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Old 07-30-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
hugoh80
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New Car Smell


I'm the Newbie with the New car smell.. with the same questions as every other newbie. How? What? Why? Linux? What is this Linux? Well, I'm here to find out.. GET ME STARTED! Here is my back ground.. I can turn my PC on.. and Play games, now it has gotten kinda old..and Now I want to turn the shine on and impress the ladies (hello Ladies) and wield Linux like the others. Thanks for taking the time to read and thanks to all the suggestions....

HUGO>
 
Old 07-30-2005, 12:49 AM   #2
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Hi Hugo !
Before you ask the usual: what is the best distro for me, go to check this site :

http://distrowatch.com/

Download a Live cd (Knoppix is the best) and run it on your computer. Nothing to
install, just don't forget to burn the cd as an ISO image in Nero, otherwise you won't
be able to boot from it. Set your boot sequence to CDrom and let Linux do the rest.

cheers
 
Old 07-30-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: New Car Smell

Hi and welcome to LQ!

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How?
You install it.
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What?
Whatever you chose and fits your needs best.
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Why?
Because Linux is better, more secure and YOU are in control.
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What is Linux?
Linux is basically a Kernel, on which programs are built on top of and that is a called a distrobution.

Please read the links in my signature.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 11:39 PM   #4
hugoh80
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Thanks!

I have read your links, you can be assured that my next postings will comply with the outline in the links. It's nice to have a format to follow when your learning how to get your message accross without wasting everyones time. Thanks again..

And thanks for the distrowatch link .. That is awsome, working on getting a live distro.. Gnoppix.. I read about the ISO.. thanks.. !
 
Old 08-05-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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New Car Smell

Welcome!
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:46 AM   #6
hugoh80
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lol. nice one..
 
Old 08-06-2005, 01:17 AM   #7
Rory in Toronto
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Gnoppix vs. Knoppix

Note that Gnoppix uses the Gnome desktop.

Knoppix http://www.knoppix.com/ (a very well-regarded Live CD) used the KDE desktop. KDE has more eye candy, but it's really a matter of preference. Both have different looks and functionality so take a peek at both. While different, both demonstrate one thing clearly - that choice is important. You can choose your desktop in Linux. Gnome and KDE are the big two but there are many others.

I, too, started with a Live CD. Once I became comfortable, I started loading different distros on a separate hard drive so it didn't get mixed up with my Windows. I assumed it would be a hobby distro but I haven't looked back since and never boot in to my Windows machine anymore. Just don't need to.

I currently use Kubuntu (KDE version of the Ubuntu distro, which is Gnome-based). Ubuntu is based on Debian distro and its apt-get system, which makes it easy to download new packages. Other distros, like Fedora and SuSE (both VERY good) are based on an RPM system. You'll get to know the difference.

Once you install your distro of choice on your hard drive, be sure to set up your 'Sources' list so you can easily get a hold of the package of your choice within seconds. I use Synaptic (graphical front-end to apt-get) and Ubuntu has over 16,000 packages once you activate all the sources, which draw all the packages from online "repositories." Way more efficient than Windows, you'll find. I'm not suggesting you try Ubuntu, by the way. Try what you like and don't listen to people who say, "This distro is better than that one." It's simply a matter of preference.

This may be all greek to you now, but within a few days of installing a distro, you'll be amazed at how core pieces of knowledge like this become second nature.

Enjoy your Linux adventure and welcome to the community!

Rory
 
  


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