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Old 07-06-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Frustrated with Fedora 3!!! Just installed...


OK, I am very proficient with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003. I work in IT and thought it would be a good Idea to learn Linux. I installed FC3 and I like the look of it. I'm just not sure how to do things. I downloaded a Divx Driver and it was tar.gz format. What is this? I could look at it with whatever desktop program that I have but don't know how to install it.

I just found out about terminal and the commands seems fairly confusing.
Is there a guide somewhere that can make this transition a little more bearable? So far, it is great for surfing the net but that's about it.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:08 PM   #2
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visit
http://masand.sourceforge.net/linux/myhelpages.html

and get this pdf
Installing Packages in Linux - II
(from source)

i have writen this doc some time back

regards
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
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is there a place that has all the terminology used in Linux? it seems that a lot of the names of programs and apps are strange.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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Try these:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/...tro-linux.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...nux-HOWTO.html
http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/Linux-FAQ/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/LGNET//index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/gs/gs.html

and although not strictly related to fedora core, this guide helped me out a lot when i first started out in linux.

http://www.slackware.com/book/

Try here for terminology:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictio...ictionary.html

Last edited by v00d00101; 07-06-2005 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:24 PM   #5
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yes
tldp.org is one of the best site
u can further look at the wiki at linuxquestions.org

also use google extensively for ur problems

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