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The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby gnu2tux » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:37 pm

Hi,

I've trawled the web for ages to find a site that properly answers the majority of the questions complete Linux newbies have. Good mags like LXF have done wonders, but there is only limited space in a magazine every month, especially in the Letters section!

Googling for newbie sites throws up lots of forums and a few boring mainly text websites on starting up with linux, but there isn't any proper high quality sites out there that I can find.

So, I wrote my own one :)

Linuxnewbieguide.org is a user friendly, step by step introduction for complete newbies to Linux. It assumes almost no computer knowledge whilst at the same time not treating you like an Idiot, guiding you through choosing a Linux distribution, installing it (step-by-step graphical walk through of Ubuntu 5.10 included), as well as information about installing software and much more that a newbie just needs to know.

Check it out today at: www.linuxnewbieguide.org and let me know what you think!

Cheers!

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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby guy » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:42 pm

I have to say that if your hot topics include compiling from source and chasing up dependencies, your Chapter 1 includes a rundown of UNIX flavours, and you introduce X before GNOME and KDE, then your site is aimed squarely at the noob who wants to become a techie rather than someone who just wants to go do personal stuff using a nicer box than the last one.

Having said that, it looks a great start. Good luck.
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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby towy71 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:56 pm

Ali
you have a button at the bottom of the site that uses the term "monetised" could you please explain this term as it isn't a real word in my humble estimation although there does seem to be a similar word except it uses a Z instead of the S but that is an American word and doesn't count ;-)
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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby linuxgirlie » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:59 pm

I found a new site when typing in dictionary.com....dictionary.co.uk it states that:

monetised was not found in the dictionary.

Did you spell it correctly? Here are some possible alternatives:

- mad (MENTALLY ILL)
- mad (FOOLISH)
- mad (ANGRY)
- mad (ENTHUSIAST)


Not sure where it got the link from monetised to mad was though.........
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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby A-Wing » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:47 pm

Maybe the site is trying to tell you something ;)
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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby davecs » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:24 am

Linux Format is good at what it does, you could also try the online newbie mag:

http://www.tuxmagazine.com
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RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby sirrondach » Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:20 am

Good work Ali, I'm sure a lot of newbie surfers will find your site useful - looks as if your Forums will have to be "kickstarted" though.

Just one little thing - in your software installation guide (source), what happened to "make install"?
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Re: RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby gnu2tux » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:18 pm

linuxgirlie wrote:I found a new site when typing in dictionary.com....dictionary.co.uk it states that:

monetised was not found in the dictionary.

Did you spell it correctly? Here are some possible alternatives:

- mad (MENTALLY ILL)
- mad (FOOLISH)
- mad (ANGRY)
- mad (ENTHUSIAST)


Not sure where it got the link from monetised to mad was though.........


hmm. I am unsure as to why you are so mad, linuxgirlie.

I did think that the word 'monetised' was marketing guff too. The button is courtest of google, not myself - it denounces that the site's only source of income is from clicks of google AdSense ads, as are a great many sites on the web. The miniscule amount I make from these clicks reflects my work on the site. It's a little reward, and spurs me on to spending more time and money on the site. For example, i bought a vmware license to do screenshots for linux on linux with it.

Hope this answer removes your rage somewhat.

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Re: RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby gnu2tux » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:20 pm

Yeah, tuxmagazine is good for newbies also, and as a result I posted a link to it in my links section.

The difference between a magazine is that a mag can't repeat the same information every month, to show a newbie how to do the same thing over and over again - my site does, because the content is always there, it just gets updated over time.

Regards,

Ali.

davecs wrote:Linux Format is good at what it does, you could also try the online newbie mag:

http://www.tuxmagazine.com
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RE: Re: RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:14 pm

Not sure why either..... I wasnt mad!! lol, just the computer said I was....didn't you computer, oh your hungry...let me get you some nice warm food.......
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RE: Re: RE: The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Postby pandionknight » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:19 pm

I'm a Linux noob. Last weekend I installed SuSE 9.1, this weekend I upgraded to 10.0. So I have registered here and will be visiting both the suggested links above. I'll be back.
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