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With so many people considering the linux switch it would be sweet if a Linux nOOb section was created to help focus on the getting up to speed.<br />
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Personally, I tried to work with it a lot back around the days of Red and Man 7x and 8x. It was very daunting then and now much like then our so very much appreciated Linux guru members who are very helpful offer a lot of great advice. The problem is more how to get through the basic stuff so the rest becomes more second nature. <br />
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Perhaps a Linux 101 section <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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What I'm asking from the Gurus is this, would that concept be workable or is it to far fetched?<br />
Do you beleive it would be a benificial add or just a confusing waste of time?
 

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I know I would look at it and try my hand at linux some more, if there was a place for help. I mean I have more then enough HD space. So hope this is poosible.
 

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If you go into the linux section, make a topic with your question that's actually written in English and understandable, you'll get all the help you need.<br />
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At that, I'll make a small Linux 101 topic if I have time later.
 

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I think it's a great idea. Linux can be pretty daunting for a newbie, it would be nice to know that there is somewhere you could go for help in terms you can understand. I'd be glad to assist.
 

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I'd say yes to this. I have not idea how to use Linix and I have wanted to learn for a while. I don't really have a lot of time to go and ask questions, so a forum full of noob Q and A would be helpful to just read at my leasure. then I could post whenever something is confusing and not look like a complete newbie.<img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />
 

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This is a fantastic idea! all the reading i'm doing is very confusing... a nice Linux 101 section where we can ask the stupid questions without getting flamed would be really REALLY appreciated<br />
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Questions like "What's a kernel do?" and " where'd my start bar go?"<br />
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i personally would say use the linux section for the questions but write some more basic faqs on it for basic setup
 

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It seems like a good idea, it seems a bit cumbersome for detailed questions and answers, but the write-up posted by ouroboros1827 is nice-- general information .<br />
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I spent all weekend trying to get 64bit Ubuntu on my main rig (raid 0 setup), i tried many times but failed (even non-raid). I was able to install it on my laptop--very easy to install and it runs beautiful. Even though ubuntu is considered very easy (doesnt seem that hard so far) i'd like to learn file extensions, how to familiarize myself more with terminal, etc.<br />
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to sum up, a good idea, but could be a lil too much w/ all the different distros
 

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now some people that know linux need to make some video tutorials.. start with installing to installing software... to basic stuff like how right click dont work to change thymes.. <br />
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i know about dittly squat about linux but i do know enough to install it.. but i would like some info on ubuntu and the best way to install it for performance. as i want to game on this.. if i can avoid it.. i want to completly get rid of windows. since mostly everything can be done in linux just in a different way.. so if i need windows.. ill get on my laptop <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> which i am right now
 

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Well for a class this semester I made a small webpage about Linux for n00bs. If some one is interested in helping me with its full development then PM me please, I ask only if you plan you work a good amount on it. I've been wanting to make it into a very full and in-depth guide covering alot of different distro's.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It seems like a good idea, it seems a bit cumbersome for detailed questions and answers, but the write-up posted by ouroboros1827 is nice-- general information .<br><br>
I spent all weekend trying to get 64bit Ubuntu on my main rig (raid 0 setup), i tried many times but failed (even non-raid). I was able to install it on my laptop--very easy to install and it runs beautiful. Even though ubuntu is considered very easy (doesnt seem that hard so far) i'd like to learn file extensions, how to familiarize myself more with terminal, etc.<br><br>
to sum up, a good idea, but could be a lil too much w/ all the different distros</div>
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Well could just do some tutorials or FAQs on the more well known or used distos and when people get better from using those, they can try others that are not in the tutorials.
 

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i would definitely appreciate this. with my new 400GB HDD, i have a bit too much space for my liking and want to put a distro or two on it, but i dont even know where to start.<br />
linux can be intimidating - a n00b's corner would be great
 

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I've been thinking of Linux again..I tried Ubuntu once, didn't like it..But I really didn't give it a chance....So yeah I think it would be great to have a place to ask uninformed questions and have people patient enough to answer the same questions over and over... I even dusted off my Ubuntu disk today but decided to wait till tomorrow to try it again...With the new MS bull with Vista liscense, I might be ready now....<b>EDIT:</b> Couldn't sleep tonight so i played with my Ubuntu disc again... Hate it, now I remember why I didn't like it..Dont think I would want to invest my time learning it...Guess I will have to stay a stankin MS dog as much as it greives me to say it...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">i would definitely appreciate this. with my new 400GB HDD, i have a bit too much space for my liking and want to put a distro or two on it, but i dont even know where to start.<br />
linux can be intimidating - a n00b's corner would be great</div>

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I've ordered a second SATA HDD just for a Linux install. I want to partition the new (an 80GB one) HDD so 10GB or so of it is available to windows, for exclusive SWAP file use. So it'll need to be partitioned to do that. Last time I used a whole disk for a Linux install, Windows (on another disk) couldn't see the HDD at all...<br />
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I get really, very frustrated with Linux though, or to be more precise, with Ubuntu... It drives me mad. I just want to download a program to "desktop" double-click it and have it install for me and be available for me to run from one of the drop down menus. It seems a simple enough thing, but not in my experience... I really want to go to a Linux OS, but I need one that is user friendly, for somebody who has spent about 16 years using one or other version of Windows. I need an OS that is Windows-esk, but not Windows. Something where doing simple tasks like installing a program and running it are not a total enigma. I also dislike having to use a command box to modify the OS. I like and am very used to modifying the OS through a GUI. I have used DOS in the past, but a GUI is an improvement over command line OS control, going back to using a dos-like method of input seems totally retrograde to me and pretty frustrating when it doesn't work because I'm entering slightly wrong syntax...<br />
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I need a distribution that is as Windows like as possible, just to make the transition easy at least. Also, I think Windows is a pretty good OS as well. The only reason I'm considering the switch is because I'm fed up with an MS OS being my only option.<br />
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We need people to help out the Linux noobs. I tried the Ubuntu forums when I last tried Ubuntu and to be honest I found the people there a bit aloof and elitist. It was almost like they would rather I went back to Windows than bothered them with my pathetic, idiotic questions, or at least that's the impression I got...<br />
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Excellent suggestion Duke. We need an open to all, Linux Q&A section/sticky. Where even the dumbest questions are answered with thought and understanding. People have to remember, that not everybody who uses or wants to use a Linux OS is a programmer. We don't all think with a programming mentality, we just want to be able to use the OS, not necessarily understand, or dabble with it's code...<br />
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I see a lot of people going to the Operating System > Linux section already. I feel that the people who browse it are already very helpful. Breaking it apart would only mean people posting the same stuff in both sections.
 

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Sounds like an awesome idea Duke! I could really see this helping ALOT of people myself included. I would love to see this initiated!<br />
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