Any mailing list for Fedora newbies?
geraldlt at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 19:30:17 UTC 2005
Rajev Mhasawade wrote:
> It seems this group is meant for geeks.I hardly understand anything :'(
> Is there any special group for Fedora newbies??
> Plzz lemme know.
This is the newbie list, I am going to give you some suggestions first
You will find you get better responses to your questions if you read up
a bit first before asking.
- read the release notes for FC3
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc3/x86/ or FC2
- always search your question on http://www.google.com/linux
- check http://www.fedorafaq.org and see if your question is covered on
the site, all common questions are there, and the maintainer has a FAQ
for all 3 versions of FC.
- you can also check http://www.fedoraforum.org/ for answers too
- you can check the list archive by going here
These are some suggestions that I give to all new Linux users,
references to help you understand how things work:
There are also some good Linux guides for beginners at http://www.tldp.org/
- Introduction to Linux -
- Bash Guide for Beginners -
This last one is only when you are ready for some more advanced stuff.
- The Linux System Administrator's Guide -
Another thing to do is buy a book that lists the common commands and
shows you usage examples.
- the two that I use a lot are:
- "Linux - In a Nutshell" published by O'Reilly
- "Linux Essential Reference" published by New Riders
Just remember that when you first used Microsoft Windows that you were
probably just as lost as you now feel with Linux. When you use
something for the first time it helps to read up on it, and the nice
thing about Linux is most of the information is available for free on
I am definitely not an expert user, I am getting better, but I would
consider myself an amateur user at best. So take it from one amateur
user to another, online references are your friend, always search for
your question to see if it has already been asked by someone else. At
least 3/4 of the time I can find an answer to my question by just
searching on the resources I listed in this e-mail.
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