Windows and Linux similarity's

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Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by randyjones717 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:01 am
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Can someone please break things down to simple terms for noob's like me.. I know a little about Linux but have a lot more to learn. I will set it off, please no flames or incorrect information.

Bash is similar to DOS or CMD
Emacs and Vi are like Notepad
Shell scripting is like making a .Bat file
.EXE files in Linux have no extention
ifconfig is like ipconfig


...any more, I know there has to be tons and will will help a lot of people trying to switch from Windows to Linux in basic terms. (If any information is wrong please correct it)
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by RabbitH0le on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 am
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There is going to be a live lecture held this Friday at 8pm as an Intro to Linux. I'm sure you'll be have most of your questions answered there.
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by mischief on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:49 am
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the only real way to get familiar with linux/bsd/whatever is to get it and use it. you can install nearly any linux distro in a vm pretty easily..
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by Goatboy on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:57 pm
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I will (hopefully) be handling the part of the lecture that deals with transitioning from Windows to a Linux distro.
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by Monica on Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:46 pm
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Goatboy wrote:I will (hopefully) be handling the part of the lecture that deals with transitioning from Windows to a Linux distro.


What Goatboy said is true. Don't forget the live lecture is THIS Friday, 10/1 @ 8:00 PM EST! The topic will be on Linux.
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by randyjones717 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:29 am
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Is what I stated correct?

"Bash is similar to DOS or CMD
Emacs and Vi are like Notepad
Shell scripting is like making a .Bat file
.EXE files in Linux have no extention
ifconfig is like ipconfig"

I would like to know if shell scripting is like making a .bat file esp..

Where will this lecture take place? Many reply's talking about it but no information on where it will be only when..
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by Vulpine on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:11 am
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randyjones717 wrote:"Bash is similar to DOS or CMD


Yes and no. DOS is actually an operating system named, shockingly, Disk Operating System, so scratch that one. The command line in modern Windows systems (CMD) is similar to the old command.com in DOS-based installations. Bash, Bourne Again Shell, is one of the Linux command line shells and is far more powerful than the Windows command line.


randyjones717 wrote:Emacs and Vi are like Notepad


Basically.


randyjones717 wrote:Shell scripting is like making a .Bat file


Pretty much, yes. Though bash scripts can be more robust than batch files, and more difficult to write in my opinion.


randyjones717 wrote:.EXE files in Linux have no extention


I want to say that by convention, the answer is yes. You can make just about any file in Linux an executable one, though. You'll get a better answer at the lecture.


randyjones717 wrote:ifconfig is like ipconfig


Yep.


Check out the lecture... You'll learn a lot that will make your Linux experience a little more enjoyable.
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by randyjones717 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:15 pm
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Thanks Vulpine that is what I was looking for just to re-enforce what I was thinking lol Everyone keeps talking about the lecture but have still not posted where it will be. irc.hackthissite.org #lecture? forums? skype? forum chatbox??
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by Vulpine on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:18 pm
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Re: Windows and Linux similarity's

Post by mRmasteRful on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:08 pm
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Yes make sure and get ventrillo else the lecture will be of no use to you. You dont need a mic you just need to listen in. Im sure it will be great for you in learning more about linux.

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