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Old 10-20-2003, 09:51 AM   #1
jk2silly
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Question Seeking directions


OK. I have Mandrake 9.1 installed. Now where do I go?

I have never used a Linux system before and I am looking for a reliable guide/manual/FAQ/reference that can teach me how to use the system. I have worked with UNIX (a few years back) VAX, as well as programming and system administration in just about all of the Win environments, so I would like to stay away from the linux for dummies type of stuff but I do need something that will help me learn how to truly use the environment. As for programming I have C and C++ manuals to help with that and can find other stuff like the Perl. All I want is some suggestions of what materials I should be looking at.

Thanks a bundle, albeit in advance, for any assistance that can be offered.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
XavierP
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Try the ever faithful RUTE. It's informative and doesn't talk down to you.

Alternatively, you could go to the Mandrake home page and hve a look at their docs. Or go to The Linux Documentation Project.

And don't forget to search this site - a number of people have asked this question.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:02 AM   #3
jk2silly
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Well I have been searching this site and I find it extraordinarilly useful and informative. Thanks for the liks to the other sites though. I hated the thought of searching some 2 million sites for the ones that would not talk down to me and yet not try to tutor me on how to turn on the computer. Thanks again!
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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No probs.

& welcome to LQ.
 
  


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