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Old 11-22-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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understanding linux

hello i am a newbie in the linux world
and i realy want to lurn linux how it works etc
but i also want to make a good choise
stable operating system etc..
i try before slackware, suse, ubuntu, fedora
but i never try debian before and i am wondering is to hard for a newbie to trying to lurn debian ?

i hope somebody can give me some tips
Old 11-22-2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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Debian, Suse, Fedora etc. all have similarities, so understanding and learning one also means most of your new skills can be applied to allof the other distributions. Debian has the reputation of being stable; however, it also is a little harder (or less user friendly ) than say Suse . It also does not offer the latest packages, like Fedora.

That said they are all based on the same building block - the Linux Kernel. If you understand the Kerenl principles and the boot loader sequence your half way their to understanding all of the distro's.

If you're interest in learning more about Debian their Wiki has lots of information.
Old 11-22-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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A fun (and in my opinion crucial) read to understand Linux/Unix:

In the beginning was the commandline

To learn how to use the GUIs available will not teach you Linux.

Old 11-22-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Linux Commands

I agree with Tinkster. No matter what distro you choose learn some basic linux commands before you jump into GUI.
Old 11-22-2007, 05:31 PM   #5
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Talking understanding linux

I am also a newbie, about 2 months or so & I HAD LOTS OF PROBLEMS & I found it useful to make notes in a small notebook, detailing exactly what you did to fix each problem. This can help you even if you try another distro.
I have tried about 5 Different Distro's, but keep coming back to Kubuntu.

I have a long ,long, way to go to become as skilled as most on here, but it is fun & satisfying to solve the problems. There is help everywhere, if you take the time to listen real good & search.

Good Luck
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Pick a distro and stick with it until you learn your way around.


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