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Old 05-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hello, My name is Toni, and I am an undergrad student at DeVry University. This session I am learning UNIX and Linux. I have never used either before, so it is completely new to me. I did use the Mac OS X several years ago, while I worked for 2 years for Apple. That is a close to UNIX that I have ever gotten. Being familiar with DOS commands, many of the commands are familiar to me. Many are completely foreign to me as well. The command structure is different to me and is taking some getting used to. I am sure that I will have a lot of questions.
Best regards, I look forward to chatting with you in the near future
Toni
 
Old 05-23-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

I'm a CLI junkie. Good thing about CLI, once you learn and feel comfortable with it, you can pretty much navigate and manage just about any UNIX or UNIX like OS. The most elegant one I like is OpenBSD.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

I'm a CLI junkie. Good thing about CLI, once you learn and feel comfortable with it, you can pretty much navigate and manage just about any UNIX or UNIX like OS. The most elegant one I like is OpenBSD.

Thank you for the encouragement. I purchased the Knoppix disk. It was required for my Networking class. Have you used it?
 
Old 05-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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No, haven't used Knoppix. It's based on Debian and I've used that about 10 years ago. It's popular for training and as a troubleshooting tool.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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No, haven't used Knoppix. It's based on Debian and I've used that about 10 years ago. It's popular for training and as a troubleshooting tool.
I had to get it for my Networking with UNIX/Linux class. I have not yet used it. I am looking forward to it though. I understand that the beauty of it is that you do not install it on your hard drive. You boot to the disk and run it from there.
All of our Labs are done in Red Hat. So far I am enjoying it. Entering commands at the CLI is very empowering. That is why I liked M.S. DOS so much. You felt like you were in charge of the OS in stead of the other way around. Thanks for the response.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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I understand that the beauty of it is that you do not install it on your hard drive. You boot to the disk and run it from there.
Yep, all runs from the CD

But Knoppix isn't the only distro that can run off of a LiveCD. Most "newbie-friendly" distros (e.g. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE) are able to run a full graphical desktop environment from the install CD.
 
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Yep, all runs from the CD

But Knoppix isn't the only distro that can run off of a LiveCD. Most "newbie-friendly" distros (e.g. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE) are able to run a full graphical desktop environment from the install CD.
I had no idea! I sure have a lot to learn! Thanks!
 
  


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