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Old 03-06-2001, 09:33 PM   #1
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I (almost) have a computer and I want to run linux on it for 2 reasons: 1) its free [heh always the best reason right?] and 2) I need to learn Linux / Unix at some point anyway. but.......

I have been tryin to find some newbie docs on the internet (or even some books that I could buy) but I found nothing that gives me info from the ground up. I get just past the intro and it starts into some talk about stuff that I dont know what it is.... and then, if im lucky, the word / phrase that I dont know about might have a link next to it for a definition. but that never helps, because the definition cant define it in simple terms.... instead it uses a bunch more words that I have no clue as to the meaning thereof. and when I go look those up.... well, you get the picture.
What I need is something that will explain Linux to me, and does not assume that I know anything beyond what using a GUI would teach me.
Any links to free internet docs, ridiculously expensive books, or general advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thx in advance.
Old 03-07-2001, 03:28 AM   #2
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The book I used to get going was Running Linux by Matt Walsh et al. It goes through the whole process of setting up a Linux comp, right from the very beginning.

If you want docs on Linux then you prbably want to go to

There are How-to's and online books which are all free.
Old 03-07-2001, 05:57 AM   #3
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Try this site out, it seems to be really easy to understand for new comers. or this one

Happy Reading.


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