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Thread: Starting Linux (Slackware-10 Distro) / OS Loyalty

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    Starting Linux (Slackware-10 Distro) / OS Loyalty

    Thought I'd post both topics in 1 thread to cutdown spam.

    I. Starting off in Linux:

    I'm starting my 2nd box on Linux to teach myself more about the OS, I read tutorials and alot of the "what's the best distro" threads and I think Slackware would be the best to learn more about Linux without having it hold my hand through everything and without becoming suicidal at the same time.

    I read the tutorials and command basics, ect (and also looked at some of the posted links), but was wondering if anyone had any recommended sites I might find of interest. I would also like more personalized tips on starting a server and securing it, if possible.

    I've noticed alot of the distros carry Perl language programs, is it worth learning the language and using? I am a n00b on the subject, and will surely be doing quite a few Google searches this afternoon.

    II. OS Loyalty:

    For the second subject, I was wondering if people had certain loyalties towards their OS'. Do people just move to the 'better' ones, or would you rather plug and advertise for a certain one, and help them become the 'better' distro, or w/e?

    Not sure how to explain exactly what I mean, but I think you'd get what I'm talking about.

    Anyways, all feedback is appreciated as usual.
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    Dec 2003
    recommended sites
    If you are starting slackware:

    For general linux:
    The Linux Documentation Project.
    and if your are a 'n00b' especially:
    Linux Administration Made Easy

    Also might want to check out http://www.linuxquestions.org/ if you have any questions.

    I've noticed alot of the distros carry Perl language programs, is it worth learning the language and using?
    Opinions vary on this one, learning to script things will definatly make you linux experience a more pleasent one.

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