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Old 09-24-2001, 01:47 AM   #1
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Question Business minded yes...Linux minded no

Well to start things off I'm as new as you can get to Linux. I'm a Windoze user fer years and to be honest I'm totally lost. I'm looking to start my own business here within this year (Nov. if all goes well) and want to start a local ISP. I have several comps all built and ready to go but have no idea where to go with them. I was going to set up the servers using Win2000 but was informed about Linux and how much more superiour it is. So after a bit f research I decided to go ahead with Linux SuSE 7.2 Pro. I've istalled the entire OS and now I'm lost. I can't find my way around at all (except maybe a game or two). Can anyone help me out with resources or websites that I can view to learn how to use a *nix box and hopefully understand what I'm doing?

Old 09-24-2001, 01:59 AM   #2
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If you really want to know what you are doing then you have to learn to be able to administrate your system without any graphical utilites provided by the big distros. Therefore, use Slackware or Debian. Once you understand how to do this then you will have grokked the value of the command line and will be one with it at which point the differences between distros will blur because underneath the widgets and fluff it's all just linux.

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Old 09-24-2001, 02:56 AM   #3
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Try great collection of different documentation.
There are a how-to dealing with ISP on linux.


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