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Old 12-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Debian Manual/Guide for beginners...

I'd consider myself a debian guru-in-the-making, so I am not the one that needs some tutorials, manual, guides, walkthroughs, etc... I'm not perfect, but I know my way around what I need to do.

I am needing manuals and stuff for my brother. He is 19 years of age and has never used a linux machine before last night. I am converting him over because he is tired of spyware and virii on his winblows box. He is up to the idea and is willing to learn some things, to a certain extent (i think he has adult a.d.d.)... It is really hard for me to explain things to him because he has an attention span of about 5 to 10 minutes then he either zones out into a daydream or gets interested in something else.

Since I can't sit there and go through this with him, I decided I would write him a decent tutorial that would relate to him, being a beginner and all. But... I don't have the time to write one out. I spent all day writing a good walk-thru for him to use for installing sarge on his box, and thats about it.

So I think its time I find some beginner tutorials or manuals aimed at beginners for debian. I found some pdf documents from the site, but most of them are going to be too advanced for him at this time. I think the only ones he will understand is apt and dselect.

Does anyone know where to get decent beginner tutorials??
Old 12-20-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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there are a ton of documents on it out. i know there is at least one thorough manual there if not more.
Old 12-20-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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I'd point out the Desktop Survival Guide & Debian FAQ Guide.
Old 12-22-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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More guides:
(This one's very thorough)
(These are older but still useful)
Old 12-22-2005, 04:32 PM   #5
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I built my debian router following

It has some great tutorials, from setting up a basic desktop machine to compiling a custom kernel.

Check it out.


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