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Old 04-05-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Tutorial CDs for those coming from Windows


I ran a cross a website a few weeks ago with Linux SuSE (and other distros) tutorial cds.

The CDs cost about US$15.95. They covered quite a bit of the software that came with SuSE. They ran on Windows (but were supposed to be compatible with Wine). And they were designed for those of us keeping one foot in the Windows world, but who really want to learn Linux.

The interactive tutorial format (kind of like Video Professor) would really assist me in learning things better than reading tons of manuals.

Also since my husband doesn't read very well, the tutorials would allow him to learn what he needs, without me figuring it out first.

Has anyone heard of these CDs or been to the website?

I have tried Google, but I don't seem able to plug in the same search words I did the first time. And I really think I got the link from a website and not Google.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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Their called Live Eval cd's. Check out www.distrowatch.com for all distro's, including the live one's.. probably the most popular now is Knoppix
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:40 AM   #3
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This wasn't specifically a live eval copy. Though I think it probably contained a live eval copy on it.

I checked all over DistroWatch's website, and couldn't find what I am looking for. I end up at the website quite frequently and am familiar with it.

This is going to sound pretty goofy, but the website was green. It had a two column list of what was covered in the tutorial. And the list was broken up into software types (Office, Development, Desktops, etc.)

The price was in the upper left hand corner. And at the bottom center was some screen shots of the software. It explained under the screen shots that the software ran on Windows, but could be run on Wine.

Thanks for the suggestion about DistroWatch. I enjoy rummaging round there occassionally.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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This is going to sound pretty goofy, but the website was green. It had a two column list of what was covered in the tutorial. And the list was broken up into software types (Office, Development, Desktops, etc.)

The price was in the upper left hand corner. And at the bottom center was some screen shots of the software. It explained under the screen shots that the software ran on Windows, but could be run on Wine.
The only distro I know of with a green theme is Suse, but describing a website with very few details is like a needle in the haystack the size of Texas when dealing with the internet...
 
Old 04-05-2004, 12:49 PM   #5
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I found it!

http://www.easylinuxcds.com/catalog/...products_id=67

Google conquer's again. And a little bit of persistance on my part.

You were right TrickyKid. The training CDs are linked to a "free" evaluation copy of SuSE.

Thanks.
 
  


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