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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Data Dump Of All My Linux Knowledge

For no apparent reason, I decided to start playing with Linux on my desktop computer. I had Windows XP and was satisfied with it mainly because - well - that was all that I had ever used. I had heard that Linux was difficult to use, all command line, and limited GUI. None of those things attracted me. However, I had also heard that it was immune to the Windows viruses that pollute the internet and that it ran much faster on older machines, like mine, than did Windows. Now that did interest me so I dove in.

Chances are, if you are reading this blog, then you have already taken that plunge or you are about to. You then are a Linux Noob like me. I've been using Kubuntu for only a few months now so I still qualify as a Noob. Welcome to the club!

Why the blog? Well, as a Noob I am always learning so I decided to blog all the things that I discover in my Linux journey in a way to help other Noobs like me. I intend to post some of my favorite and most useful links because, eventually, you will need them. For example, one day you will want to network your Linux machine to a Windows machine. Do you know how? Or you may want to buy a printer for your Linux box - which ones are Linux friendly? What the heck is a sda1, hda1, sdb1, etc? I've been there. Done that.

So. Stay tuned. I'll slowly build this blog into something useful.



Anonymous said...


Was reading your struggle to get ra wireless (rt61 drivers) installed in ubuntu. Did you finally succed, can you guide me. I am trying to use a dlink dwl-630 e2 card supposed to run using the rt61 driver



Mike said...

What version of Ubuntu are you using? I'm using 8.10 and have not yet tried the 9.04 version.