Linux and Unix Help!!

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Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by beagle on Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:41 am
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I am totally new to Linux and Unix. I have experience with the "easy" systems (Windows and Mac), but Linux and Unix are totally new to me (Sorry if I sound like a total n00b)
So if anyone has any experience with these systems, please give me some pointers.
Thanks!
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by neurophobic on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:24 pm
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If you get one of the three "easymode" distros of linux (ubuntu[debian?], fedora, suse), then most things will be intuitive or work very similarly to windows/mac.

Getting used to the command line enviroment will take some time and playing around, but every single linux distrobution has massive community support, forums, wikis, and blogs that will provide you with information on almost anything you want to do. When it comes to running linux, the term "google it" is a way of life... you will find answers.

Best suggestion i can give is to just play with the system, get used to the differences, break it.. fix it.. break it.. fix it, etc. Just dive into the deep end..
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by beagle on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:12 pm
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Thank you so much. Very grateful.
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by thedotmaster on Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:25 pm
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by beagle on Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:37 pm
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Wow.
Thank you so much for the link. That's basically all you need to know.
Thanks so much!!!
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by thedotmaster on Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:02 pm
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beagle wrote:That's basically all you need to know.

It's not, unfortunately. There's more complicated stuff, and that doesn't tell you about the other features outside command, but still it is very good.
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by beagle on Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:21 pm
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thedotmaster wrote:It's not, unfortunately

Dang it.
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Re: Linux and Unix Help!!

Post by thedotmaster on Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:52 pm
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beagle wrote:Dang it.

It takes many years to become decent with computers. It will be at least 5 years, perhaps more, before you are a good hacker.
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