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Old 11-16-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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Question To n00b?


Hi guys, as you probably can c im new to the forum. Well to get to the point, Im downloading slackware right now but ive never used linux be4, is it dumb or can I learn to use it as my first linux operative? Does msn messenger work on linux?
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Old 11-16-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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slackware is a "moderately hardcore" distro, you can learn it fine, many people start and stick with slack, but it is not all singing and dancing.

msn works fine. http://gaim.sf.net
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:20 PM   #3
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Ok, thx man. Think I should start with having both windows and linux on my puter so I can learn slack and use windows? Or is it better just to have slack so Im forced to learn it?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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stick with both for now, you don't want to get stranded.... if you want to learn it, you will... sounds like a yoda quote but hey...
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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Ok, Ill stick to your advice then master yoda
 
Old 11-16-2003, 05:57 PM   #6
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you should also get a linux book. or else your totally lost.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:06 PM   #7
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you should also get a linux book. or else your totally lost.
Not totally necessary, they do and can come in handy at times but there are plenty of resources online. Actually there is more online than in books in most cases.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:11 PM   #8
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Yeah, but a online book is a book, isn't it?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:26 PM   #9
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Slackware is about as hard as you make it. You can go all out nuts with configs and stuff, but you can use alot of setup programs as well.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:26 AM   #10
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I would keep ur XP only if

1-u never had CLI experience
2-u want to play solitare

If u feel a bit comfortable in typing commands, spending sometimes some hours to make something work and are willing to read then there is no need to XP, besides ur HDD will thank u
 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:20 AM   #11
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Well, that made me a lot wiser Maybe I should try some other more newb friendly linux first? And in that case wich one?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 09:25 AM   #12
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A am new to linux also I started with slackware. I have used the search on this forum and asking questions and found it most helpful and the people more than willing to help.

As for another distro my uncle is using red hat and a friend of mine is using mandrake. They are both new to linux and are using those distro becuase they don't have the time to mess with linux because they work but I want to know how to do everything by hand as well as with congfig tools so slack is perfect for me. With all my searching of these forums it seems that everyone has trouble and it stems from lack of linux expierence. Just like when you start learning windows.

a great book that is distro indepdent ( explians how to do something for all major distros.) Linux Administration A User's Guide by Marcel Gange.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:56 AM   #13
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Ok, Ill keep that in mind. Can anyone else give some book tips? I live in sweden where there still aren't many big online (or offline) book stores where one can buy a good linux book. How about that one they include when ya buy the package? Is that good? Think its called "Linux essentials" or something like that
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:06 AM   #14
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I think u can find allot of tutorials online that will help u fine or if u have any problems just search though this forums most probles have been discussed in more then 1 thread

Dunno about any Swedish online bookstore, but i think ur comfortable in english so u can buy it from anywhere

I cant give u a good book advice since i never used one

GL to u
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:23 AM   #15
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you should also get a linux book. or else your totally lost.
Why get a book when you have linuxquestion.org? No need to RTFM!
 
  


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