Re: Virgin, Be gentle
From: Lenard (lenard_at_127.0.0.1)
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 13:13:26 GMT
On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:51:56 +0930, Kravin wrote:
> Let me start out by saying I'm a Windows XP user, (*checks for incoming
> rocks*) as much as I hate Microsoft I do like their OS. A little like a
> racist saying "I hate the people but I like their food"
> Recently I have Installed FC2 on VMware to expand my knowledge (or lack
> of) of Linux.
> Fedora Core 2 was recommended to me as a "nice" distro, and compared to
> RH 7.3 (which I also have Installed on VMware) I like it.
You should like FC2 since RHL7.3 and FC2 are related, just a few
generations (4 to be exact) apart.
> OK, so, my question is:
> As someone who is coming to Linux from XP, Can someone point me to some
> recourses that will explain in a fair amount of detail some of the
> command tools included in Linux and some instruction on how to use them
> and what file extension is associated with what application?.
Most of the commands have man pages and/or info pages for them, open a
console or xterm session and type something like 'man command_name'
without the quotes for example;
$ man cdrecord
CDRECORD(1) Schily´s USER COMMANDS CDRECORD(1)
cdrecord - record audio or data Compact Disks or Digital
Versatile Disks from a master
cdrecord [ general options ] dev=device [ track options
Cdrecord is used to record data or audio Compact Discs on an
Orange Book CD-Recorder or to write DVD media on a DVD-Recorder.
File extensions for the some part are associated by the application
designers (just like in Windows for the most part). But the choices on
which ones to use are left up to you. For example, mp3 files can be
associated with more than twenty different applications, you as the user
can choose which application(s) can be used for playing the file(s), which
one(s) are used to create the file(s), which one(s) are used to edit them
and so on. You are not forced into to having any applications not wanted
by design. FC2 comes with three different GUI interfaces, Gnome, KDE and
XFCE you are free to install any of them or none of them. The default
choice for FC2 is Gnome but that can be changed at any time. Other GUI
interfaces can be added or removed as well (http://xwinman.org/).
> Being an XP user im used to double clicking on a file and letting the
> wizards do their thing. Compiling and configuring an applications
> installation on Linux is a little daunting at the moment, not that im
> not keen, but most information I have found on problems I have come
> across, assume that I have some kind of experience with Linux already.
> I don't just want to know just *How* to perform tasks with Linux, I want
> to *Understand* Linux, and be able to use it confidently as I do a MS
> OS. Just looking for a "Boost up" in getting started with Linux I
You can find lots of information about using (and learning) FC2 by
visiting; http://fedoranews.org/ and other places.
Also visit the Linux Documentation Project; http://www.tldp.org/ you can
spend lots of time (days, weeks and months) learning just about
You can also purchase a books for FC2 anf Linux in general like;
All the books linked on the page are also worth reviewing/purchasing.
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