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Old 07-24-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
pratyush_megs
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hello everybody here!


hello to everybody on this forum
i am pratyush gupta from iips college indore jus starting off with my 3rd year in btech(it).
Well now tat i have got some interest in technical thing i wanted to ask the prerequsite to becoming a well versed guy in linux.
do write bak plz
with thanks
 
Old 07-24-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions.

Best bet to becoming well versed? Using it.

Pick a distro, install it, use it, break it, fix it. Repeat as necessary.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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thank you!

thank you sir!
the reply you posted is very motivating for head start but there are a few questions more i would like to put up.
they are:
1.which flavour of linux to use for beginning?
2.do i need to b skilled in programming before starting off?

again i would like to thank you sir and i wish for further knowledgeable communications.
pratyush gupta
 
Old 07-25-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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1. Go to distrowatch.com, pick one of the top 10, and use that. When you're bored, try another.

2. No.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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Starting off with slackware 11.

hello sir ,
As per the recommendation of one of my seniors who is also active member of this site im starting off with slackware 11.
i have to just finalise freeing space on my hard disk and then i shall start .i hope this journey would be successful and helpful.
thank you once again.
pratyush
 
Old 07-26-2007, 09:43 AM   #6
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Good luck

I find Slackware to be a fine distro (I use it myself), although there is a new version out (version 12.0), which has some quite significant changes from version 11.0.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 09:48 AM   #7
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i can't get version12.0

sir,
my workstation doesnt connect to the internet because it doesnt have one ther therefore i have to reach some place else to access it and therefore im not able to download it but i guess even version 11 would do the job for a beginer like me .
im grateful that you reply to my threads so frequently.
pratyush
 
Old 07-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #8
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um... for beginer i would suggest with something more easy then slack actually, like ubuntu, mandriva, or PC Linux OS
 
  


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