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New Linux User.

Postby MJVial » 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?

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Re: New Linux User.

Postby caf4926 » 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.
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Re: New Linux User.

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

Good day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums

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Re: New Linux User.

Postby xenopeek » 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.
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Re: New Linux User.

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

Welcome to the Mint family forums


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Re: New Linux User.

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

Welcome aboard! :P
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Re: New Linux User.

Postby MJVial » 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.


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