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Linux?

I was given a copy of http://www.ubuntu.com/ and dont know anything about Linux other than it is supposed to be more stable.

Any one have any knowledge of? Thanks in advance!





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ubuntu isnt a bad place to start learning linux or if your just wanting to see what its like.

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Yes, just stick it out in the ever increasing DRM filled cesspool of Windows. Great advice!

For the OP, Ubuntu mentioned above is quite user friendly, as is Mandriva, SuSE, Red Hat/Fedora, among some others. By user friendly, I mean relatively familiar interface, graphical, and all you really need to do is learn where things are. They don't expose you to the command line, unless you want to go to the command line.

If you like to tinker, and tweak things on a command line, and compile applications from source, while the distributions mentioned above will work just fine for that as well, there are others that are more command line oriented. Slackware, and Gentoo are two of the more popular distributions for this.

Personally I'd recommend starting out in a more user-friendly distribution, such as Ubuntu. You can always venture out into other distributions once you feel more comfortable in Linux.

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If you have never used Linux, you will find that there are a couple of first big steps toward learning it. Try looking here, it is friendly and helpful.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/index.php

I tried learning Linux on my own and had many problems understanding stuff, just many "why questions". Then while in a Linux class Nokia paid for, the instructor said, "Linux treats all the hardware as files in the file system" Epiphany! Everything fell together.

For a distribution I like Knoppix and Knoppix Live. Knoppix Live CD, will allow you to boot from a CD and it won't touch the hard drives on the system unless you mount them. It is a good way to learn to use Linux without taking the plunge of formatting a HD and installing it.
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Thanks for the info yall. I'm still usin 2k pro and won't use XP for it bein a resource hog, and Vista appears to be even worse. All in all, i'm tryin to find an alternative to windows period.





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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 12:03 AM
 
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Mandrake

Mandrake was the Linux distro I used to start getting into Linux. You might want to check it out as well. I soon found that the command line had more power so I switched to Gentoo, and it's currently the one that I use.

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