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LinuxMarshall -> Beginners Guides : Linux Part 1 : Getting Familiar ! (2/14/2005 6:39:55 PM)

Getting started with Linux can seem complex, but PCstats walks you through the first steps. Installation not required. - Version 1.0.0

Since its creation in 1991 by Linus Torvalds to the present day, Linux has been half operating system and half symbol. This publicly licensed operating system has a sort of mystical aura about it that's about as cool as you can get in the computer world. Conquering Linux has been the right of passage for a generation of computer enthusiasts.

Under the skin of this icon lies a mere operating system, but it's an operating system with a single staggering advantage. It's free. Not free as in "gee I hope nobody from Microsoft pokes around inside my computer" but 'free' as in the entire core of the operating system must be public domain.

In this first part of PCstats two-part guide to basic Linux use and installation, we aim to familiarize you with using Linux for everyday computing purposes by means of the most popular Linux desktop environment, KDE.

Since we realize that many users will not be willing to take the plunge and install Linux onto their systems to test it, we will use a 'live CD' Linux distribution, which can run entirely off a single CD. This will allow you to get used to the feel and function of the KDE desktop environment, as well as learn some basic Linux commands, while avoiding a permanent install. All you have to do is boot from the CD. Your existing Windows files are left completely intact.


Source : PCStats


semo -> RE: Beginners Guides : Linux Part 1 : Getting Familiar ! (2/16/2005 4:34:32 PM)

good general info article but its not that much use for me since i can't run linux on my machine [:(]

one distro does not like my video card another my monitor.

suse 9 worked but then i needed drivers and junk... the help file in one had an instruction that read something like that:
now recompile your kernel!
i don't even know how to compile a 'hellow world' program in linux [:@]

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