Linux related queries.

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Please feel free to ask any linux related question here.
    And as linux philosopy goes provide as much details as possible
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    What is linux?
     
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    sumonpathak RAID Rookie

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    ^^die noob...
    ontopic: suggest me a easy to use distro on linux...so that i can ***** slap some noobs in my class...
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Linux is a kernel(or operating system) started as free and open source project meant for creating a unix-like operating system.
    Linux is a full fledged operating system when ported with GNU user utlity, official it is called GNU/Linux. There are many distribution of GNU/Linux, most of them are free and few are commercial.
    Linux performs very well for requirements like servers, data centres, high performance computing, embedded devices and super computer etc.
     
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    sumonpathak RAID Rookie

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    ^^and what about my question?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Try Xbuntu, Linux mint or want something prety go for sabayon.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    No, I think it's a good start.
    And I don't no question is trivial or noobish.

    [private]Sir, yes sir[/private]
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I have uBuntu running as a VM on my PC through vmware and also through Oracle VM Virtualbox !!
    I seem to get lost other thn checking my sites and other things. the errors and installations keep me amused !
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    the best way to go about installation is through command line.
    few cons:
    1. steep learning curve
    2. intimidating
    3. hard to get it right
    few pros:
    1. extremly fast
    2. you can debug to no length
    3.configuration is pretty much in your hands.
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I will seriously give it all that is required !! ( I have a secret admiration and love for Linux ;) )
    but you will have to teach me !! as I can do pretty much all I can through the GUI except debugging. I am using it for many years now !! and yet nobody knows that ;)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    actually, Linux wants it's user to be bit educated about how it works. I am not sure how much you know but this site gives a good info on starting out:
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_For_Newbies/Command_Line
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Well I am bookmarking this right now !! will find time and then report to you ! Thanks..
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    Perhaps, you could make a 101 about Linux ?? like what it is, how is it sdifferent, what are the various versions available, how and why is command line used ??

    etc, etc.. in a nutshell :D
    that would be superb !!
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I can do that, but there is so much info available online that it will be waste.
    OTOH, i can try to find good links and make a kind ot tutorial thread of all the compilation of link.
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    YES :D that is what I wanted :D
    :notbad: but not now, we have too much on our plates !!
    I can't afford tyo see you away for even 4 hours ;)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Gosh, i am living here for the most part and compulisively updating what's new every 5 minutes.
     
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    So am I bro !! so am I :D infact we all are !!
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    same here.. been about a month now :D

    btw, I have a dell netbook ( atom single core, 1 gb ddr2, 16gb ssd ). Currently runs windows 7 ultimate without much of a lag.

    If I switch to ubuntu or some other linux OS, will it help with the speed?

    Requirements -

    Browsing, chatting ( it has a webcam, but dies on google + , the lappy speed cant handle it ), downloading and watching movies ( no HD stuff, just regular 700mb ones ).
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Don't go with Gnome3, it's horrible
    try Linux mint with Gnome2.
    or better try Xbuntu or any other distribution with XFCE.
    XFCE is lightening fast, amazingly clean desktop.
     
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    I like KDE too, what's your take on it.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I don't like it much to be blunt, it has never worked for me because I don't have good hardware to support it.
    However people like KDE very much and new KDE is way better than new Gnome.
     

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