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Linux.com: The Linux Newbie HOWNOTTO

Sep 08, 2000, 07:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"So you want to be a Linux user, huh? By just installing Linux on your box, you are instantly granted access to an international fraternity of users that are just itching to change the face of modern computing."

"Linux will become your new religion; this is your win32 afterlife. There is no need for a bible, or any manual at all. Linux users don't have time or use for documentation. However, here is a simple HOWTO of basic guidelines for getting the most out of your Linux experience. Remember that you are not just installing an operating system: you are recompiling your lifestyle."

"Before we get started, you'll need to choose a distribution. Unlike "that other operating system," there are many flavors of Linux. All have different focuses and benefits. For example, Stampede Linux concentrates on optimizing all its applications for Pentium class processors, whereas TurboLinux tries to focus on the Asian markets. Mandrake Linux focuses on robbing Red Hat Linux blind, and LinuxOne focuses on robbing Mandrake Linux blind. Slackware is designed specifically for users that were mistreated in their formative years. Basically, distributions find their niche and fill it nicely."

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