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Old 09-11-2002, 02:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy new to linux

Hello everyone,

How do I start?

Old 09-11-2002, 03:25 AM   #2
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you start by gettin your hands on a copy of linux, then u have to install linux, then start it up. it will come very easy when you have installed it. pick an easy distro to start with like SuSE
Old 09-11-2002, 05:40 AM   #3
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Linux distributions include Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian, and Slackware.

For someone new to linux, Mandrake or SuSE would be the best. To obtain a distribution (or 'distro'), you can either purchase a boxed copy from a software store, or you can download it for free. However, the downloads are the size of several cds! You'll need to have access to a high-bandwidth connection to download a linux distribution. The files that you may download are '.iso' cd images, which you can then burn to a CD-R.

Boxed copies can be quite expensive, but you do get paper manuals and sometimes limited telephone support. I'm not sure about the availablilty of such things in your country. Do make sure that you get the most recent version of your distribution, since these have the best (easiest) graphical interfaces.

'Linux' is actually only the name of the core of the operating system, but these distributions will give you everything you need - much more is included with a linux distribution than with an operating system like Windows.

The documentation with the distribution should instruct you on how to install your distribution. The most complicated part of this process tends to be repartitioning your hard disk to accomodate linux (which must be in its own partitions).
Old 09-11-2002, 12:12 PM   #4
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Hi, if you have a high-bandwidth connection connection, you can get the distro you want to from
and look for the iso in some mirror.
Old 09-11-2002, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thank you to all who give time to write me an answer.
I will start and consider ezch answer. Hope fully when i will be back I will know much more.

Talk to you soon

Old 09-13-2002, 01:28 AM   #6
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Also once you get rolling on Linux, whatever distro you choose, head over to and check out the tutorial. It may seem overwhelming for a green newb (or total nugget ) but just take it a step at a time.


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Old 09-13-2002, 02:38 AM   #7
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come here often --;
and just read what other people posted..
and ask questions when you get some

it was the best when i first met linux

Old 09-13-2002, 06:37 AM   #8
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Originally posted by aizkorri
Hi, if you have a high-bandwidth connection connection, you can get the distro you want to from
and look for the iso in some mirror.


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