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« on: June 21, 2011, 04:58:44 AM »

 Being new to Linux I have much to learn.
Sometimes my questions seem almost too basic to ask anyone about.
When something is clear it seems simple but until then it can be very evasive.
 In Windows I had a clear understanding of where files would be located whenever a new program was installed.
Not the case for me with Linux.
I still do not understand the basic layout of Pardus.
Is there a good tutorial that someone might suggest?
I don't want to trouble others with simple questions but I still do not know what to expect when I install a new program. I have difficulty locating what I would normally call the "exe" or execution files for programs (I realize that Linux does not use "exe" files). Does the Pardus directory structure differ in any important way from the common Linux directory structure?

 Another challenge for me that would be simple for those with experience is how to view other Linux installs on my computer. These may be located on different partitions or possibly a different hard drive. I can view my windows installs in Dolphin with no problem but my other Linux installs do not show up and it still escapes me as to what I need to do to view them. I know it has to be so simple that this makes others smile or maybe even laugh but for me it's more like .....duh.  Huh?

Any links to other posts or suggestions for good help files on these things and many others like them would be helpful.
John A
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 05:32:10 AM »

I think if you get a Linux book and read about it it's good:

Or look online:


But I prefeer a book to read.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 06:13:43 AM »

Two great sites, John A. Thanks.
I've been doing lots of online research and learning quite a bit for sure.
I think I'm reaching overload with my questions and I'm uncertain as to how much Pardus actually differs from other distros.
 It's a whole new world for me but I'm loving it because it belongs to us and not the MS giant.
Still it's a lot to learn for me.
I'm just used to knowing right where to look and this is all different and new to me.
I still haven't figured out how to manage all my hardware yet. I'm used to the device manager in windows and having to always update drivers, etc. constantly. I know there are programs for all of this and eventually I'll discover them. For instance, I am making mental notes on back up solutions as I go along. There are many solutions available but I know one will turn out to be the latest and greatest approach. I hate to set one up and then discover a better solution a week later. So far the forums have been my best friend.
There's a lot to wade through and I hope to remember my experience so that I can help others in the future with the learning curve of Linux.
Guess I'm just not used to everything working so well!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 08:02:08 AM »

JohnA, I found a couple links with helpful info for newbies like myself looking to learn more about Linux.
Might want to bookmark these for the next helpless newbie.  Roll Eyes
All of it free.
I'm liking this one pretty well. http://www.linux-tutorial.info/index.php
Several others are listed here. http://education-portal.com/articles/10_Sites_Offering_Free_Linux_Courses_Online.html
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