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hi guys, ive been using linux for about 3 hours now. i came across this AI program that caught me interest it runs in linux. I dl a live cd ...
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    nicole wont talk


    hi guys, ive been using linux for about 3 hours now.
    i came across this AI program that caught me interest it runs in linux. I dl a live cd version of slix. but i dont know how to get n.i.c.o.l.e. to talk to me.

    SourceForge.net: N.I.C.O.L.E.

    i know windows well enough but having never used linux before (only ever used win xp, and just last month vista) i dont know anything about it. i every file i look at either will not open (shows a preview of it tho) or opens and shows only txt and/or coding. that might be normal for linux i dont know.

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    Well, first off welcome to Linux ^^

    Maybe first use a normal distro for a while before digging into Nicole..
    It looks advanced. I havnt downl. it yet. but ok..
    Well download a Beginner Distro and play with it for 3 hours.
    Then install Festival. Read documents about it and play with that for 3 hours.
    10 Hours later you know how to use linux. And how to make Linux Talk.
    Then downl. Nicole and hope she likes you.

    Hope that helps
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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen View Post
    Well, first off welcome to Linux ^^

    Maybe first use a normal distro for a while before digging into Nicole..
    It looks advanced. I havnt downl. it yet. but ok..
    Well download a Beginner Distro and play with it for 3 hours.
    Then install Festival. Read documents about it and play with that for 3 hours.
    10 Hours later you know how to use linux. And how to make Linux Talk.
    Then downl. Nicole and hope she likes you.

    Hope that helps
    thank you im 55% ahead of you. but to be truely honest before today all i knew about linux was A) its an os , B) its free, C) theres alot of them. i didnt even know the trem distro a few hours ago. i got the live disk os cuz i have been playing with ideas about putting (well trying) a bootable os on my exteral hd (just to do) well that didnt work (oh well) i have the lastest (well thats what the site told me) kubuntu dl now, ill have the .iso burned and installed tom. i chose kubuntu cuz i read it was very noob friendly (has a windows feel) and i am a card caring (billboard wearing) noob when it comes to linux.

    the biggest problem im seeing (with my 3hrs of understanding) is i dont know **** about linux (duh) the file extentions are very different from windows. is there a site that i can easily look up ".???" find out what type of file it is and what i need to open it with?


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    i hope there is not alot of distro loyalties, if there are remember ive been using linux less than 6hrs and i am not saying one is any better than the other all im say is i dont know anything so dont hate me for thinking about trying kubuntu or redhat

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    Well, this might shock you..
    But Linux isnt extenson based like windows.
    you can execute gif files if you want to.. It doesnt do anything but you can..
    if a file has the x right it can execute..

    A file is a file, and thats that.
    Most of the Config files/system files are text files..
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    but

    well what i was doing is what i do in window when i dont know what im doing, i look for something that look like something i know.
    i got in linux and i was looking for something that looked to me (a windows user) like some time of exe file (of any kind) or any kind of interface that i would reconize. i wont find alot of that with linux (till i learn it) will i?

    bah, im very tired now. (if you cant tell, ive been beating my brains in for the last 6 hours to play some stupid program i that was "neat" and im about to install and learn a new os jsut to run it, im very stubbern when it comes to things i cant do)

    ill be hitting the sack here in just a moment. can you tell me a few good simple beginner sites to help me look up a few questions ill come up with tom when i finish installing a full linux os tom.

    thanks so much,

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    Well, good beginner sites are in my eyes.
    Linux Reviews
    The Linux Home Page at Linux Online
    http://www.linuxforums.org

    And, well to check if something is a executeable run in the terminal the command -l
    and check the rights
    -xrwxrwxrw
    can it say.. the first 3 are the rights for the owner, the next 3 from the other users and the last 3 for the world.
    then you have xrw, well the x is executeable (so you can run it this can be a program or a script) and then read, well that is if you can open it.. and then a w.. that is write.. if you can modify it..

    How I learned linux is basicly, I downloaded Gentoo.
    Installed it.. and then got documents about the programs I wanted to install.
    To do this its very important that you have 2 pc's.
    since Gentoo has a CommandLine based Install..

    Hope you learn it soon.
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    thank you

    thank you

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