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Old 07-15-2004, 03:24 AM   #1
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The new newbie at linux

Hello Im a complete newbie at Linux. I have just installed Linux Knoppix on my laptop computor.
Now... what to do? I feel very confused and everything is very messy. I cannot understand this terminal thing. Any suggestions what i should do to gain knowledge upon Linux... So far i manage to gain access to internet and get Amsn (how i got that is a mystery for me)
Old 07-15-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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“what to do?” First decide what you want to do with LINUX ? Why are choose Linux Knoppix distribution? After you decides what you want to do with Knoppix distribution, go and search over the net. (don’t forget Google)

Hope that will help !

Old 07-15-2004, 03:52 AM   #3
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You will need to do some playing and some reading. In my signature (below) there is a link to RUTE - this is a huge book (free to download and browse) which covers all things Linux. A good idea may be to find a local Linux User Group who can help you to get started. (Check our Linux User Group forum to see if there are any in your area). In the UK, Linux Format magazine has many tutorials and lots of info and help. If you are not based in the UK, you could probably subscribe or even find a copy locally.
Old 07-15-2004, 05:36 AM   #4
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Rute is good. For understanding the terminal (why the terminal? Knoppix has every conceivable... oh, well) from the beginner's point of view, I personally got a lot out of reading the tutorials at LinuxCommand .
Old 07-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #5
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welcome to LQ

here are some ideas:

update/clean up your apt.conf and sources.list files
apt-get update
apt-get install synaptic

then enjoy the wonders of the debian repository

you can learn more here:

as for terminals - there are thousands of online sources - as suggested try Rute, and here's another one:
Old 07-15-2004, 07:13 PM   #6
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Great Book to read ..

Get a hold of a book called..."Moving to Linux" "kiss the blue screen of death goodbye..." Its by Marcel Gagne...Its a great read for newbies, and easy to follow....


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