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Old 06-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
jdx
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Hello everyone, my name is Jared, im not sure what to say so I thought I would explain what brought me to this site.

I am currently a senior in EE at Iowa State University with one semister left, as an out of school project I decided to build my own computer, partially because I needed an upgrade and partially because being a EE it seems like something I should know how to do (but must not be inportant enough to cover in our classes). I got this computer up and running about a week ago and am currently running windows 7 ultimate along with Kubuntu 11.04.

I was first introduced to linux about a year ago for my senior design project, were it seems they assume you know how to work your way around (this was an older red hat version). Though i started to get slightly familiar with the OS, I am far from comfortable to have it as the soul OS on this machine. I did, however enjoy how easy it was to program in the open sorce environment and wanted to give it a try.

Now I am trying to learn more about kubuntu and possibly start up my own projects but am not sure where to start and this seems like a good place to talk to others who have the same interest.

All said, happy to be here
 
Old 06-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Here are some links you might find useful.

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.

Linux is not harder that Windows. If anything, once you know it, it's easier. But it is different; expect it to be different.
 
  


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