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Old 01-07-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
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Question Do All "Newbies" Need To Learn This ????

Haven't u all heard about "Linux From Scratch" (LFS)...i knew u all heard bout it..i'm very interested to learn about "LINUX POWER"...should i say "From PowerUp To GUI" i need to use this distro to learn, learn and learn deeper into LINUX or is it just as same as other distro...:P

p/s:- (i'm still thinkin' bout it)
Old 01-07-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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Linux newbie resources! is a good newbie resource...

too few of us understand that there is a help file in most distros that links to the operating
texts, by subject, (i.e. in KDE, tool bar, the help files lifepreserver) and then, there are also the MANual pages available in the main menu, and also in the console " me@linuxuserbox$ man (subject)" like this
me@linuxuserbox$ man print

525 Linux Users Groups, might be one near you,

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Old 01-07-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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i wouldnt reccomend LFS to a total *nix newbie, i had never used linux before my first LFS but i had used solaris for over a year, i would say LFS can be very educational in the problems it presents you but unless you already have a little bit of experience to point you in the right direction for solving them then i dont think you'll learn very much.
Old 01-07-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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LFS is probably a wee advanced for a new Linux user. It's aimed at users that want to build their own Linux distribution. A new user would be better of getting used to an existing distribution, working up to compiling software and fixing problems.


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