Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 3 votes

Getting Started With Linux


  • Please log in to reply
71 replies to this topic

#61 arewhyainn

arewhyainn

    Cryin' Ryan

  • Banned
  • 401 posts
  • Location:Pasadena, TX

Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:04 AM

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

#62 Divo

Divo

    SUP3R 31337

  • Members
  • 197 posts

Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:23 AM

Even if you don't intend on building a Linux From Scratch system, the documentation surrounding it (particularly the articles linked to in the prerequisites) is very informative. Its not hard to understand, and can really help the newbies. (I'd know :) )

http://www.linuxfrom...fs/view/stable/ <--- The LFS book.

http://www.tldp.org/...ding-HOWTO.html <--- How to extract and compile software.

http://www.linuxhq.c.../LUG/guide.html <--- The Linux users Guide.


http://www.linuxfrom..._prereading.txt
This is the million dollar link. Not only is the main text very informative, but it has a ton of links ( Look at the bottom of the document to find them ), covering everything from the history of Linux to how to ask questions and not get flamed. This one is defiantly worth a look, no matter how familiar you are with the OS.

None of the above links will pick a distro for you.

#63 tao_of_pi

tao_of_pi

    SUP3R 31337 P1MP

  • Members
  • 290 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the vast 605

Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:55 PM

Within the next couple of weeks I'm switching my Desktop over to Fedora Core 6. Anyways I'm trying to make a list of programs to install (based on what I usually use my comp for), but I need your help completing the list.

Browser ~ Opera
soulseek ~ Museek
torrent ~ Deluge
Media Player ~ VLC
.CBR's ~ CBView
newsreader ~ ??? (something similar to GrabIt)
.PDF & .DJVU ~ ???

I also need something for my ipod, it needs to be able to transfer music, movies, and photos.

#64 riscphree

riscphree

    Dangerous free thinker

  • Members
  • 1,936 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:15 PM

I'm trying to make a list of programs to install


Check out the kdeapps, gnomeapps, and freshmeat websites. Also check out the Windows and Linux program comparison chart located here: http://www.linuxrsp..../table-eng.html

#65 emancipated_squirell

emancipated_squirell

    DDP Fan club member

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:30 PM

im new to linux [tried several distros] very helpfull... thanks

Spoiler


#66 epoise

epoise

    DDP Fan club member

  • Members
  • 50 posts

Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:49 AM

You could also boot something like SabayonLinux (http://www.sabayonlinux.org), that has a lot of different packages, as well as some m$ OS applications via "wine", for an idea of the different applications that are available.

#67 Braille

Braille

    H4x0r

  • Members
  • 31 posts

Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

Heres a link to shell scripting guide, it also covers alot more about Linux but good startnig place to learn commands..

http://www.freeos.com/guides/lsst/

#68 reine

reine

    Will I break 10 posts?

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:18 AM

if you are really a n00b to linux, try mandrake, it will do pretty much all the install stuff for you...only problem is they don't usually include the source so making modules and stuff can be a little time consuming at first.



#69 reine

reine

    Will I break 10 posts?

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:26 AM

if you are really a n00b to linux, try mandrake, it will do pretty much all the install stuff for you...only problem is they don't usually include the source so making modules and stuff can be a little time consuming at first.

mandrake is now mandriva, i left it about v.8.2, it was more and more shity. try Ubuntu, or the last Debian(v.4.0) whitch is quite as easy to install than Ubuntu.have fun! Reine.

#70 reine

reine

    Will I break 10 posts?

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:46 AM

im new to linux [tried several distros] very helpfull... thanks

Spoiler

Ain't stopping us now, w're on the move!! (known tune, but can't remember which group sang it!) clue somebody? Reine. ;)

#71 megabraker

megabraker

    I broke 10 posts and all I got was this lousy title!

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • Country:
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:/root

Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:29 AM

for learning nixing you need to have a good distro , maybe ubuntu ? :huh:

#72 Conch

Conch

    the 0ne

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Country:
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England.

Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

This is some really juicy information.

Linux Mint is currently at the top for downloads on Distrowatch. Everything just works out of the box, even my tablet which I use to draw, (I had to manually install it in Debian)

Ubuntu is good also, but the Ubuntu team expects you to stay with them and never change, reason being if you buy anything from the software centre, you have to sign into their "Market" and buy it through them. So if you have the same App/Game and change distributions, it won't work, You still need the log in, to install it... From Ubuntu...

Debian is another easy distro, people claim it's a bit more difficult than Ubuntu or Mint, I've used it for quite a long period and the only difference I notice, is that you need to add yourself to the sudoers files after installation, For some reason, the user account isn't added for root access. There are also a lot of libraries/dependencies missing.

Other distributions are Pinguy OS (Never used it, heard it's good), Zorin OS (If you have a hard time looking at a Linux interface instead of Windows - choose this), Crunchbang ((Uses OpenBox, VERY fast OS, but I found it limited on what you could do with it (For a beginner anyway))

Hope this helps :)




BinRev is hosted by the great people at Lunarpages!