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Old 05-11-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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Smile Hungry to learn Linux


Hello people! I am someone with Zero linux experience, but I want to learn. I made a post in the Newb section. Unfortunately, I'm on a steady diet of Windows 7 & 10.

I am trying to take an edX course on Linux, and my post is regarding which distro to install, and how.

Let's see...what else? I like long walks on the beach...LOL, and UFC, dogs, gaming, reading, graphics, fishing.

Thanks

Donkey
 
Old 05-11-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ SpaceDonkey

Looks like you're getting some recommendations in that other thread. Enjoy. I may chime in there too with a recommendation.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to the forum
 
Old 05-12-2016, 02:10 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Best way to learn it is to use it. I prefer cold turkey, myself; I installed Linux and started using it exclusively unless there was a deadline for school that I just could not accomplish yet on Linux due to lack of practise. Some other people prefer a slower introduction; depends on learning styles.

Either way, be prepared to stumble around a little initially, but as long as you are happy to learn, you'll find Linux welcoming and powerful.

Welcome!
 
Old 05-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #6
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Best way to learn it is to use it. I prefer cold turkey, myself; I installed Linux and started using it exclusively ...

Either way, be prepared to stumble around a little initially, but as long as you are happy to learn, you'll find Linux welcoming and powerful.

Welcome!
+1

Anything takes time to learn. Had you never used windowz () and we set you up with the top 5 distros (according to all the top reviews) you'd be fine.

For proprietary needs like school—VMs... if I must.

I'd suggest DuckDuckGo(ing:)
  • Linux LTS vrs. testing and experimental
  • Linux DE WM
  • and just in general... have fun!

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Old 05-12-2016, 09:25 PM   #7
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I am running Linux Mint, and that's the way I learned by just using it, and the more you use it the more you will learn. However I am still stuck on one problem though, it seems that Linux Mint does not like HP Printers. When I was running Ubuntu 14.04 my HP laserjet worked fine, but my Dell C1765nfw would not.

Now that I have Mint, I have just the opposite problem, and since my Dell is out of commission until I get the parts to get it fixed, I have no printer at all.

I have tried and used the HP software in the Linux software manager program, but that does not solve the problem, so I guess the developers are working on it last I heard, but to date there is no solution, and mint was supposed to be loaded and ready to go, I love Linux OS, (Much better that Microsoft) I realize that these OS systems are beta, but I have not had that much luck with it, so I hope soon developers will have an eye one the problem, and will have it fixed shortly thereafter.

Question...Has anyone heard of a fix for this problem yet?

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Old 05-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #8
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Hi ya,

I am using Manjaro on my system also pretty new to Linux and I have found it easy to pick up even the terminal commands seem to be easier than others, I follow spatry on youtube and learned tons from him.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 10:56 AM   #9
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I am using Manjaro on my system also pretty new to Linux and I have found it easy to pick up even the terminal commands seem to be easier than others, I follow spatry on youtube and learned tons from him.
Welcome
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:18 PM   #10
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I can't find a printer that will work on Linux, and as a matter of fact I read that HP has given up on Linux and that may be true because I can't for the life of me get my HP Laserjet 1018 to work on Linux Mint no matter what I try. HPLIP is useless, when I try to update cups the Terminal tells me I have the latest cups software available. So what does anyone do? Subscribe to some printing company that charges a small fortune to print documents? What about security if you were to use a company like that, or to use Cloud software can everyone can see it?
Sorry but I don't trust that kind of software, so I have to find a printer that will work with Linux, and right now I am in the process of returning a printer because even though they said before I bought it that it is compatible with Linux it isn't, so I have to return it, because the software or disc that came with the printer, will not load.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:37 PM   #11
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Joeinslw; "Linux Mint": LTS, DE\WM, non-free-firmware?

We have a HP Envy 7640 my roommate just got trough some deal at bestbuy, found it no problem in Jessie\Genome and Sid\* with the non-free bits included in Apt.

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Old 05-26-2016, 12:37 PM   #12
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I can't find a printer that will work on Linux, and as a matter of fact I read that HP has given up on Linux and that may be true because I can't for the life of me get my HP Laserjet 1018 to work on Linux Mint no matter what I try. HPLIP is useless, when I try to update cups the Terminal tells me I have the latest cups software available. So what does anyone do? Subscribe to some printing company that charges a small fortune to print documents? What about security if you were to use a company like that, or to use Cloud software can everyone can see it?
Sorry but I don't trust that kind of software, so I have to find a printer that will work with Linux, and right now I am in the process of returning a printer because even though they said before I bought it that it is compatible with Linux it isn't, so I have to return it, because the software or disc that came with the printer, will not load.
Hi...

Please note that this particular forum is for introductions only. If you would like help in setting up your printer, please re-post this information in the "Newbie" or another appropriate forum. Thanks!

Regards...
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:38 PM   #13
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Tho I guess this is the wrong place to ask.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:42 PM   #14
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I can't find a printer that will work on Linux, and as a matter of fact I read that HP has given up on Linux and that may be true because I can't for the life of me get my HP Laserjet 1018 to work on Linux Mint no matter what I try. HPLIP is useless, when I try to update cups the Terminal tells me I have the latest cups software available. So what does anyone do? Subscribe to some printing company that charges a small fortune to print documents? What about security if you were to use a company like that, or to use Cloud software can everyone can see it?
Sorry but I don't trust that kind of software, so I have to find a printer that will work with Linux, and right now I am in the process of returning a printer because even though they said before I bought it that it is compatible with Linux it isn't, so I have to return it, because the software or disc that came with the printer, will not load.
We have an HP LaserJet 4L which works in conjunction with Ubuntu as well as Mint. Of course it is very old.

Secondly, you may wish to post a new thread in a different forum such as LQ Newbie or LQ Software. The Member Intro forum is limited in exposure, unsure if it will show up under the zero posts list, nor whether or not it gets sorted under the New Posts. Meanwhile not all members visit this forum, it really is for Hello and Welcome messages and some who are solely interested in providing direct assistance will therefore view other forums I've mentioned as opposed to looking her for technical questions. Further, this thread was started by another user, the topic title has nothing to do with printers. So, while you may get some suggestions, they largely may only come from those who happened to have already viewed it and responded with their greetings, because they receive updates to the thread.
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Tho I guess this is the wrong place to ask.
Yep!
 
Old 05-26-2016, 01:07 PM   #15
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Sorry to offend your little private blog area, but I clicked on a Linux link that brought me here, so I guess your barking up the wrong tree, so it was someone else's fault if there is one, and yes thank you for making me feel so welcome.
Besides to the person that said the HP Envy 7640 will work on Linux Mint, well that's wrong as well, this printer is compatible to windows 10 not Linux Mint.

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