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Old 09-19-2007
Just started linux any advice??

well i just got into this and really dont know anything so if anyone has any reccomendations like books/sites/forums/or just general advice or if anyone wants to help me get started i would really appreciate it thank you very much
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Old 09-19-2007
Originally Posted by Necrons
or just general advice
To quote Douglas Adams:

Don't Panic!

Decide what you want to achieve, set yourself a few projects, goals etc. Have fun.
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Old 09-19-2007
well im not panicing haha but thank you for the advice but are there any like simple projects you suggest i start with or anything??
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Old 09-19-2007
Originally Posted by Necrons
are there any like simple projects you suggest i start with or anything??
Getting the thing installed on a machine, with a user account and a connection to the internet or on a LAN is usually a good start. From there it depends what you want to do with it.
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Old 09-19-2007
well i plan on getting all tht set up sometime soon but fer right now i just rly wanan learn the basics cause i have never messed with linux and its always looked interesting wht did you do when you first started??
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Old 09-19-2007
Originally Posted by Necrons
wht did you do when you first started??
My first introduction to UNIX was with SunOS on a 68020 writing C programs. Next it was porting an OS/2 application to AIX. My first linux was Slackware with a 1.2.13 kernel and getting it to run on an 386sx box with 4meg of memory and an ethernet connection.

So development, admin, installation, networking, etc. My first personal programming project for UNIX was a text editor, which I still use in all environments.
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Old 09-19-2007
haha some of tht i understand and some of it i dont. but for the most part i really want to get into programming or networking
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