[Cialug] new to this group, and Linux

sodders2005 at msn.com sodders2005 at msn.com
Wed Jun 1 19:13:56 CDT 2005

Michael I  just started to get serious about learning Linux when I saw some
of the best things being driven by Linux.  

If looking for support I would start with Suse or Red Hat.

My first venture was with the Red Hat Linux 9 Bible.  With this detailed
book I was very surprised how much I could accomplish just taking it chapter
by chapter.

I am new to the OS but here are a few places that have helped me a great

TUX - New Linux User Magazine [pdf]
Check out the month of June for a good article about MEPIS http://www.mepis
com/ . 


Good reviews of different distros here:

and my favorite place to visit

Good Luck !

-------Original Message-------
From: Michael; Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Date: 06/01/05 17:17:34
To: cialug at cialug.org
Subject: [Cialug] new to this group, and Linux
Hello everyone,
My name is Michael Davis -- I live in Urbandale and I'm new to this
list.  I'm on the digest version for now, but I joined this list at
the suggestion of a friend because I want to install Linux on one of
my home computers.
I was (a little bit) into programming on the Commodore 64 when I was a
kid in the 80s, and want to get back into programming again.  All the
reading I have done recently indicates that my first step is to be
working in Linux, so here I am.
I'm pretty clueless at this stage.  I'm thinking of buying Linux
instead of downloading it for free, because that way I'd get some
phone support while I figure out what I'm doing.  Any thoughts?
ERROR 406: file corrupt: config.earth -- reboot universe? (Y/N)
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