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Old 10-17-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Important knowledge of changing OS, from Windows XP to Ubuntu

Gooday, nothing informative from me as of now, although I have only been out of "Windows" for a little less than a day, I suppose the only alternative conversation topic is a simple request for those more experienced users to point out some major/musts about topics to focus on as I'm new to open source ANYTHING, really

To think I was so "under the gun" about spending loads of cash to keep up with the IT group of choice, I have gained some much needed relaxation w/my cup a tea.

Pinpointed request, I guess, "when you first started, and knowing what you can do with it now, would you be obliged to say 'HEY, THIS IS THIS, BUT WATCH OUT FOR THIS', kinda thing. Tiddy'O

Bradley Brooks

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Old 10-17-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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A single link will probably tell you more than 1000 posts on the topic:

Linux is NOT Windows
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Very good kyle... very good.
Old 10-18-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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Good intro to Linux at about dot com.

More detailed: Garrels's Introduction to Linux.
Old 10-19-2010, 02:09 AM   #5
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At the tech level, a few things to get used to are that there are no C:, D: drives, it's effectively all one big dir tree, even if it is spread across separate partitions/drives.
Linux (*nix generally) IS case sensitive ; cmds & filenames.
Forward slash '/' not '\' for dir separators.

If you post your version of Linux (aka distro), you'll get more specific advice.


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