Re: Learning Linux
Steven Burns wrote:
> Hi Sahap:
> You and I are in the same boat. I recently became interested in linux and am now
> trying to install Debian GNU/Linux from the CD that came with the book, Learning
> Debian GNU/Linux by Bill McCarty. Unfortunately, the installation program on this CD
> doesn't seem to work with my computer. I believe the most popular linux distribution
> is Red Hat Linux; just look at redhat.com. Red Hat is more automated than Debian, so
> the initial set up would be easier with Red Hat. However, Debian gives you more
> control and the chance to understand what's going on in more detail.
> Anyway, I just thought you deserved a decent response with some specifics, rather
> than the lame-ass type of response you got from Mr. Peak. I mean, seriously, Mr.
> Peak's response gives absolutely no useful information. "I'd recommend getting a
> good Linux book to help you get started?" Well - NO DUH!!! The question is which
> I recently posted a question to this group about the problem I'm having with the
> Debian installation program and got a similarly useless response.
> Allan Peak wrote:
> > I'd recommend getting a good Linux book to help you
> > get started. Many of them include a Linux CD-Rom so
> > you can install it and practice with it. There is
> > also a lot of help online.
> > --- Sahap Kayhan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I am using Windows98. I want to learn and try Linux
> > > system. What can I do? I am waiting for your
> > > explanation messages. Thanks.
> > >
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As a newbie myself, i agree that Redhat may be the most popular distribution, but I
firmly believe that you will greatly appreciate the benefits of learning to setup Debian
on your system. They seem to me to all be similar..yet all very different, mostly in the
package management area...which to me...Debian is far superior.
I use the book--Debian/GNU Linux 2.1 Unleashed...and I've just about worn the cover
off of it. You might take a look at it and see if it is maybe something you might want
Hope it helps!