Where can I learn about LINUX?
Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:36 AM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:15 PM
I am now George Constanza - Lord of the idiots
Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:02 PM
Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:52 AM
Both GUI or command line but my self I found learning easier with a GUI
I like http://www.ubuntu.com/ because it is totaly open scorce
Download and make a live cd very cool. (you don't have to install it just run it from your computer cd rom)
the live cd has open office on it makes docs you can use with MS office if you like making rich people richer.
I use a live cd in my laptop when I am at starbucks so I don't share my personal stuff.[Of course no one would steal you credit card numbers in Mexico]
By the way hanging around UBUNTU people is good karma
they don't copywrite stuff patent or lie to you about what you need much less take money from you.
seem to me to be real smart and will share it for free.
You don't need to pay them for Info.
Good Luck and pass it on
Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:25 AM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:46 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:52 AM
All distributions of Linux are based on the open source Linux kernel. The kernel is the basics of the operating system that all the drivers and programs build on. The two main branches of distributions are mainly about the packaging and distribution of the the software. These stem from the Debian and Red Hat distributions. Software distributed as source is applicable to both IF your distribution includes the drivers and libraries the software needs.
There are several GUI's available for Linux (with Windows and Mac you usually only get one without some tricks). The most common are Gnome and KDE. These and the others are in general much more customizable than non-Linux folk are used to. There are GUI programs for most everything you want to do available. The issue is if you get a program that hasn't been extensively tested with your distribution and your hardware or if you start customizing (which you WILL start doing) something may break and you can't load the GUI system. At times like that you need to know at least some basic stuff from the command line or you're screwed. Since your browser won't load you'll have to have another computer to go searching the web for the answers to fix what ails ya. There are many sites with free answers if you keep looking.
The is zero reason to use Windows and Macintosh beyond having absolutely necessary proprietary software* that won't run on Linux or being technologically challenged and afraid to learn it.
* Most all Windows software that won't run in the Wine windows emulator will run in a bootleg virtual Windows install on VBox or VMware, Macintosh is possible but much more difficult to emulate since Apple dictates your hardware as well. But Apple fans are unlikely to go Linux anyway as they'll be lost without someone telling them what they can and should use.
Back in a couple years to check replies. Adios.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:57 AM
Oh my god Ubuntu
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