I am awake and see that you can buy CD's I think I'm going to the store to buy that package one. It seems to have like all the linux's, well the more popular virsions. linuxcd.org/view_item.php?id_distro=57&id_version=206


Just wondering. Wich is the most common ones anyways? Are those them? Also the other question is, roughly how compatible is linux with other programs? Like could I install pretty much anything still? or does it gotta be a linux version only kinda deal? It seems to me so far that some work and some don't, not sure why or why not yet.


ohh by the way I can't past links just yet. The forum told me I gotta make a few posts first.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 06:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ludwig7666
Just wondering. Wich is the most common ones anyways? Are those them? Also the other question is, roughly how compatible is linux with other programs? Like could I install pretty much anything still? or does it gotta be a linux version only kinda deal? It seems to me so far that some work and some don't, not sure why or why not yet.
Glad to see you are making progress.......
Having a bit of trouble translating the paragraph above.

Distrowatch will tell you the most common versions of Linux.
Linux compatible with WHAT other programs? Using WINE, you can run some Windows SW.
There is LOTS of SW for Linux--it depends on what you are doing.

"some work and some don't"---sounds like life in general....
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:33 AM   #7
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sorry if my bad grammer and not enough info. I'm diognost with dyslexia.

dyslexia.com/
"Dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. We are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because we think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for us to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words.
We can learn to read, write and study efficiently when we use methods geared to our unique learning style."

so bare with me. :P:P

Anywho back to linux questions.

yes I'm making lots (I think) of progress.
Ok and what I thought. about how they will show the newest versions.

the WHAT other programs is the usuall programs to download from serfing the net.. Daemon tools, hamachi, utorrent, msn, yahoo, alleycode, games, spybot, spyblaster, adobe photoshop, Fraps, winrar, 3Ds Max, Maya, vobsub, ventrilo, Firefox, micromedia flash, hijacker, Sisandra, and many many many many more programs like them. Windows SW? SW = software? I'm guessing.

And to bad that all things couldn't work out. They could if they made a law stating that it must work with everything or you can't build it. I like to see that go into the court rooms.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:45 AM   #8
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For instant messaging, there are several clients that will allow you to use both MSN and Yahoo!. These include Gaim and Kopete.

There are serveral BitTorrent clients you can use under Linux: BitTorrent, Azureus, BitTornado to name a few.

Firefox has been ported to Linux.

With regards to Macromedia (or Adobe now) Flash, version 7 of Flash Player is the latest you can get for Linux. Version 9 is supposed to be released sometime in 2007. If you mean the proper software for making Flash animations, I don't think there's a port of that to Linux.

You might like to take a look at this list of Linux software equivalents.

As pixellany said, you can use WINE to run some Windows software under Linux. For games, you'll want to look into using Cedega.

HTH.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:02 AM   #9
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To make Flash animations in Linux do a google on a program called flash 4 linux. It is a program designed to be similar sort of like how gimp is similar to Photoshop.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 01:56 AM   #10
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Thanks all for the replies again. been realy helpfull.

I am going out to buy a new sata HDD to place Linux and all it's programs right on that. I think I might buy this 22CD virsion linux package also. It's just for 25 or so bucks anyways.. Haveing one HDD for windows and another for linux should do the trick, I hope. I also been telling some friends about info about linux and how it can be campatible with many programs.. Thats why they didn't bother geting into it in the first place.. I am going to advertise linux some from my website to and show all the helpfull links and of course this forum.. I don't think that would be a problem.. It will help the linux world out a bit more.


Well guess that is all.. again thanks for the info and help.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 05:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ludwig7666
Now that I am awake and see that you can buy CD's I think I'm going to the store to buy that package one. It seems to have like all the linux's, well the more popular virsions. linuxcd.org/view_item.php?id_distro=57&id_version=206
I thought selling free versions of linux was illegal?
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:23 AM   #12
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I thought selling free versions of linux was illegal?
Nope, you just have to include the source code as per the GPL...but most folks only cover the cost of cd media and a little for the effort.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:33 PM   #13
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It is a program designed to be similar sort of like how gimp is similar to Photoshop.
I didnt know they made a .swf creator under the GPL that was 300 times better than the pay stuff?(like the gimp)

Sorry I couldnt resist a free shot at the proprietary vendor worms.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:35 PM   #14
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I see what you ment badmofo666, but I think that myates1980 is right. Just enough to cover the cost of the CD's and package. That package I was talking about was only 23ish bucks for 22 CD's. Think that's USA price.. I'm canadian so it might be like 30 bucks for me.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 01:00 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by PipeDreams
I didnt know they made a .swf creator under the GPL that was 300 times better than the pay stuff?(like the gimp)

Sorry I couldnt resist a free shot at the proprietary vendor worms.

I know what you mean. I kinda enjoy it too so don't feel like the lone ranger.
 
  


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