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Old 05-14-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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dumb as a brick


ok, now i have NO clue what i am doing. i have gotten away from programing i started when it was linerar line. went into the service(U.S.M.C.) got out, and now eveything is point and click.
ok, i just put yarrow in one of my hdd's, and i have NO CLUE what the snotballs im doin, but i do know this much im tired of the microsoft strangel hold on the p.c. maket(as far as o.s.'s go).
i have figured out a few things about yarrow, i do like the way the whole thing is set up and runs, so any help would be nice and be glad for. web sites so i can read up on this new O.S., and get a better idea would be like as well. thanks!
 
Old 05-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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First off, Welcome to linux!
Second, That typeface is..'irritating'. It's like a DI getting in your face.

Try going to the OS's homepage, see if they can steer you to an online book or manual.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Hi,

Yarrow is the name of an older version of Red Hat, RH9 or FC1, I believe. If I am correct, then you will have much better luck learning the current state of the Linux operating system with a newer version of whatever distro you choose. As of now, the most current version of what you are using is Fedora Core 5. Red Hat EL 4 is the current commercial version.

If you want to learn the operating system, post your system specs, and a little about how you want to use your computer (if you are a home desktop user). You may get a little better guidance.

Semper Fi

Bob
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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Yarrow? Isn't that Red Hat 8 or 9? You will find that if it is that version you have a very out of date OS (limited security updates may be available).

Go here and grab the latest version of Fedora.

Welcome to LQ
 
Old 05-14-2006, 06:15 PM   #5
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Sorry, but this is NOT the way to start....

Your title: We don't care if you are dumb--or even if you THINK you are.
Font: Big bold characters just mean that you are SCREAMING at us---WHY!!!!????
Question: You have no specific question(s)

To try and help you, a few observations about how to learn computer stuff:
1. First, use the system--OS, SW, whatever. Try things, push buttons, experiment, see what happens.
2. When you get to something you can't figure out, then search Google, post here, etc. and find the answer. Then go back to step 1.
3. When you get tired of 1 and 2, go buy a book. (eg Linux in a nutshell--O'Reilly). When you get tired of the book, return to step 1.

Good luck
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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Talking words of thanks

ok, i hope this is better. im taking advantage of what i do have, by clicking and messing around with it. it dont matter to me what one i have to learn on, just as long as i can get the basicis down. i have figured out that my ISP doesn't like me runing it. i have had a few nasty grahms left on my c-phone(he he i told them to keep up, or get burned out).i do THANK YOU folks for the help and ideas as to whare to look. is linuxquestions.org the best place for people like me to get information from? like i said, i have no idea what a lot of the commands and things of that nature are.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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Quote:
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i have figured out that my ISP doesn't like me runing it. i have had a few nasty grahms left on my c-phone(he he i told them to keep up, or get burned out).
Whoa!!!! How does your ISP know what OS you are using and why would they care?? What exactly were the messages?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:55 PM   #8
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If you are brand new and want "point and click," I suggest considering working with a "newbie friendly" distribution. In my opinion, Red Hat and Fedora are not in that category. Linspire, Mandriva, SUSE, and Ubuntu are. You might also consider getting a book on the topic, Test Driving Linux. It comes with a "Live" CD--a CD enabling you to run Linux on most computers without having to install it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059...lance&n=283155
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #9
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Isn't the USMC's slogan "keep it simple stupid"?

Or is it?

Stupid is as stupid does?

You might want to stick with windows because that is where most of the sheep graze.

Last edited by brianthegreat; 05-15-2006 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:38 PM   #10
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Hey man, the guy clearly wants to learn- he's said as much. He may have some misconceptions, but then who gets everything right straight off?

He's trying, what more do you want?

Anyway...

Quote:
is linuxquestions.org the best place for people like me to get information from?
I wouldn't know if it's the *best* but it's definitely good!

Quote:
i have no idea what a lot of the commands and things of that nature are.
Try http://www.linuxcommand.org/ and http://www.tuxfiles.org/ to get started- useful tutorials/articles can be found there to help learn the common commands.

Good luck!
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:40 PM   #11
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I suggest searching for a distribution that's right for you. You can look at http://distrowatch.com/ for tons of them. I also suggest doing a lot of reading, searching forums, etc. I'm sure even "brianthegreat" has, and still does, runs into problems in Linux, so don't let annoyances like that annoy you. As for you ISP, I don't know what's going on there. Sounds odd to me.

Last edited by Linux~Powered; 05-15-2006 at 03:43 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 08:15 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brianthegreat
Isn't the USMC's slogan "keep it simple stupid"?

Or is it?

Stupid is as stupid does?

You might want to stick with windows because that is where most of the sheep graze.
I find you to be not very helpful--I'm sure someone else might have a different opinion.....
 
  


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