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 PostPost subject: Getting to know Linux        Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:46 am 
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I have decided I would also like to know Linux as well as Windows so where do I start?
What should I start with? Any advice would be great.
(Note- I don't plan on converting from Windows)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:12 am 
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I'm kind of curious to see what Unix is about too, but the way I'm going to do it is install OS X on this Power Mac G3 that I've just been given (when I go home from uni at Easter, as I haven't seen the machine yet) and take it from there. The idea of Linux terrifies me a bit, but OS X isn't scary at all and won't bite, like I suspect that Linux probably would. I might look for a book about learning the Unix side of OS X, as you really need something to tell you what all the commands do - you can't work it out just by using it like you can with the GUI.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:37 am 
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Well I'm not really sure what you mean... but a great start would be a user friendly distrubution. I'm sure you have used "Ubuntu" that one is great for beginners. You don't need to touch the command line too much and most tasks are carried out by GUI. Once you understand it you will soon crave more and by that time you would know how to get around Linux.

I started with Ubuntu, wanted more speed from it. Then played around with services, and then switched the Debian where I had more control.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:43 am 
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So would the Ubuntu 6.06 free CD's be a good start?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:47 am 
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Yep. :)


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Does it take a while to load up Ubuntu? Its been sat at a screen saying Ubuntu in orange for about 3 minutes.


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When booting from a CD, yes.


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