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Getting Started With Linux

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in most all OSes the "F1" key is for help, and ubuntu is one of those "most all OSes".

and has a note you have to be on the desktop.

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Have to be on the desktop? As in not in the command prompt like thing, terminal that shows up in the start up? I am wondering how to get to there.

I"ll say later if it works.

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Here are quite a few links I have accumulated of Linux Distributions and flavors I like and have used for extended periods of time:

// Debian

http://www.debian.org/

Securing Debian Manual

Logging The Right Way

Apt- HowTo

Aptitude's User Manual

Debian-Administration.org

DebianHelp.co.uk

Kernel compile and install on Debian systems

Debian Sarge

Installation

Installing Debian Sarge

Stable Internet Server

Compiling in Debian

Multimedia Packages Source

Debian Etch

Installation

Etch- A minimal setup with X

Upgrade: Sarge --> Etch

Multimedia Packages Source

Full Multimedia Support

Debian Networking:

Debian MadWifi Tut (Ubunutu too)

Sarge ndiswrapper install - no compile

Wireless networking - ndiswrapper module

Ubuntu (Xubuntu/Ubuntu/Kubuntu):

http://www.ubuntu.com/

http://www.xubuntu.org/

http://www.kubuntu.org/

I found this Interesting: http://www.edubuntu.org/

// Damn Small Linux (DSL)

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Damn Small Linux Board

DSL Wiki

Download Here

Install

DSL on Hard Drive

Apt on DSL

Networking

DSL Verified Wireless Cards

// Slackware

http://www.slackware.com/

Get Slack

Install

Install Help

Configuration Help

A user's Directions (slightly outdate, but works well enough)

// BackTrack

http://www.remote-exploit.org/index.php/BackTrack

Install

Requirements

Install to Hard Drive

Remaster BackTrack for your needs (thanks irongeek)

Irongeek's tut- adding modules to BackTrack

http://www.slax.org/ (get modules here)

// Gentoo

http://www.gentoo.org/

http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/philosophy.xml

Install:

Gentoo Installation Docs

x86 Quick Install Guide

Easy Linux Guide - Gentoo

Gentoo Configurations:

Network Config

X Server Config

// Other Distros I am not as acquainted with: (but I plan to try out)

http://amigolinux.org/

http://www.sourcemage.org/

http://www.zenwalk.org/

// Additional Links

http://www.linuxquestions.org/

Debian User Forums

Debian Backports

Linux Wireless LAN Support *LIST*

Ndiswrapper General Install

From beginning to end: ProFTPD

List of Linux Distributions

Comparison of Linux Distributions

Comparison of Linux Live Distros

// Window Managers

Window Managers for X

Personal Favorites:

Openbox WM

Fluxbox WM

Blackbox WM

IceWM

* I hope everyone finds this post helpful *

Alk3

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Could some one here post the names of them in most novist freindly to most uber 1337?

Some of the ones I'm seriously considering are:

Ubuntu

Debian

Gentoo

Redhat (though it may be too tough)

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Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.

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Could some one here post the names of them in most novist freindly to most uber 1337?

Some of the ones I'm seriously considering are:

Ubuntu

Debian

Gentoo

Redhat (though it may be too tough)

Check out Ubuntu, Debian Sarge, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux. Those are all great for beginners.

Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.

Your wrong.

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lol, thank you, I'm trying to install ubuntu but am having difficulties... >.<

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lol, thank you, I'm trying to install ubuntu but am having difficulties... >.<

If you have any problems go to the Ubuntu forums. Search the whole forum and you should find something. If not they are very helpful if you ask a question.

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Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.

Your wrong.

Unless you have a guide by your side, a beginnier will have plenty of trouble installing those.

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Guys. Try not to drag a pinned thread further offtopic. Thank you.

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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.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/ <--- The LFS book.

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

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

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/down..._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.

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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.

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

"This is our world now. The world of the electron and the switch; the beauty of the baud. We exist without nationality, skin color, or religious bias. You wage wars, murder, cheat, lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto." Huh? Right? Manifesto? "You may stop me, but you can't stop us all."

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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.

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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.
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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.

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

"This is our world now. The world of the electron and the switch; the beauty of the baud. We exist without nationality, skin color, or religious bias. You wage wars, murder, cheat, lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto." Huh? Right? Manifesto? "You may stop me, but you can't stop us all."

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

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

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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 :)

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