Originally posted by Ryuji Yamazaki
Im installing linux for the first time and have been told that slackware is the way to go if i really want to learn the os.I just borrowed a copy of slackware 7 for dummies, how much different is version 7 from 10 ? Will the information on the book be enough for me to get started or is it too outdated, should i run out and get a copy for slackware 10 for dummies?
You really do not need that book if you can make it to the slackware forum here.
A wise tool to have, IMO, are 2 books.
1. a reference to linux commands. Man will work somewhat, but a hard copy book with a real index is 10X better.
2. A linux concept book, somethign that will introduce you to file, group, permissions, making applications, etc...
The book syou chose probably do not matter much, since they are a dime adozen these days, but I always like the ones from O'reily press for some reason.
Now as to your question, youare asking if a book called slackware for dummies that covers slackware 7 will help you use slackwre 10? Probalby, a few things will have changed, but the basic linux FSB is the same. Some things that might have changes are the X server, it may be called XFree86 in the book but will be X.org in slack 10. Just a minor difference. There are probably a few other minor differences like that, but for the most part, you will still log in. ls will still list the files in the current path, cd will still change the path, startx will still start X windows, etc....