New Linux User.

Welcome to newcomers! Don't hesitate to introduce yourself.

New Linux User.

Postby MJVial on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:02 pm

Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to Linux (my second month using it) I just switched over from using Fedora 17. I liked what Red Hat was doing but after trying Mint I dont think I will be going back (its just too nice). Anyway I'm used to using the commands in Fedora in the terminal, how similar are the two distros as far as the command line (basic stuff like managing software) can anyone point me in the right direction where to start learning my new OS?
MJVial
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:55 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: New Linux User.

Postby caf4926 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:20 am

Fedora is .rpm based
Mint is .deb

They are quite different

Fedora uses: YUM
Mint uses: APT

I find Mint looks after updates well
And I install packages with synaptic. Never let me down yet.
Image
Mint 16 Cinnamon_64
User avatar
caf4926
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1784
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:21 pm
Location: UK Lake District

Re: New Linux User.

Postby jesica on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:55 am

Good day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums

:mrgreen:
Image

My Linux Counter number # 566377
Mate
IT Ninja
Happy apt-get-ing!
Linux Mint Donar # 2159


Security is the separation of an asset from a threat.
User avatar
jesica
Level 9
Level 9
 
Posts: 2552
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:54 am
Location: South Africa

Re: New Linux User.

Postby xenopeek on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:07 am

Welcome aboard MJVial :D Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and Debian, using the APT package manager. The Debian Administrator's Handbook is available for online reading, downloading, or purchase as book: http://debian-handbook.info/. It covers most of what you want to know in chapters 5 and 6.

You could also take a look at the Pacman Rosetta: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_Rosetta. Though it is for Arch Linux' package manager (pacman), it compares the package management tools for all major Linux distros including Red Hat/Fedora that you used previously and Ubuntu/Debian on which Linux Mint is based. Might be handy :wink:

Another command line tools are mostly the same tools.
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 14996
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: New Linux User.

Postby The-Wizard on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:38 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums


wizard
asus M2N-MX board, AMD x2 6000 amd/ati graphics 4x1mb ddr2, 21" HD screen Mint 17-64 cinnamon
Acer ZG5 -peppermint dell 1545 mint 17-64

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that i don't know the answer " [Douglas Adams]
User avatar
The-Wizard
Level 9
Level 9
 
Posts: 2503
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Location: Bedforshire, ENGLAND

Re: New Linux User.

Postby overthetop on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:32 pm

Welcome aboard! :P
Image
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." -- Bruce Lee
User avatar
overthetop
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:25 am
Location: /home/overthetop

Re: New Linux User.

Postby MJVial on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:15 pm

hey thanks everyone the info you supplied is much appreciated and im glad to be part of the Mint community.
MJVial
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:55 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Introduce yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests