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Linux: the ultimate beginners guide

Mar 03, 2009, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"But I'm drifting. The real thing I wanted to do was wright a little instruction for people trying to use linux for the first time. Because I'm sure there are also real people in this world, who are not payed by a certain big company to try to find weakpoints in linux netbooks, who do have real world problems with linux.

"First thing:
If you want to do something, look for information first. Don't try to install another linux version, because the version you have is missing some very minimal function. Not before you searched the internet for an easy solution. Linux is modular, and almost everything is available for every distribution. If you search the internet for installing programs in xandros. You'll find it's very easy (easier than windows) to install a program to sync your ipod (and get back mp3's from it, which itunes can't) for instance.

Second thing:
If you go to a forum and you find that the information is to difficult for you, do what forums are made for, post a question. But be aware, some people feel like there treated badly on forums. They don't get nice responses on questions. Most of the time this is not because it's an obvious question, but because it's a question which has been answered a million times before."

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