Mandrake.Tips: Learning GNU/Linux
Jul 10, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to aRTee
for this link. ]
"For those new to GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Open Source Software
(OSS or FLOSS) and the associated communities, some explanations
may be in order. How to be part of this community, how to find your
way and how to make things work for you.
"This article starts with several aspects of the OSS community
and OSS development, indicating what makes OSS developers tick.
Then it explains how to deal with problems. The novice Linux user
is invited to exchange the more common troubleshooting reflex
(retry, reboot, reinstall) with a more OSS minded method (check,
communicate, correct). The last section provides some more concrete
starting points for those who want to learn more about their Linux