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Mon Feb 2 22:13:46 GMT 2009
This may be useful,
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:51 PM, Larry David <larrydavid07 at comcast.net>wrote:
> Thanks - I was thinking more of command line stuff I guess. I will
> probably try to load Ubuntu on my old G3 iMac as an experiment, and I
> assume I will be able to grok the GUI and use apps, etc. I want to
> learn lower-level stuff so I can maintain my own system, etc.
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Karoliina Salminen wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Larry David
> > <larrydavid07 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> I hope this isn't too noobish for the list - can anyone recommend a
> >> book or a website to learn Linux - enough to be comfortable
> >> installing and troubleshooting UBS?
> > Well, just download the Ubuntu CD and try it out.
> > It is so easy to use and install, that you don't need a book to do
> > that.
> > I would bet that these days one needs more mouse clicks and trouble
> > shooting
> > in installing Windows. The only thing that beats Ubuntu installation
> > in easiness is
> > installing the MacOSX. But the difference is quite thin nowadays.
> > Ubuntu is really easy
> > to install and work on. You don't need to compile kernels and do
> > programming yourself to use
> > the Ubuntu. Linux used to be like that a long time ago, but those
> > times are long gone.
> > There was long a discussion if Linux is ready for desktop use, and the
> > time it has
> > been ready has been now already couple of years and Ubuntu is getting
> > on each release better and better.
> > The 6 month release cycle is very rapid and things change for better
> > at amazing rate.
> > Best Regards,
> > Karoliina Salminen
> > (running couple of Ubuntu computers)
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