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Old 02-27-2003, 08:12 PM   #16
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The beauty of Linux is that it is like one big cumulative course. What I mean is that not only do you have to understand what you are doing, you have to understand WHY you are doing it. Everything feeds off your previous knowledge.

In other OS's, specifically windows, your power to manipulate the operating system is limited. When you run into a snag in windows you say-"Okay. How does Microsoft want me to do this." With Linux you can be creative in problem solving. Plus theres all these neat places(i.e. linuxquestions.org) with tons of help and tons of people eager to help. They feel the newbies pain because they were newbies once too. Except for me of course. I was born with Linux knowledge. :

Linux for development

Windows for solitaire
Lol... Your lucky to be born with linux knowledge... In my country they are not that avanced in the reproduction of babies with Linux Knowledge
 
Old 02-27-2003, 08:34 PM   #17
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Haha I knew somebody would get a kick out of that. I'm sure some people think I was being serious though. In all honesty I still consider myself a
 
Old 02-28-2003, 03:58 AM   #18
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I'm smart,unemployed, and broke. God bless America!
Modesty is a virtue but hey that sounds familiar! I'm still working out why this country's called 'Great Britain'. It does suck having skills and experience and qualifications and no job. I'm sure my school careers advisor (15 years ago though!) didn't tell me this would happen.

I'm seriously considering leaving this country altogether. My fiancee suggests I go with her to Japan, teach English (again!) while I weather the economic storm and then come back in a year (2 years' time).

Or maybe it will suddenly become more accetable to write on your CV:
"Period of inactivity due to worst global recession since war and tech companies' rash spending policies". Hmmm. Mebbe not.

Q*Bert
 
Old 02-28-2003, 07:59 AM   #19
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But in the end, people like SUVs even if they do fund oil conflict and kill children. OK, so proprietary software doesn't do that but you get the idea.
How can you be so sure it doesn't?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 07:04 PM   #20
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Talking

Yeah i get the basis and is really good how it works, i really like to know more of linux, because it becomes better and better!

Now i've configured internet and x... and i want to know which funny(and most educative) thing recommend to me to do now, i have looked lot of code and started to write something hhehe, but please recommend me something what could help me in the way of knowing linux well. Thanks.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 08:56 PM   #21
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Well if you really want to sink your teeth into Linux I suggest you get a good book on it. I started off with the "Dummies" or "Idiots" guides to Linux and quickly became more intrigued as it seems you have too. After your comfortable with the basics you can step it up a bit and get into the real power of Linux with networking and servers. I got one of those books that are like 1500 pages and every page is worth it. Every paragraph I read I find myself saying "Linux can do that!".

Heres what I suggest:

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!
 
Old 02-28-2003, 09:32 PM   #22
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Well if you really want to sink your teeth into Linux I suggest you get a good book on it. I started off with the "Dummies" or "Idiots" guides to Linux and quickly became more intrigued as it seems you have too. After your comfortable with the basics you can step it up a bit and get into the real power of Linux with networking and servers. I got one of those books that are like 1500 pages and every page is worth it. Every paragraph I read I find myself saying "Linux can do that!".

Heres what I suggest:

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!
Hey.. How about books?.. Don't forget to suggest books
 
Old 03-01-2003, 03:02 AM   #23
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Yeah i read dummies and idiots guides. They have some cool stuff in em and thats how i started using linux a few weeks ago. Library had redhat 8.0 for dummies or something and i installed it and now im having a great time learning console stuff since im a DOS kiddie.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 08:15 PM   #24
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Conclusion... Yeah linux is so good, and much much more...
 
Old 03-01-2003, 08:44 PM   #25
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Linux is so good, I switched rather than fight. Remember the old Tarleton cigarette commercials? I doubt you young punks ever heard of TV commercials for cigs.

Running Linux and the links in my sig taught this old fart how to use it.

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Old 03-01-2003, 08:56 PM   #26
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im having a great time learning console stuff since im a DOS kiddie.
Me too... I stared in DOS when I was 4(!) years old. One of the first commands I learned was 'del' (rm for purebred UNIX users). I deleted an educational program my dad installed, so he reinstalled it and deleted all of my games.
He asked me why the "DOS-like" thing in Linux is called "bash"... I told him it's because people will "bash" his head in if he ever called it "DOS-like".
 
Old 03-02-2003, 09:20 PM   #27
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I was reading "Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolution by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond" and on page 83 Linus explain where the word "bash" come from.. It comes from a clon of the original Unix shell "the Bourne Shell".. The was Bourne-Again Shell- Commonly referred to as Bash..
 
Old 03-02-2003, 09:51 PM   #28
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Re: is linux really so good?

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I'm a lover or PCs since im a children, i learned to program and a lot of things, all that time using DOS, soon Windows, when i knowed Linux, i started to investigate and i only have readed good things, and i was so happy and enthusiast for know this new philosophy. I installed Linux in my PC, a time ago, and i got stocked in some tasks, like internet and x... I looked in the faqs and documentation and i couldnt fix the problems, generally for a problem of incompatibility or because the configuration file i was searching not was where it is supposed to do, and the scripts can't locate the files becoming useless too. I thinked what that problem was only the distrib and i uninstalled it and back to win ... years passed and i get internet and cd burner so i have the possibility of trying others distrib more up-to-date but i started to fall in the same things... So, what i should know that make me so stocked in these things? is really the linux filesystem so disordered like i think? or in all these config files spread are a order that i can't see?

I really like linux and the open source philosophy, is really a great thing but i cant be in linux without seeing errors en the startup or when i try to do anything a little out of common, the worst of all, errors that i cant fix because get lost on that jungle of lost files and script that not work...

What is the problem? or what is MY problem?

sorry for my english... Thanks
maybe you have not read the full documentation
or tried the internet
and even forums like this for your answer
and you say that you are a programmer
just use your programming skills to see through the problems
 
Old 03-03-2003, 08:00 AM   #29
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I was reading "Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolution by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond" and on page 83 Linus explain where the word "bash" come from
Yes, I knew that from reading the bash infopage.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 04:51 PM   #30
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I am a "DOS kiddie" too, even though I grew up after Windows 3.1 my curiosity killed the system files and I was stuck with just plain DOS for a while, so I got used to it quickly. I still use the NET USE command, and use DOS just as quickly if not quicker than I use the GUI.

I have had a good time (and an still in the process of) learning the Linux command line. it's very different, that's for certain.
 
  


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