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Old 03-24-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
Nuwan Arambage
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Where to Start...


Hi all,

I'm new to Linux environment but I would fond of the way Linux philosophy works.I'm eager to learn how things happening behind the Linux sense.I mean I would like to learn internal of Linux operating system.

But yet I don't have any idea where to start the journey.I downloaded the Linux guide and went through it.

I'm glad if someone give me the proper guide to make the Linux journey beginning.

Thanks & Regards,

Nuwan Arambage
 
Old 03-24-2011, 02:59 AM   #2
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It would be helpful if you said what your background was and what do you plan to persue in Linux.

These two could get you started.

http://tldp.org/

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

---------- Post added 24th Mar 2011 at 12:29 ----------

It would be helpful if you said what your background was and what do you plan to persue in Linux.

These two could get you started.

http://tldp.org/

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

---------- Post added 24th Mar 2011 at 12:30 ----------

Again a double post. ....
 
Old 03-24-2011, 03:15 AM   #3
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Time to throw some money about:
1. http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Kernel-I.../dp/0201331438
2. http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Kernel-D.../dp/0672325128

I wish I could find some time to read those interesting books!

Now since you are talking about the "Linux internals", read this post too: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4294845

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Old 03-24-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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I see your profile says you are using Fedora 11 so I would suggest you go to the Fedora website and read all the documentation that they have available.

Just as an aside did you know Fedora's latest version is Fedora 14?
 
Old 03-28-2011, 01:49 AM   #5
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Actually, I wouldn't try to repeat myself again.I have been using fedora 11 for small period of time because I feel it might be hard at the beginner stage.Now I'm planing to move to Ubuntu .Most of the references show that it is good for beginners.

Now I need help form you guys.I'm going to install Ubuntu on my machine.Let say I don't have any experience on Linux(But I have a little bit )Then what do I do next?.yeah It should be like getting hands dirty with Linux.Here I'm expecting a kind of a proven way to getting hands dirty without any frustration.

Hope you could understand the situation I'm trying to explain.
Thanks in advance,

Nuwan Arambage

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:15 AM   #6
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everybody has a goal for using computer.
whats your goal???
linux is just an operating system that could help us to do our works.
you have to search for softwares that you like and learn how to install them on linux.
by doing this and installing and using your favorite softwares you would learn linux so good.
you needn`t read book about operating systems.

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:24 AM   #7
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I forgot to tell you that if you new to linux, it`s easier to install an KDE not gnome, because it`s easier.
KDE linux : opensuse, Mandriva, Mint, Kubuntu,...
gnome linux : ubuntu, fedora, debian,...
I suggest you to install kubuntu because its a way like ubuntu and its really good.
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:36 AM   #8
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Hmmm, odd, I think it's easier for someone new to linux to use Gnome, I'm using Mandriva version. The problem I have using KDE is it can install too many apps by default, which makes things confusing at times. That may be why Ubuntu install Gnome by default and claims to be the Linux OS for newbies!
 
Old 03-28-2011, 04:33 AM   #9
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I'd be sticking with Gnome if that is what you have already used.

Before you do anything else I would recommend that you back up any files and settings you do NOT want to lose.
 
Old 03-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #10
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Extending on prev posts, what do you want to do? There is an (almost) infinite num of things you could do on a computer, that's their point...
 
Old 03-28-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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Ubuntu will walk you through the installation in easy steps.

In fact, most distros walk you through the installation (the notable exception among major distros is Slackware, which will not offer to partition your disk automatically--it expects you to do it yourself).

If you have little experience with installing a distro, and especially if you have never partitioned and formatted a hard drive, that's the most important part to bone up on, so you will understand what is going on, even if you accept the partitioning scheme that the installation program recommends.

Try searching for "how to install [distro name here]"

I've done a series of posts on installing various distros at a blog where I post from time to time. If you would like some links, email or pm me.

I don't mind linking to it when it applies precisely to a question here at LQ, but, in this case, the question isn't specific enough for me to feel comfortable in linking it up.
 
Old 03-28-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nypd365 View Post
I forgot to tell you that if you new to linux, it`s easier to install an KDE not gnome, because it`s easier.
KDE linux : opensuse, Mandriva, Mint, Kubuntu,...
gnome linux : ubuntu, fedora, debian,...
I suggest you to install kubuntu because its a way like ubuntu and its really good.
And you also forgot to tell that is your own personal comment and not endorsed by the community as a whole.
Personally, I would recommend Gnome rather than KDE. With default KDE, it installs so many apps that a new comer may get confused. I have used Gnome (Ubuntu) for long and find it easier to KDE. Fedora and Ubuntu look quite similar but do things differently under the hood. Fedora is RH based it does everything RH way while Ubuntu does it the Debian way. But if you are going to be using GUI for most part of your learning, that should not bug you down. Just go for it. Installing is in 7 or 8 easy steps and installation procedure helps you with explaining itself. Start off with knowing how to do basic things and then you can dig more as you go further. Have fun with Ubuntu.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 12:10 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nypd365 View Post
I forgot to tell you that if you new to linux, it`s easier to install an KDE not gnome, because it`s easier.
KDE linux : opensuse, Mandriva, Mint, Kubuntu,...
gnome linux : ubuntu, fedora, debian,...
I suggest you to install kubuntu because its a way like ubuntu and its really good.
There is a slight flaw in this and that is Debian has 4 DEs (Desktop Environments) which are Gnome, KDE, XFCE, and LXDE. Categorically stating that Debian is Gnome is incorrect AND misleading.

Here is the link to the DebianLive i386 page for Squeeze.

Here is the link to the Debian Live amd64 page for Squeeze.

You may pick one that suits you
 
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:21 AM   #14
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Quote:
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that is Debian has 4 DEs (Desktop Environments) which are Gnome, KDE, XFCE, and LXDE. Categorically stating that Debian is Gnome is incorrect AND misleading.
He is talking about the "default" DE. The Debian perhaps has Gnome by default.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #15
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He is talking about the "default" DE. The Debian perhaps has Gnome by default.
It doesn't matter what he is talking about, the links provided show he is incorrect. Debian is, afterall, called "The Universal Operating System". I know you wont agree with me, and that is OK, I'm just trying to point out that Debian does actually (and officially) come out with Gnome, KDE, XFCE, and LXDE as a default install if you know where to look.
 
  


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