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    uber linux noob


    ill admit it i am a windows xp pro user. ive never quite understood linux or how it works or how to use it. my buddy says to "hey im getting redhat from my teacher!" and then i say " what the heck is that?" and then he goes "its linux!" and im like "ok?" but lots of people say it is cool, so iam in the process of downloading mandreake 10.0 now, i need serious help before i get to starting this up. the computer i am going to install it on is an old 266 compaq dinosaur. 1. can it be done? i have xp pro on it and a 40 gig hard drive. what do i need to know about this program? im intersted in learning it. i have done some html hard coding in my junior year of high school. does this program use coding? if so, what kind? is there a command list? like mirc? which ive use a few times? sorry bout the long post but i want to know and yall have the info. plz help me! i beg u!

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    I run Linux on an old Compaq Presario, PII 500 Mhz. It's a little sloooowwww, but it runs just fine. In fact, it's my home server and although it's not a production server, my average uptimes are greater then 30 days.

    There's a lot of info on Linux at this forum, everything from uber-noob to ultimate guru. My suggestion would be to start in the tutorials section and read everything you can. After that, you'll understand a lot more! Then, install it and play. Eventually, you'll need to ask a question, and we'll be here to help

    Good luck, I think you'll love the Linux OS
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    thx

    thanx yall i cant wait for the fun to start. un-fortunatley my dl connection timed out so i am going to "borrow" my friends RedHat and go from there. i love reading so this should be cool. so its more fun than windows?

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    Re: uber linux noob

    Quote Originally Posted by GreyWolf
    1. can it be done? i have xp pro on it and a 40 gig hard drive. what do i need to know about this program? im intersted in learning it. i have done some html hard coding in my junior year of high school. does this program use coding? if so, what kind? is there a command list? like mirc? which ive use a few times? sorry bout the long post but i want to know and yall have the info. plz help me! i beg u!
    (Disecting your muddled #1 and answering individual "sentences")

    Yes, it can be done.

    What program?

    Does what program use coding?

    There is no definitive command list, as you can opt not to install certain things and vice-versa. For the basics that most every distro should have, see this.

    If you want to know, we don't have the info. It's out there for everyone to partake and contribute. http://www.google.com/linux and the man command are your best friends!

    Check out this FAQ before doing anything else. It's a very good FAQ for those who have never heard of Linux. You should also read this, as it will help you get your questions answered quickly.
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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    roger!

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