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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Dippyskoodlez, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Dippyskoodlez

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    Alright.. I'm going to start a "linux for dummys article"..

    I've searched far and wide and always and still have had a hard time learning WTF i'm doing, so now that I have my footing started, I'd like to make an article documenting my experiences and troubles and wanna know if any linux guru's around here would be interested in commenting and/or helping not only teach me a little along the way, but help me write an article that can result to be very useful to the community :)
     
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    im not a guru but if u type it up and like post it i can add stuff or we cen send it back and fourth and then post it finished.

    hey what happened to that poll of yours?
     
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    i'm pretty good with linux server admin stuff .. console, no gui

    *knock on tpu server via ssh*
     
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    We have a linux section.. :) btw, thanks wizz! :D
     
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    nice :) i looked before the section was up...and yes thnx w1zz and now that we kno u can handle a little code maybe u can help too :)
     
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    how are you going to set up the guide by..um...sections like graphics...then shell prompts or....?
     
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    Hmm... I'll probably start with a "Intro to linux" then branch it off... :)
     
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    I'm going to start learning Linux when I finnally get my new HDD. I don't have enough space to play around with it right now.
     
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    would love to learn linux

    can anyone recommend a good linux learning kit...like with a book, a cd with a good noob version of linux, etC?
     
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    You can buy retail versions with customer support. But it is cheaper to download the OS, then go to your local book store and buy a instructional book on Linux. You know, like $10-$25 for a book as opposed to ~$55-$99+ for a retail OS.
     
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    yes i quite agree in fact i whent to walden books or whatever just the other day to look at linux magazines cause thair like 4$ and usually come with the os and they had many many books on how to use linux :)

    and of course u can like download manuals off line too
     
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    that makes sense. thanks.
     
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    Only two more days 'till I get my 250 gig. Then the Linux fun begins. :) I imagine, I'll become a pretty frequent poster on this section of the forum.
     
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    thats good news i finally got suse running awsomely ..the only thing i need to do is install the drivers for ati to get direct open gl so i can play games :D im so happy
     
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    What games will work?
     
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    Once you have ati drivers or nvidia drivers working correctly, I hear wine, wocraft III, diablo, CS, and quite a few others are working under wine.. winehq website has a big compatability list.
     
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    just to add more unreal tournament series farcry neveer winternights and the ones i listed can be installed and played regularly if u follow a special instruvtion manual u dont have to use wine...i my self had b4 installed nwn following the linux install guide for it and got it to work as for UT my cousin runs gentoo and i played it with him on his gentoo rigs as for farcry i dont know i just heard u can do it.
     
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    I heard rumors that WOW does also. Is that confirmed?
     
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    i have fedora core, i have been windows-free since january 2005

    i have quite a few linux books, i find the bible series are the best, they cost about $50 at Barnes and Noble
     
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