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Old 11-22-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have no clue how to work Linux


someone installed Linux on my friends computer... she does not know how to use it... I dont know how... but when I looked at it... there was no icon for the cd-rom or floppy drive... I dont see how to install programs... I dont see how to run cd's .. I see no use for this system... and I know that there is.... I am LOST...
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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someone installed Linux on my friends computer...
You should call the police, this might be a capital offence...
 
Old 11-22-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
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is this a statement?
you arent asking a question here.
give us information if you want help (to a _specific problem_)

read this thread about asking a question the best way in order to get results you are looking for.

- what distribution of linux is the computer running? ie SuSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu (it will say when it boots up).
- what is the question(s)?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by nadroj
- what distribution of linux is the computer running? ie SuSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu (it will say when it boots up).
- what is the question(s)?
Agreed. Although you may not yet know it alnav89, there is some difference between Linux versions just like there is a difference between different brands of computers or home theater systems.

You might also describe what you see. Is it a line of text? Is it a screen with a spaces to fill in a username or password?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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And please, don't dual post.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #7
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You should also know that Linux is a different operating system from Windows, just like Mac is. For the most part, you won't be able to run any Windows program on Linux, although there are programs similar to Windows programs that you can use. It seems like that is what you are talking about with your mention of cds.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 01:51 AM   #8
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For the absolute new-to-Linux user, google up a copy of 'Newbies Linux Manual'. It got me started when I decided to make the switch from windows.

Then google up a copy of 'Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition'.

Both are good reads. You will learn quite a lot from them.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 03:06 AM   #9
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http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
  


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