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Old 02-11-2006, 04:37 AM   #1
harys
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where to go after booting successfully ?


hi thanks guy for all ur advice, ive been able to burn iso file and boot it from my laptop. but once in i'm lost and don't known where to go, what to do, etc ive learned the getting started dsl which appear on the screen, i think there is almost nothing for beginner. i tried to make a connection to internet but didn't success. in the terminal window i tried command man ls and other but they don't work.i downloadell the introduction to linux in the tlpd.org is it good!? is it possible to have the open office.org suite in dsl and work on? thanks a lot in advance. harys
ps could anyone advise me over a documentation?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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I did about the same thing, and wondered "what next". DSL is a nice small distro, I stll use it once in a while if I need to boot a machine and work on something on the hard drive.

I would not recommend it as a place to start though. To keep it small, a lot of stuff that makes using a computer more user friendly is not there, and you need some linux knowledge to do anything.

What I would recommend first, is download and burn a larger single CD version, with a desktop and start there. I would suggest you try Knoppix or PCLinux as a starting point. I have had very good results with Knoppix. The 3.9 version is good at detecting most hardware, and comes up with KDE ( a windows like desktop ). Apps like OpenOffice are there, sound support etc.

Knoppix will boot on an older machine. I've used it on a P1 233 Mhz machine with 96 meg of ram with success. So if you have a machine newer than that, you should be off to the races...

Build your linux knowledge, and then try DSL again.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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hayrs PLEASE stop posting the same question several time. :-)

Where next? that depends on where you want to go...

how have you tried to make the connection to the internet?

i would say DSL is good for people with linux knowledge but maybe not for noobs. that said i think its very easy to use. but then i'm a sys admin...

if you can man pages on the internet then why worry?
 
  


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