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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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You are welcome to choose between several flavours: Calculate Directory Server (CDS) if you need a server option; Calculate Linux Desktop featuring a KDE (CLD), GNOME (CLDG) or XFCE (CLDX) desktop; Calculate Media Center (CMC) if a media center is what you want; or, if you would rather prefer a scratch distribution, either Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) or Calculate Scratch Server (CSS).
Major Changes Update
Updating the portage trees has become much faster since we migrated on Git.
Binary repositories are better handled now that all changes are synchronized with Portage updates.
Support has been added for PXE network booting.
From now on, you can specify the domain and the domain password when booting from a LiveCD or a LiveUSB or via PXE.
Language and timezone preferences can now be specified for any newly created ISO image.
You will be able to select your preferred IO scheduler through a special parameter.
The problem with copying symbolic links in a domain user profile has been fixed.
Image update for Live Flash has been fixed.
Installation with CLT templates now runs OK.
Changing a partition type should cause no more problem.
We have added installation guides in French and Spanish for the relevant locales.
I just tried out Calculate Linux Desktop 11.12 XFCE. As a long-time Gentoo user, I must say that I am HIGHLY impressed. Wireless worked right off the ISO, and the resolution of my tv was detected properly. Something the brand new Gentoo Live DVD couldn't accomplish.
For me, this makes the absolute perfect liveCD to install Gentoo from. su in a console, and start installing Gentoo, all while having a fully working desktop to still be able to use. The ISO images you provide are also a lot more up to date than most distros. Considering I have a new Zacate netbook on the way, I wanted something with a more recent kernel. This should fit the bill nicely.
I also administer computers for other people. For them, I tend to use LMDE or Vector, but now I'm going to use Calculate Linux for them. If something ever goes wrong, I'm better able to fix a Gentoo based system vs. a Debian one. I don't think that will be an issue very much however. Everything looks well layed out and polished. Thank you.
I've downloaded the 11.12 XFCE version, but I'm not able to boot the Live DVD. The problem is that I have an Intel onboard graphic and a Radeon PCI card that I'm using. The System persists in using the onboard graphic that has no monitor attached and I don't know what to do in order to make it use the Radeon card. I never had such a problem with any other Linux distro. The BIOS is set to use the "add-on card" and not "onboard" and I've tried to remove the complete "video=" boot option, but no change.