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Old 05-16-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
Samerron
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Hello Linux World


Hello, I'm new to this forum and as you can see this is my first post.
I'm new to Linux. I once installed Red Hat from a friend I checked it out and after a while forgot about it. Now I'm planning to go deep into it since I'm interested in networking.

I would like to have an advice on how shall I start. Well, I currently have Ubuntu and Red Hat 10. Which one do u suggest to start with?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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ok, well firstly redhat 10 does not exist. but whatever variant of redhat you have i'd probably suggest ubuntu as it's very easy to start off with.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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I think it's Red Hat 9 or a later version with Fedora. Sorry, but I'm still new with all this.

Thanks for ur help...
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:08 AM   #4
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If it's RH based, after installing try
cat /etc/issue
which will tell you what you've got.
For more lower level detail,
uname -a
is informative.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:30 AM   #5
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Welcome to LQ, I hope you will find your Linux experience to be a pleasant one.
Quote:
I would like to have an advice on how shall I start.
Well, start form the beginning. Linux is all about tinkering and tweaking your system to get it to do what you want it to. Start with a clean install and just start playing with it. Try to get it to do everything you did in windows. If something does not work right out of the box, don't panic. Search google or the LQ forums to see if your questions have been answered already. If you still need additional help, there is a large community of Linux users here able and willing to give it to you. Just ask away.

Have fun with Linux!
...drkstr
 
Old 05-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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Welcome to linux samerron, the best way to start is to just do it. Dont be afraid to try new things or tinker with your distro, if you have questions or problems dont get discouraged just post em here and im sure a lot of people will be willing to help out. Unlike windows where curiosity is mostly rewarded with a session of reformatting and reinstallation, linux encourages you to explore.

As long as you dont mess with things youre not sure off as root ,chances of you being stuck with no other choice but to reinstall is very very slim. Only regret i have after installing linux is that i didnt do it earlier. Its gonna be one hell of a ride.. good luck
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
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Welcome, You are going to love Linux compared to windows, No Viruses and Spyware and all that fun stuff you have to deal with, now you actualy get to use your computer instead of someone else.
 
  


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