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Old 03-24-2016, 01:42 PM   #1
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Cool New to Linux


Hi, I am completely new to Linux so if you guys don't mine I will be searching your previous posted to find out all of the how to's that I can before asking some questions, or trying to contribute.
 
Old 03-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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keep in mind that cent is a good os BUT a rather crappy choice for a home general purpose computer

i run ScientificLinux everyday for the software that NEEDS it
but my everyday OS is OpenSUSE


i have KILLED / FUBAR'ed / F'ed up too many cent installs trying to get multimedia to work
setting up video and music support is a pain

it is best for the Office or Lab or on a server
and crappy on a home install
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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Cool Centos7

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keep in mind that cent is a good os BUT a rather crappy choice for a home general purpose computer

i run ScientificLinux everyday for the software that NEEDS it
but my everyday OS is OpenSUSE


i have KILLED / FUBAR'ed / F'ed up too many cent installs trying to get multimedia to work
setting up video and music support is a pain

it is best for the Office or Lab or on a server
and crappy on a home install
You are certainly correct in that but our instructor recommended it of Ubuntu, so far it has been very difficult get everyday software up and running,i.e. (play mpeg/ been seen on the home network/ install chrome)...man!
 
Old 03-24-2016, 02:01 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to the forum
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:21 PM   #5
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You are certainly correct in that but our instructor recommended it of Ubuntu, so far it has been very difficult get everyday software up and running,i.e. (play mpeg/ been seen on the home network/ install chrome)...man!
key word --->recommended<----
the instructor did not make it a "need to get " " or no A's in my class buddy


keyword --->instructor<----
looks forward to homework questions from you soon then lol

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Old 03-24-2016, 02:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
keep in mind that cent is a good os BUT a rather crappy choice for a home general purpose computer

i run ScientificLinux everyday for the software that NEEDS it
but my everyday OS is OpenSUSE


i have KILLED / FUBAR'ed / F'ed up too many cent installs trying to get multimedia to work
setting up video and music support is a pain

it is best for the Office or Lab or on a server
and crappy on a home install
Tumbleweed?? or what -- just checking it out, haven't played with OpenSUSE in two years maybe?
 
Old 03-24-2016, 02:29 PM   #7
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key word --->recommended<----
the instructor did not make it a "need to get " " or no A's in my class buddy


keyword --->instructor<----
looks forward to homework questions from you soon then lol
Sorry about the grammer in the initial post. The instructor recommended CentOS7 over Ubuntu to those students new to Linux, why?. I think because he uses it in his network environment. I'm already installing openSUSE and posting this from my cellphone while it installs.
 
Old 03-24-2016, 02:30 PM   #8
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currently i am running 13.2

i will upgrade to 42 soon

got'a love the name changes


i was a big Fedora ( 4 to 18 ) user but decided to get off the fedora roller coaster and moved to OpenSUSE 11 a few years ago


suse is a odd ball in the rpm camp

we do some things VERY differently than rhel/cent/sl
most of the time you can NOT use a redhat guide for suse ( except for the basics)

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Old 03-24-2016, 02:32 PM   #9
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I can see now you guys are going to be informative.
 
Old 03-24-2016, 02:43 PM   #10
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Sorry about the grammer in the initial post. The instructor recommended CentOS7 over Ubuntu to those students new to Linux, why?. I think because he uses it in his network environment. I'm already installing openSUSE and posting this from my cellphone while it installs.
I see you're already showing advanced skills so what are you doing in Nubiee's
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:48 PM   #11
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What advanced skills, I'm trying to obtain my Network + Certification. It's time to learn Linux.

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Old 03-24-2016, 07:14 PM   #12
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What advanced skills, I'm trying to obtain my Network + Certification. It's time to learn Linux.
Then it's time to learn Slackware

Only half serious - it depends on how much you'll need to lean on your instructor.
 
Old 03-24-2016, 08:16 PM   #13
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Then it's time to learn Slackware

Only half serious - it depends on how much you'll need to lean on your instructor.
ya know I like Slack but he I think really just needs to learn APacheeheheheeee which can go on Linux anything, Windows, and whatever else but most important is TCP - IP and whatever his instructors tells him to learn but I bet it can be installed and done on Slackware btw so best of both worlds ???

I've watched this dude explain and he breaks it down rather well, here is one of his vids and it has to do with getting certified. His Vids maybe help a little more too.

The Network Doctors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs39FWDhzDs

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:49 PM   #14
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Why not give Slackware a try? IMO it's the distro of iron:-

Once you learn how to run Slackware you'll never be intimidated by another os.
It's an exceptional teacher.

-::-The truth is you can try as many Linux distributions as you like.-::-

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slackware
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensuse

If your totally new to Linux I recommend Linux Mint 17.3 Mate.
https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=26

Good luck to you:-g2cypress-
 
  


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