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Where Do You Read About Linux?

Postby Adler on Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:20 pm

Hi All,

I gather information about Linux daily. My favorite source is Linux Today, and I follow others, plus -- of course -- the global news on my iGoogle Home Page.

I have a RSS feed viewer, but want to get hit with the news fast.

Here's my Home Page...

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What does everyone follow, or have they given up on Google, and gone to Yahoo?
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Postby allforcarrie on Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:22 pm

i have OSnews and a few others on my google reader.
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Postby 900i on Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:44 pm

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Postby Adler on Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:41 pm

900i,

I do like /. I get the daily e-mail. I hope to be slashdotted one day.
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Postby mschilling on Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:05 pm

Anyone have "Linux for Dummies" suggestions?
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Postby Adler on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:08 pm

Anyone have "Linux for Dummies" suggestions?


mschilling,

I've been there, and had your same thoughts.

If you can run a PC you can already run Linux. Books don't help as Linux up-dates itself every day.

My suggestion? Linux Mint 3.0 "Cassandra" -- Full Version. It will be a CD that you burn, then put into your CD/ DVD drive.

It will not effect your present sytem - it is a Live-CD.

Take a look around to see what you see. Then join the Forum here, search around for answers. If you can't find them, just ask.

Simple, yet all for free!

I have been were you are at right now!
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Postby mschilling on Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:13 am

I've already got Mint installed and running, but I would like to know more about using the terminal commands. I haven't come across a Linux primer which would show simple commands, like showing file directories, etc., using the terminal rather than a gui. I haven't looked hard for a book/website yet, but I thought maybe you have a suggestion of where to start.
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Postby alan2273 on Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:54 am

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Postby BlahBlah_X on Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:09 am

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Postby capchuckprice on Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:46 pm

mschilling wrote:
Anyone have "Linux for Dummies" suggestions?


Ahem... No self respecting *nix geek or geek wanabee would have a "* Dummies" book on his/her desk. :D True Believers use Nutshell books.
Here's one for you.

(Edited to add the following:)

Of course, if you really want a great (but dated) grounding in the whys and wherefores of Unix, do get a copy of "The Unix Programming Environment", by Kernighan and Pike. This classic gives you a great foundation in understanding what Unix is all about, and its basic roots as a foundational system for *programming*. But don't be scared by that word - programming in some fashion is something that everyone who touches a general purpose computer should be able to do. Unix empowers average users with tools that allow the user to truly program the environment, without all that much complexity. Windoze, on the other hand, makes it nearly impossible for you to achieve what, really, is rather simple; and as a result, most people today fear computers, because Windoze makes computers nearly incomprehensible.

Look here to buy that book.[/url]
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Postby OU812 on Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:17 pm

'net: linux.softpedia.com and http://www.distrowatch.com

print: Linux Format

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