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McsePhoneguy 12-24-2006 09:13 AM

New Guy in GA
Hey Guys,
Im new to Linux and basically a paper MCSE W2K3.
i dont have much experience but went to boot camp anyway and somehow made it. I didnt know they would let ignorant rednecks in the class but I think the money helped.

I passed every test the first time.
I did see the red hat guy in the mall in NC back in 2000.
The guys I was working with were Banyan experts and told me all about him.

I purchased RH 7.2 and installed.
It isnt working and I will be reading the threads for help.

I appreciate help from you pro's and others with experience.

I will be a linux pro one day.

Good to be here with you fellers.

XavierP 12-24-2006 09:18 AM

Hi and welcome to LQ :D If you are planning on starting with RH 7.2, I'd advise you to hold off and grab a more up to date distro. Effectively, you are starting with Win3.1 and commands have changed and things have evolved since then.

Could I suggest you try either Fedora or Ubuntu. Both are up to date and current and straightforward enough that you can just jump in a start using it.

Trust me, you'll get much more out of it without crippling yourself on an older version.

Merry Christmas.

cybergal 12-24-2006 02:26 PM

Welcome! :)

shorty943 12-24-2006 05:26 PM

G-day from Australia, welcome and Merry Christmas.

Please do like XavierP suggests, RH7? had that on a 486DX2 back in the dark ages.

Red Hat slit at about release 9? became more of a forked distro, still under the Red Hat name for the big end of town, Fedora Core for the SOHO. Look for Fedora Core, release 5 or 6 is most recent.

Mandrake Linux ceased at release 10, became Mandriva, with new corporate backing, released as 2005, 2006, 2007 versions.

Slackware Linux, I think Noah tinkered with it.

Debian and its clones? are considered the rock solid hacker and crafters installation, may not be bleeding edge, but solid like rock.

Me? I keep getting my thumbs stuck between the keys. leave all the fancy coding etc, to clever young folk, but I will sing praises all day long, in an effort to convince people, Linux is worth the learning it takes.
We all had to learn DOS once, we had to suffer through MS Winslows 1, 2, 3.11, we still fear the script-kiddies? Not with this system, keep on at it.

Best wishes shorty943.

registered Linux user 437639.

McsePhoneguy 12-25-2006 09:30 AM

He thanks for that Shorty.
It would take hours for me to read enough to learn what you told me in just your last post.

A noob like me dont know much about Linux and I can barely spell it.

I have dual HDD and want to install dual boot with xp pro/Linux.

I want to get familiar with the OS's that are used in enterprise environments.

How many flavors are there?

Again, Thanks for the info.

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