January 25th, 2002, 07:15 AM
I'm new to Linux and...
Ok, I'm new to linux and need somr basic help. 1st: anyone know where I can d/l some intro to using linux type books? i've found really tech books and security books but i need help in normal usage. 2nd: ok, i want to learn a programing lang. but what does evryone sugest? i'm thinking eather Java or C, mabye python(but i think it's too weak) let me know...
January 25th, 2002, 07:22 AM
well considering you said you are new to linux.. i would take that you are used to Windows..
for one.. i would suggest for you to use RedHat.. its the easiest and less complex linux distro.. and you can find a book for that.. its not that technical..
for a programming language.. it depends on what you want to do.. Java is mostly web based.. while as C is mainly System Based.. I would Suggest C coz once you master C you can then move up to C++
But you really dont have to master C to move to C++... you can go straight to C++ but it would be much more easier for you to learn C++ if you have experience in C...
January 25th, 2002, 07:27 AM
well.. i would totally agree with her.. but then if you dont like RedHat you can always try Mandrake or Slackware...
and if you really are a GUI monkey i would recomend Visual Basic 6.0 for you..
January 25th, 2002, 08:42 AM
I'm using RedHat 7.2 and yea i'm good with windows, but linux.... it'll take some getting use to, but mabye soon....
ok i think i'll learn C coz i keep hearing evryone say alot of dif langs are like C and i think if taht's so it'll be easyest to learn C 1st then mabye some more just got to go buy a few books this weekend oh well i guess i can spend some money on it......
January 25th, 2002, 09:02 AM
i do consider that redhat is fairly easy to use. i presume that u r refering to its shell not the gui, cos the gui is pretty much like win.
January 25th, 2002, 09:02 AM
January 25th, 2002, 09:24 AM
about to chek all thous links BTW: what's evrones fav desktop enviroment, and plz tell why? i like kde and Gnome both but can't pick one i like more then the other........
January 25th, 2002, 09:30 AM
hum seeing how i'm tring to get into linux/out of windows I don't think visual basic/nor VC++ whould be a good choice coz they only work for windows (BTE i've got visual studios 6 for windowslol)
Originally posted by s0nIc
...if you really are a GUI monkey i would recomend Visual Basic 6.0 for you..
January 26th, 2002, 06:25 PM
everyone else seems to disagree with me on this, but in my opinion you should start with c++ before c. i learned c first and later as i went back to learn c++ it was difficult for me to "unlearn" many of the c-style of programming that i was accustomed to.
but then again it all depends what you want to do. c is a subset of c++, but if you're looking for the more elegant language i would go for c++.
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January 27th, 2002, 12:46 PM
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