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Old 03-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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Simple things.


Newb. Is there a sort of a tutorial/welcom guide type idea to inform me what I can do in linux. I've heard people say that you can do a lot with the programming. So i'm just wondering what about it is better than everythign else?
 
Old 03-18-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Linux is open source to start(free) and is much safer than a normal windows system. It provides more power to the user if they know what they are doing. The exact specificatiopn of the OS vary from distro to distro. to learn aboput various distros go here. There are howtos and faqs all over the place. You could start looking at the LQ tutorials. Otherwise go look on various linux distribution sites.

also next time try to make the title more descriptive
 
Old 03-18-2006, 08:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jared515
Newb. Is there a sort of a tutorial/welcom guide type idea to inform me what I can do in linux. I've heard people say that you can do a lot with the programming. So i'm just wondering what about it is better than everythign else?
That is a very broad question...it all depends on what you want to do. If you want to do programming...yes there are all flavors available under linux. C, Fortran, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, C++, C#, Awk, Shell Scripting.

I suggest you spend some time getting familiar with Linux. Go to www.tldp.org and browse through it to get some basics. I don't have any links for "welcome tutorial" but others here will give your some good pointers...

Welcome to Linux and good luck.

Tux,
 
Old 03-19-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Is there a sort of a tutorial/welcom guide type idea to inform me what I can do in linux.
Anything OS can do would be the answer, use the links you been given read and test linux distro's to check how it's.
Use live cd's as start there're few good live cd's out there examples:
KNOPPIX
PCLinuxOS
MEPIS
Always try and be ready to learn more.
 
  


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