September 12th, 2002, 12:00 PM
.:For those linux newbies:.
Since more often than not I see alot of newbie linux questions all over the board, I have decided to put this little resource list together for those who want to want to learn about linux, have basic questions about linux, or just need a reference. I must say that linux has a wealth of web based support out there, you just need to know where to look and this post will point you in the right direction I am not sure if this classifies as a tutorial or not so I posted it here, since this is where most of the question pop up.
First off, most installation questions can be answered at the vendors homepage, along with 99% of compatibilty issues. Here are the some o fthe major distros home pages:
Almost all of these distros have a large user base and supportive mailing lists.
If you are running a distro other than the above, check here for more information.
Now we can move on to to other common topics:
Apache : the populaur free webserver can be found here
This is such a well documented project
Here are some of the most useful links:
-- this site is a great starting place, message boards and all. You will most likely find your answer here.
--this is a nice little newbie administrators guide
--the linux newbies manual, if you are in the diapers stage of *nix systems this is for you.
--will guide you from pre-thoughts of linux to actually running and maintaining your box. So well written it worked for my mom.
--home of the linux documentation project! This has tons of HOW-TOs, FAQs, and guides.
And we cannot forget our good friend Mr. Google
Hope this will free up some forum space and aid those interested in the vast world of linux.
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September 12th, 2002, 12:04 PM
September 12th, 2002, 12:05 PM
Thanks digitalgadfly...as a true linux newbie I really appreciate these resources.
September 12th, 2002, 12:06 PM
don't forget our good friend Google has a linux specific search engine;
September 12th, 2002, 12:51 PM
Good resources! IŽll be sure to check them out!
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September 12th, 2002, 01:23 PM
Thanks!! I've taken a few notes down and will look into it later. I want to blow away an image of Win2K on a laptop and install Linux.
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September 12th, 2002, 02:47 PM
Very nice resources digital. I'm sure that all of us newbies will appreciate this one for some time to come. This will definitely aid me in my quest in learning the OS. Thanks.
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September 13th, 2002, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the links man! I know next to nothing about Linux....
Also, Here are a few more sites:
September 17th, 2002, 01:29 AM
(Linux Voodoo) for Newbies
Hey Peeps. I forgot to mention a goodie that I found for Linux here . I figured it didn't make sense to post the link in a new thread since the topic is already here. This site proved to be an excellent source of information when I first started learning the OS. Enjoy!