[TriLUG] Linux Newbie Resources
rvestal at trilug.org
Tue Sep 21 17:00:53 EDT 2004
Thanks for this D. It is a great place to start. But since the original post
asked about websites and such, I thought I'd post a simple list to help:
http://www.linux.org - The home of Linux, with some basic information and
links on a multitude of Linux distributions and some documentation. There is
even a generic "Getting Started with Linux - Beginner's Course" under the
http://www.tldp.org - The Linux Documentation Project. - Pretty much the
place for documentation on your favorite software. Great place to look for
HowTo's. In fact, this is my FAVORITE place to start looking for any HowTo.
I found the HowTo on building my first Beowulf cluster (long ago in RHL 5.1
http://www.justlinux.com/ - I've poked around in here before. You should be
able to find some basics here as well.
As for distros, the big "3" (at least in my book) are:
http://fedora.redhat.com - Home of Fedora (Red Hat community based distro).
I do run Fedora Core primarily. This is an RPM based distribution that is
the "replacement" (term used loosely) for Red Hat consumer Linux.
http://mandrake-linux.com - Home of Mandrake Linux. I've not tried Mandrake
since 7.x so I'm not an authority on it, but I do know that quite a few of
our fellow triluggers run Mandrake so you should be able to get excellent
help here. This is also an RPM based distribution.
http://debian.org - Home of Debian GNU/Linux. This distribution is a deb/apt
based distribution. I've used this distribution quite often and have been
pleased with it. But as it is a little different in configuration file
location and is not RPM based it's not as easy for me to use than Fedora.
There are a few that have been mentioned that are CD based, aka "Live CD"s,
you just run them from the CD, no installation needed. I would recommend
downloading one of these and playing with linux in general before you
actually try installing one.
Knoppix is one - It is debian based and uses KDE as the GUI. This site
includes a "tutorial". http://www.knoppix.net/
The unofficial Fedora Live CD - ftp://ftp3.tnc.edu.tw/Fedora/live-cd/ - I
haven't played with it, and I believe the primary language is Korean.
Mandrake Move - A Mandrake Linux "Live CD". -
I hope this helps you get started in the wonderful world of Linux.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. McLamb" <dmclamb at gmail.com>
To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Linux Newbie Resources
> Also from the Linux Documentation Project, check out the Introduction to
> In my experience, this will give you enough information to start
> asking yourself more questions about specific areas that interest you
> so you can then research those questions.
> Good luck!
> D. McLamb
> dmclamb at gmail.com
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