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Old 12-09-2005, 02:20 AM   #1
Kaiser Soze
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Slackware: Newbie Looking For Advice on Getting Comfortable

Ladies and Gents,

I poked around as a guest for a couple of months before I ponied up and installed Slackware on my laptop. I was originally going with Ubuntu, but friends insisted that if I wanted to learn to use Slack. I am looking for some advice on things to do in order to become more familiar and comfortable with my laptop. This is my first attempt at Linux and I am patient. Thanks a lot.

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:45 AM   #2
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The most frequent advice you'll hear is "just use it!" and I hold pretty true to that.

If you're looking to get "used" to linux (of any variety), you just have to use it. Installing things via slack-packages (, and by source, both of which are perfectly viable; sharing files with other local computers (both linux and Windows) -- all of these are just a few ways in which to learn linux. When you have a problem, pop back over here to LQ and search a bit -- I'm sure you'll find that someone, somewhere, has had the same or similar problem. And if not, ask away!

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a couple of ref
Old 12-09-2005, 03:10 AM   #4
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A site that I really like and often refer people to is the Slacker's Bible, sponsored by Mad Penguin and maintained by a community of Slackware enthusiasts. Maybe take a look at the Common Tasks, System Administration, or Network Communication sections for a start or think of something that you'd like to do with your machine, then research it and do it!

The door's really wide open for you!

edit: ahhh, you beat me to it nazmin!

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