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SLAG
01-24-2010, 09:07 AM
Simplex3 Started one of these years ago -and I thought it would be a good time to reboot it.


http://www.p42.org/Terrible/Tux_wallpaper_by_kdaver.jpg

So here it is:


Looking for some help moving to Linux? Drop the question here and we'll see what I can do. Some topics I expect we'll cover:

1. Installation
2. What apps do what?
3. My (hardware) isn't working (right)
4. Multi-media issues

Remember, if you need help sooner rather than later:

Kubuntu users:
1. Launch Konversation from the "Internet" menu.
2. Connect to #kubuntu by double clicking on it.
3. Ask away.

Suse users:
1. Install X-Chat
2. Connect to the Freenode network
3. Join the #suse channel
4. Ask away. There are usually about 280 helpful souls in there.

I'll also try to keep this up as a sort of FAQ. Non-question-specific posts will have a large, bold heading (see post #2).

*Note: Don't forget you can try out Linux without installing anything on your PC at all. Download one of the LiveCD versions, burn it to a disc, then reboot the PC with the LiveCD in the drive and your computer will load Linux and your hard disk will not be changed. You can get them at either of these links:

http://www.kubuntu.com/ http://www.xubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.linuxmint.com
http://www.novell.com/products/susel...rors_isos.html
http://www.mepis.org/
http://www.knoppix.org/
http://www.distrowatch.org

*Note: If I start asking you to run a bunch of things from a command prompt it isn't because that's the only way to do it, it's because that's the only way I can "control" what is happening on your end.

SLAG
01-24-2010, 09:14 AM
Where do I get Linux?

With the release of 9.10 Karmic Koala I would Highly suggest picking up a flavor of ubuntu - for most new users I my suggestion to you is pick up LinuxMint


http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

It is very user friendly and comes with almost everything you need out of the box.

Other suggestions for N00bz are regular ubuntu or fedora and suse.


For those on old hardware - I strongly suggest Xubuntu - it is very lightweight and almost as easy to use as anything else out there
http://www.xubuntu.com/

Otter
01-24-2010, 10:01 AM
The best part of Simplex's Linux thread is when Zack deleted his hard drive.

ROFL

SLAG
01-24-2010, 10:04 AM
The best part of Simplex's Linux thread is when Zack deleted his hard drive.

ROFL

Yes, let us not do that again shall well....

SLAG
01-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Bump!

QuikSsurfer
01-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Love Fedora

and for those that just wanna try Linux without installation - knoppix (spelling) is a live cd. Good for a test run.
http://www.knoppix.net/

pikesome
01-25-2010, 01:13 PM
I just slapped a copy of Arch Linux on an older laptop.

If you're new to Linux or even new-ish, this isn't the way to go.

If you want to tinker and are willing to hose it up, good luck.

SLAG
01-25-2010, 02:03 PM
Love Fedora

and for those that just wanna try Linux without installation - knoppix (spelling) is a live cd. Good for a test run.
http://www.knoppix.net/

Knoppix is good - so Is Puppy Linux


but I would suggest most people to stick to a major distro like ubuntu or fedora - that way if issues arise it would be a tad bit easier to troubleshoot.

SLAG
02-03-2010, 07:18 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/Belize_Speed_Bump_Sign.JPG/800px-Belize_Speed_Bump_Sign.JPG

SLAG
02-26-2010, 07:18 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/Belize_Speed_Bump_Sign.JPG/800px-Belize_Speed_Bump_Sign.JPG

qft

pr_capone
02-26-2010, 07:36 AM
I picked up a version of Linux from here http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

I have it installed as a dual boot on my netbook.

Yay for something new to learn!

SLAG
02-26-2010, 10:33 AM
I picked up a version of Linux from here http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

I have it installed as a dual boot on my netbook.

Yay for something new to learn!

Backtrack - isn't really designed as a desktop distro- its great for sysadmins as a security boot disc.

I would Highly recommend LinixMint for both new and old users alike.

thecoffeeguy
02-26-2010, 12:10 PM
I picked up a version of Linux from here http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

I have it installed as a dual boot on my netbook.

Yay for something new to learn!

I use backtrack 4 at work...Great Pen testing suite for sys admins and security folks.

Based of Ubuntu, which is nice because I like the package system. If you like it, try a version of ubuntu.

pr_capone
02-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Backtrack - isn't really designed as a desktop distro- its great for sysadmins as a security boot disc.

I would Highly recommend LinixMint for both new and old users alike.

I use backtrack 4 at work...Great Pen testing suite for sys admins and security folks.

Based of Ubuntu, which is nice because I like the package system. If you like it, try a version of ubuntu.

Actually, it's been a long time since I have played with security and my desire to learn more about encryptions, breaking wireless encryptions, and network monitoring is what drove me to backtrack.