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Old 01-13-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Unhappy Best Way To Start Off......


I Was Wondering What The Best Liunx To Start Off With Is... I Am Very Skilled At Windows And Computers But I Am Like Blonde Teenage Girl With Luinx. I Don't Know Anything I Am Like Totally Lost I Don't Have The 1st Clue To Understanding The Command Line Unless It's MS-DOS.... I Did Install UBUNTU I Herd It Was User Ferindly... Not So Ferindly With Me

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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Well, you don't have to use the command-line. Ubuntu should come shipped with a graphical desktop and lots of program to work with, all in a windows-like way. When you turn on your computer and linux starts, what shows up? Can you use the mouse in the screen that shows up or not? The graphical desktop might, for some reason, not work, or it might not even be installed. Could you please give us some more details about your problem?

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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There Is Northing Worng With The Intall Or Ubuntu.... I Was Just Messing Around With The Commound Like Interface... I Am Just Totaly Lost... HE HE

I Was Was Just Wondering What Luinx Is Best For A Person Like Me!
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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If you want to learn to use the command line interface
here is a good site to start:
http://www.linuxcommand.org/index.php

This site will teach you linux commands and writing shell scripts.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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I suggest you get to know ubuntu better. Trust me, you'll get used to it soon. If you need help instally software try http://ubuntuguide.org/ they have almost everything you need to install whatever you want. You probably want to install the multimedia codecs and your video card drivers and DVD reading capability.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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Ubuntu always has a slight edge over Fedora Core for me, but I like them both and can't blame anyone who uses either. Did you try Ubuntu 6.06 or 6.10?

Post the problems you're having with Ubuntu, and perhaps we can help you. The great thing about Ubuntu, is it has a very wide user base, and just about any question can be answered via Google, or a search here on LQ...

This might help (if you have 6.10)...

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy

IGF
 
Old 01-14-2007, 01:34 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cnskyliner
I Was Wondering What The Best Liunx To Start Off With Is... I Am Very Skilled At Windows And Computers But I Am Like Blonde Teenage Girl With Luinx. I Don't Know Anything I Am Like Totally Lost I Don't Have The 1st Clue To Understanding The Command Line Unless It's MS-DOS.... I Did Install UBUNTU I Herd It Was User Ferindly... Not So Ferindly With Me
First of all i think you should work on your grammar and stop calling it Liunx its Linux. Don't ever use whatever lingo you call that here. Makes me wonder, a blonde teenage girl hmmm.,

Second, like people already mentioned above, Ubuntu is a good starting point. But still you won't get out of the box support for mp3,dvds etc. You would still be required to install stuff from repos. If you want out of the box support, try
http://www.sabayonlinux.org
http://www.dreamlinux.com.br
http://www.pclinuxos.com
 
Old 01-14-2007, 02:08 AM   #8
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Ubuntu is very newbie friendly but I don't think its possible to run it without a little knowledge of the command line because it does not have as many GUI config tools as some other distros. You may want to stick with Ubuntu and just learn the basics of the CLI or take a look at other distros such as Mandriva, openSUSE and Fedora Core which have very good GUI config tools.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 10:28 AM   #9
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Personally, I'm a newb who went through six different distros. I tried Ubuntu, Mepis, Fedora 5 & 6, Knoppix (well actually just for getting started after my windows system crashed -- had it on a disc with a book about linux) Ark Linux and OpenSuse.

Of all of them, from a windows user's perspective I like ArkLinux the best. It made me feel very much "at home." But I settled on OpenSuse 10.2. For me, I just feel like I don't need to have windows recreated on my system. I just want something that works and looks good, which I found with OpenSuse 10.2. Just my 2 cents. . .

Also, just be aware that while some of the lesser known distros are nicely put together, you have a better chance of getting help with your problems if you stick to the major distros. One reason I tried OpenSuse (and now I'm glad I did because I realized I really didn't want or need a windows clone) is because I was having problems getting Ark Linux set up to work with all my equipment and while the people at Ark Linux were nice about trying to help me through my problems, the installed base is so small that there simply wasn't the critical mass to find people to answer all my questions. . .

In your case, Ubuntu seems to be incredibly popular, so you should be able to find answers to your questions. . .though like I said, I feel very comfortable with Opensuse. . .

Eric
 
Old 01-14-2007, 01:00 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cnskyliner
There Is Northing Worng With The Intall Or Ubuntu.... I Was Just Messing Around With The Commound Like Interface... I Am Just Totaly Lost... HE HE

I Was Was Just Wondering What Luinx Is Best For A Person Like Me!
A person like you---hmmm, how are we supposed to know what you are like???

Totally lost??? You got Ubuntu installed, right? Is command line the issue? Where did you get lost? what commands have you tried?
One good way to get tuned in to commands is to type "info coreutils" This gives a nice summary of the more common commands.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 09:18 PM   #11
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The Best Way For A Windblows Lifetime User

1: Download the Kubuntu Edgy release from http://www.kubuntu.org

When you have installed this, which is a breeze from their latest live cd. Even simpler than Windoze. Simply click install, select the option to delete everything from hard disk and there you are. Linux distro up and running in a matter of clicks.

Hereś the good bit, as someone mentioned earlier about out of the box support for multimedia etc. Go to:

http://www.getautomatix.com

and have a read. Automatix is a piece of software which downloads commonly required software such as non-free codecs for movie playing etc, nVidia drivers and the such. I don have to type it cause they have really good instructions on their site.

Once you have installed Automatix all you have to do is run it from the K menu in KDE and select your desired software. When I first started I found this to be a more or less foolproof approach if you can be bothered to trawl through hundreds of websites downloading all sorts of software just to get your linux box *half* usable.

I hope I have been of help.
 
  


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