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Old 10-23-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi - I am new to the whole Linux environment and I was looking for an easier way to use Linux so I downloaded Ubuntu. So far so good. However, I am not sure if this was a good place to start or not. The point was to get familiar with Linux - a little confused.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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Ubuntu Forums - Absolute Beginner Talk - http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=326

Basic Toolkit
1) Download the Linux Starter Pack - http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack
2) Look at the UNOFFICIAL Ubuntu Guide - http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
3) Look at Psychocats - http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu
4) Download the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference - http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html
 
Old 10-24-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Dear Girl,
take heart. There is little difference between moving from Win200 to XP than moving over to Ubuntu (except for the codecs to play media) version 9.10 claims to solve this. Debian has already done this.
Ubuntu is Gnome dominated and so Windows familiar people are fazed. you can change this but the top down or bottom up start seems to be a problem. Opinions?

Fred.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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hi Fred,
Thanks for the encouragement. Not sure what you mean by the "top down or bottom up start", sorry. I did get a chance to play around with it and some of the links someone else posted for me have been very useful. I did explore Ubuntu further though and it's not too bad at all.

I chose Ubuntu rather than Debian on purpose 1) I am very new and Debian was categorized for the more advances and 2) The main reason being - that I am working/learning with new software where they used Ubuntu to create it and I wanted to familiarize myself with it.

One day I will check out Debian I guess.


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Dear Girl,
take heart. There is little difference between moving from Win200 to XP than moving over to Ubuntu (except for the codecs to play media) version 9.10 claims to solve this. Debian has already done this.
Ubuntu is Gnome dominated and so Windows familiar people are fazed. you can change this but the top down or bottom up start seems to be a problem. Opinions?

Fred.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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I reckon Fred means that in Gnome, which Ubuntu uses, is that the equivalent to Windows' "Start -> programs" etc. is at the top of the screen instead bottom.
Should be customizable, but not sure, I don't use Gnome much.
There's also Kubuntu which uses KDE, which has a task bar similar to what you're used to from the Windows days.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
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First of all Welcome to Linux!

Ubuntu was a good place to start in my opinion. I find the distro does its best to ease people into the Linux environment. It can get a bit confusing at times, but please don't let it turn you away. If you have any specific question feel free to ask us and we will do our best to help. Just don't be afraid to ask

arochester's post was pretty helpful. Just take your time and get used to the Operating System and ask away if you need help.

-Jessica-
 
Old 10-26-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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Ahh...

Thanks - that's probably what he meant - yeah - that didn't confuse me much, I'm used to the task bar being in all kinds of places from Windows but it was kind of cool to see two :-)

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I reckon Fred means that in Gnome, which Ubuntu uses, is that the equivalent to Windows' "Start -> programs" etc. is at the top of the screen instead bottom.
Should be customizable, but not sure, I don't use Gnome much.
There's also Kubuntu which uses KDE, which has a task bar similar to what you're used to from the Windows days.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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Thanks for that article - that was a great read! I learned a ton. I am excited about getting to learn how to use Linux and hope that one day I could actually contribute




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Old 10-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #10
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