[Cialug] new to this group, and Linux

Theron Conrey theron at conrey.org
Thu Jun 2 10:53:47 CDT 2005

IMO nothing beats a good lug for help.  All the rest of you lurkers... see don't be scared..... come on out....

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From: "sodders2005 at msn.com" <sodders2005 at msn.com>
To: <cialug at cialug.org>, <mike1371 at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 19:13:56 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Subject: Re: [Cialug] new to this group, and Linux

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?







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