Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Pacific Northwest United States
Posts: 269

Rep: Reputation: 32
Linux AnsWer - the best Computer Jargon online reference source I've yet to find

I can remember sitting through a firewalls class taught by a chubby Wizard that convinced me to get Linux. However he just talked and talked and talked about all sorts of acronyms and languages and information a NOVICE like me didn't know clue about, so . . .

when we did our lab-lecture at the local community college I did several google searches trying to find the best online reference source and just typed and typed away cutting and pasting definitions one by one through this source:

it is the best. The moral of the story is: if you are a "newbie" and find your computer literacy lacking --- don't be intimidated by the old school dorks who throw out a bunch of esoteric jargon and acronynms just because they have spent years accumulating degrees in computer science or whatever niches & notches they have under their belts that make them feel exalted above

novices who prefer Graphical User Interfaces and a good warm sandy beach surrounded by bronze women in bikinis

rather than some cold, gloomy, grey dampness in January in some cloistered cubicle in places such as Seattle or Helsinki or Anchorage.

How did I make that realization? Well it takes one to know one sometimes.

Last edited by studpenguin; 01-09-2004 at 09:49 AM.
Old 01-08-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: earth
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917
Jee, that's a lot of BS to go with a link about
tech-speak :} ... feeling depressed?

Old 01-08-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Kansas City
Distribution: college linux
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
some more


the one and only jargon dictionary
Helpful links
Old 01-09-2004, 09:52 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Pacific Northwest United States
Posts: 269

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
It was meant to be a joke.

But hey, let's call a spade a spade, there's no better place to tinker with computers in a very linear left-brain environment than places where one seldom feels the warmth of direct sunlight on one's face.

Last edited by studpenguin; 01-30-2004 at 05:53 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
downloading source reference woes... : kevingpo Linux - Newbie 1 06-26-2005 05:40 PM
Linux password jargon ccalvin12 Linux - General 1 05-28-2005 05:10 AM
Wher can I find the reference to C/C++ runtime manual? neo_in_matrix Programming 2 01-24-2005 06:56 AM
How to find Linux source directory? adelaideyip Linux - Newbie 7 08-20-2004 05:58 PM
where is the linux source on my computer? skywalker27182 Linux - General 2 02-06-2004 02:42 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration