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toosleep
Posted on: May 31 2003, 06:54 PM


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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My first experience was with Redhat (5?) back in the late 90's. A friend was a Linux fiend, never owned a windows box in his life. I asked him what the terminal was all about.
He summed it up as "Linux turns your computer into a toy. There is actually stuff to do besides reading your email and surfing the web."
So I ran out and picked up a copy of Mandrake 8 (didnt have net access) and played around with that. Also tried SuSE 6.3 but I c ouldnt even get that to intall on my old HP Vectra 120.
After a while I put together a newer system and ran windows again for the most part. Now Here I am with a win2000/redhat8 dual boot.
Im thinking of trying a new disro of linux.
Either Debian or Slackware. Any suggestions?
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toosleep
Posted on: May 31 2003, 06:17 PM


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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Joined: 31-May 03
Member No.: 912


I know that there are many flavours of LINUX out there. I myself just starting out, am using REDHAT 8. With that I picked up the RedHat8 Bible. SO far it has been the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Another thing that has helped me is picking up an old 386 at a rummage sale with monitor and heyboard for $20. Its setup as an experimental terminal-only system to mess around with if I need to figure something out before trying anything on my main system. Sounds corny, but its saved me alot of fatal mistakes.

Another suggestion would be the linux documenttation project. I know, we all hate the man pages at first, but the HOW-TO's are a great starting point usually full of links to other helpfull sites.

Linux usage to date: 2mo. 17days. 14hours. 7min.

Cheers,
toosleep
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