View Full Version : Never seen a linux interface in my life

01-22-2003, 05:58 PM
With that in mind to let u know how advance im at knowing linux

can anyone help me with a sight to get a free version of linux
to install on my system(i have win xp on it) so just to begin the journey by getting to know mr linux first?

I like eventualy to learn linux programming but for now it has to wait i guess.

thank u

By the way are linux programmers a happier bunch than window programmers"less frustrated"?

01-22-2003, 06:41 PM
U r a newbie, so download
Redhat Linux: www.redhat.com
Mandrake Linux: www.mandrake.com

The free iso images: www.linuxiso.org

Linux interface:

Installing & Knowledge:

or: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/doc/90c/en/Quick_Startup.html

Running Windows XP / Mandrake 9.1 Beta 2 without problems

01-22-2003, 10:34 PM
oohh.. Linux is by born free for you.
Just read the license of it.

01-23-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by SAMSAM
By the way are linux programmers a happier bunch than window programmers"less frustrated"?

I'll say that I've had a much better experience programming for Linux than my early beginning with Windows. It is much easier and I've been a happier programmer since I switched years ago.

01-23-2003, 08:14 PM
In my view there is only one distro that you should start with and continue to use.

That my friends is Slackware.

If you are interested in Linux, then you should not be afraid to get your hands dirty from the start.

By going with Slackware you will not get into the ugly habit of relying on rpm's for all your software, and know how to compile and install from the source .

Hope I haven't turned you away from Linux with this statement, though while Red Hat and Mandrake are greate Distro's they make you too reliant on other peoples updates and patches.

As far as programming in Linux goes, well I personally was always frustrated with the amount of garbage that Microsoft API's required to get a simple text box displaied, though this does not happen in Linux.


01-24-2003, 06:03 PM
For newbies: