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  1. #16
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    Hi!

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    thanks Saiki, i m new and i like be in forum

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    Hi, I'm Zandak, and I hope that I never give any wrong advise.

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    I just want to say hello. NEW to Linux with about 5 aborted attempts at learning while I was working. Now retired and want to devote a larger portion of time to actually following through on learning what I didn't have time to do before. I have a laptop and a tower to play with and looking at Raspberry Pi for interaction with real world electronic "experiments". In the past my MAJOR stumbling block was help was NOT helpful because any questions I asked were answered with terms and acronyms because the person answering the question assumed too much knowledge on my part. Frustration lead to just shutting down and doing something else.

    Newbie question: Where can I look for a relevant "glossary" so I can understand what people are talking about. 20 years of <insert unmentionable OS> and it seems that little relates to Linux. In the past people asked questions of ME and I didn't know what they were talking about.

    dmac257

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    I would suggest these URL's:

    https://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/glossary

    http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ter-terms.html

    http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictio...Dictionary.pdf If you can, print them out so you can have a reference in front of you while experimenting.

    Happy computing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandak View Post
    I would suggest these URL's:

    https://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/glossary

    http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ter-terms.html

    http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictio...Dictionary.pdf If you can, print them out so you can have a reference in front of you while experimenting.

    Happy computing.
    Thanks for the links, and i bookmarked them for reference but .. i read through them and while some of the terms in these lists were new to me they didn't really help much.. for example when reading through many of the Newbies Corner threads several of the "answers" were cryptic because they included terms such as "Vector" "Enlightenment" "XFCE" "WM hybrid" "KnewSticker" "Unity Desktop" "iptable" and without prior knowledge this just made the advice confusing. I guess I just have to jump in and try to learn it on my own. Maybe my question is too vague but I don't know enough to ask direct and pointed questions yet.

    dmac257

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    Enlightenment,XFCE, and Unity Desktop, are simply desktop environments so are Mate, Cinnamon, and KDE, just remember that all Linux Distros are basically the same. It's the way that they do things that is different. My suggestion for beginners is either Ubuntu(which has the Unity Desktop) or LinuxMint as these are the most simple and easiest to run, plus installation is a breeze. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Zandak; 12-29-2013 at 09:45 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Enlightenment,XFCE, and Unity Desktop, are simply desktop environments so are Mate, Cinnamon, and KDE, just remember that all Linux Distros are bsically the same. It's the way that they dot hings that is different. My suggestion for beginners is either Ubuntu(which has the Unity Desktop) or LinuxMint as these are the most simple and easiest to run, plus installation is a breeze. Hope this helps.

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    If you try a command line Distro like Free BSD, you might want to check out this URL: http://www.tecmint.com/51-useful-les...r-linux-users/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandak View Post
    If you try a command line Distro like Free BSD, you might want to check out this URL: http://www.tecmint.com/51-useful-les...r-linux-users/
    I thought FreeBSD was not Linux

    dmac257

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    syapa, dmac257 & Zandak,

    Welcome to Justlinux!
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    Judge asked Linux "You are being charged murdering Windoze by stabbing its heart with a weapon, what was it?" Replied Linux "A Live CD"

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    I thought FreeBSD was not Linux

    dmac257

    If it is not linux, Why is it included in almost every discussion concerning Linux and why does Distro Watch include it with all of their Linux Listings?

    from today's Diostro Watch page:

    Development Release: FreeBSD 10.0-RC3
    [FreeBSD] Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third release candidate for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE: "The third RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. Changes between -RC2 and -RC3 include: several minor bug fixes and functionality enhancements to bhyve; add new sysctl, kern.supported_archs, containing the list of FreeBSD MACHINE_ARCH values whose binaries this kernel can run; add a pkg(8) repository configuration file for cdrom-based package installation; implement a fix to allow bsdconfig(8) to be able to install packages included on the DVD; fix pkg(8) multi-repository support by properly respecting 'enabled' flag; fix Xen build without INET; several bugfixes to bsdinstall(8); fix a ZFS-related panic triggered by an incorrect assertion...." Here is the full release announcement. Download: FreeBSD-10.0-RC3-amd64-dvd1.iso (2,368MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-10.0-RC3-i386-dvd1.iso (2,207MB, SHA256).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandak View Post
    I thought FreeBSD was not Linux

    dmac257

    If it is not linux, Why is it included in almost every discussion concerning Linux and why does Distro Watch include it with all of their Linux Listings?

    from today's Diostro Watch page:

    Development Release: FreeBSD 10.0-RC3
    [FreeBSD] Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third release candidate for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE: "The third RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. Changes between -RC2 and -RC3 include: several minor bug fixes and functionality enhancements to bhyve; add new sysctl, kern.supported_archs, containing the list of FreeBSD MACHINE_ARCH values whose binaries this kernel can run; add a pkg(8) repository configuration file for cdrom-based package installation; implement a fix to allow bsdconfig(8) to be able to install packages included on the DVD; fix pkg(8) multi-repository support by properly respecting 'enabled' flag; fix Xen build without INET; several bugfixes to bsdinstall(8); fix a ZFS-related panic triggered by an incorrect assertion...." Here is the full release announcement. Download: FreeBSD-10.0-RC3-amd64-dvd1.iso (2,368MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-10.0-RC3-i386-dvd1.iso (2,207MB, SHA256).
    I understand that Distro Watch does both and I am not as knowledgeable about either system to understand what the differences are but ...
    https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/artic...n/article.html is where I got the impression that they were not the same thing.

    dmac257

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    Ok, Free BSD is more like Unix than Linux, but not all Linux OS's are Graphical interfaces, a lot are still command line. The thing is that the commands work in both Linux and Unix.. Hope this clears things up a bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmac257 View Post
    I understand that Distro Watch does both and I am not as knowledgeable about either system to understand what the differences are but ...
    https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/artic...n/article.html is where I got the impression that they were not the same thing.

    dmac257
    Last edited by Zandak; 12-31-2013 at 11:20 AM. Reason: sp[elling

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    I have been here for about a year but hadn't yet posted until tonight.
    I mostly enjoy reading and learning, and on some forums, posting a helpful reply if no-one else has answered someones question and I happen to know the answer.
    You have a really good and informative forum with many knowledgeable members!
    Happy New Year!

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