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Old 12-28-2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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Trying to learn this linux thang

Hello every one
Iím new to Linux and I have some ? Maybe some one can answer
I donít understand the acronyms and what some of the lingo Is there a web sight that help a newbe to get up to speed?
Old 12-28-2002, 02:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linux.

Here are a few sites you can try:

Giving credit where it is due, I stole those from MasterC!

After you've digested those and are ready to drink from the firehose, go to Google ( and search for Linux Beginner. When I did that, there were 244,000 hits. Start at the top and look for one that talks at your level.

Good luck
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Old 12-29-2002, 01:41 PM   #4
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Lingo questions and also stuff like "what command do I need to do x" is often a good candidadate for asking on IRC. Get an IRC client (xchat will do), connect to then /join #linuxhelp.

Ask the question, be polite and wait a while. If somebody knows the answer, they'll reply, if nobody replies, ask again some other time (or ask on the forums). Lingo is normally easy to answer, you can ask infobot in that room by typing "~whatever", for instance "~redhat" will tell you about redhat.

I'm TD in that channel btw. Have fun!
Old 12-29-2002, 09:47 PM   #5
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you does anyone have aim that could help me out my aim name is JimDoe100....i am completely new to linux i just installed it on my desktop and im stuck at the user login ...nothing happens i don't know what commands to put in or not sure what i did or if there is any thing that needs to be done'....ill be online for a few hours so please im me if you are any good at linux thanks


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