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Old 11-25-2014, 12:54 AM   #31
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My reading of the OP.

Indian by the name. From India, most of the guys in this forum from India are IT professionals in companies or students studying computer science or computer applications. In India it is now the season for full semester internship or at least a mini-project in some company. Based on what the OP has shared already:
  • Thinks main difference between windows and linux is only in file systems (so knows about file systems).
  • Willing to invest time and money on a book.
Probably studying in a undergraduate course in a college. So exposed to computer languages as part of the course curriculum and so compiling c,c++ and make files not likely to be a problem. (I never said compile the kernel from the source).

Anyway, my main suggestion was to DO SOMETHING. JUST GET STARTED.

Now it's upto the OP to say what next.

OK
 
Old 11-25-2014, 07:24 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by AnanthaP View Post
My reading of the OP.
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My concern about the OP is that this thread started 5 months ago.

I figured that it was a thread which I subscribed to, but did not answer just so I could see other opinions and learn. But it turns out I contributed, as did many others, 'ere long 5 months ago. It's OK to have something last a lengthy time, however two days ago, the OP posted this:
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Originally Posted by chinmaya5 View Post
Okk I understand d first thing needed to be done is installing a Linux distro. BT after dat what should I do as it is completely different from windows 7&8. Please help me here. I really want to learn but I don't know where to start. Please help me out
Therefore my concern is that the OP is sitting around waiting for us all to just hand them answers and maybe not really following the advice they were given, or they're stuck.

@chanmaya, you were advised to take the steps to investigate a Linux distribution and try it out, even informed that you can run a LIVE distribution therefore not altering a computer and just running off of CD/DVD or Thumbstick.

Questions:
  1. HAVE you already installed a Linux distribution?
  2. If so, which one?
  3. And then are you looking for suggestions about what to do next?
If you haven't already installed a Linux distribuion:
  1. Do you have access to a computer which you can attempt to run Linux on?
  2. Do you have access to writeable DVDs or USB thumbsticks?
  3. Do you need a recommendation for a Linux distribution to run on a given computer?
No one can help you if you do not try to accomplish some of this.

If you have installed a distribution, then you really need to inform people about what things you'd like to experiment with and learn regarding Linux. Because while I can teach you about C programming, some kernel and drivers, as well as scripting, I'm not a good Linux admin person. You may want to know about programming, about how to configure servers, or just about how to use Linux. No one can really tell at this point.

Last edited by rtmistler; 11-25-2014 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by AnanthaP View Post
My reading of the OP.

Indian by the name. From India, most of the guys in this forum from India are IT professionals in companies or students studying computer science or computer applications. In India it is now the season for full semester internship or at least a mini-project in some company. Based on what the OP has shared already:
  • Thinks main difference between windows and linux is only in file systems (so knows about file systems).
  • Willing to invest time and money on a book.
Probably studying in a undergraduate course in a college. So exposed to computer languages as part of the course curriculum and so compiling c,c++ and make files not likely to be a problem. (I never said compile the kernel from the source).

Anyway, my main suggestion was to DO SOMETHING. JUST GET STARTED.

Now it's upto the OP to say what next.

OK
My bad! I thought this was a continuation of another thread, in which a new person had subsequently responded, and sounded like just an average Windows consumer-level user.

A++ for reading comprehension!
 
Old 11-26-2014, 01:16 PM   #34
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Hey all...
...close the thread LOL, as rtmistler mentioned...
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My concern about the OP is that this thread started 5 months ago.
So, hehe...OP probably already knows how to get started...he should have closed/marked the thread by now, sloppy at best...
by the way AnanthaP, kudos on yer quote...OP, just, go do it for cryin' out loud. Grab a side tracked PC, download a flavor of a distro, install it and...get hooked...
Hehe, Sumguy's right, stepped into an old snare... happened to me too...
Sugar coated greetings...
Thor
(wondered how and where he got into this thread...)

Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 11-26-2014 at 01:17 PM.
 
  


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