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Old 04-27-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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What are the best tools to learn mint for beginners

I am kind of hoping there there might a ranked list of Manuals Etc. that could help beginners- And I'm also thinking It might be nice to have a list of other documents with brief descriptions of the content. I'd like to see a one stop shopping center for MINT training.

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Hi -

I'd like to see a one stop shopping center for MINT training.
There is. It's called "Google" :-)

Not to be flippant, but there are a million things you could be interested in. And there's no way anybody's going to want to read (much less write!) a million-item "quick start" guide. Especially since lots of answers on just about every topic's *already* freely available.

So just go exploring: and feel free to post back with any specific questions.

And have fun!
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Many other Forums have evolved to the extent that there is a resources page to assist, or to ignore; GOOGLE provides excellent lengthy lists with cryptic clues that may or may not provide the required answers. When there is a resources page in a forum I have never seen a complaint or criticism suggesting that GOOGLE does a better job! Usually the reverse occurs the users make an effort to keep it up to date and fresh. I really did not wish to make this a debate on the merits of the idea rather I had hoped the task might begin to get done.
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The manual <pdf> is always the best place to start.

there is one for both Elyssa & Felicia

both are quite basic, but enough to get a noobie started in the Mint world.
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Rep: Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475 is probably the best page to start. I've never used the distro, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were hints and tips in there. The best way to learn it is to use it and try to get it to do what you want it to. That said, most of the commands available to you are common across all distros, so a general manual will also be useful to you.
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I installed Mint from a disk that came from a magazine, and it turned out be the most hassle free install for my older laptop yet. But that aside, there's a couple of issues that one should keep in mind. First of all Mint is a distribution of linux that has a modified version of gnome gui frontend bolted on to the linux kernel, so I suppose one could become an expert on the gui of a particular distribution. However, if one wanted to get past the gui and get to the linux operating system, you'd need a distribution that unbolts the gui and linux kernel. Slackware does that, and the gui is an option. Granted, one needs to get used to command line and editing scripts, but it does force a deeper understanding of the system, and eventually a different mindset to the approach of learning the linux kernel. Going to the Slackware forum here is a place to start.



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