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Old 05-29-2002, 12:31 AM   #1
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need more info....

I am a newbie to this linux thing..
I just install red hat on my system... and well, its difficult tu use.

there is no ms dos... i can't access my windows file and ms office files.. is there a program for me to access window files.

does anyone have a list of sites tht i could read to improve my knowledge of this linux. Please help me.. im left in teh dark and i can't see anything.

Old 05-29-2002, 12:47 AM   #2
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if your dual booting, you can mount your windows drives and read from them within linux. search this site as its asked and answered all the time. also we are working on a glossary for linux and related topics. And of course you can always read the man pages within your distro, man man for info on the man pages, and you can check out the man pages here at LQ at
check out for lots of howto's and documentation as well.
if your networked with windows you can use samba to share files from linux to windows that way.
if you want to view your office files from within Linux as well, you can use StarOffice, OpenOffice and some others to view doc files and others.

Any other questions, just ask, everyone here is here to help out. And welcome to the Linux world.
Old 05-29-2002, 08:24 AM   #3
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When I first "came over" to linux, I ran through a tutorial on and it gave me a pretty good understanding of a few things. Plus it gave me basic command knowledge (cd,ls,rm/rmdir, etc). It was free, and took me only 2 nights at about 3 hours a night to finish. It's all online, and is very good. You should check it out.
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At a minimum, have a browse through the Getting Started Guide - you'll find a lot of useful information, including howto access your Windows file.

Hope this helps.


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