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TomH    Posted 10-19-2004 at 18:26:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is a different Tom, not me. But he's managed to get a complete Linux operating system on a single floppy. It works pretty well. If you know what you're doing you can use to to boot any computer (Windows or Linux) and get into the file system. It's command line only of course, so you really need to know your way around.

Clod    Posted 10-19-2004 at 18:34:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks new Tom!! I will go there and see that.My problem is commands.I hope to order A book with those in it in a few days.It is hard to work these without knowing the commands. Ill look at your things,.Thanks.Come back and add more if you can later.

Tom H    Posted 10-20-2004 at 16:22:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
You'll never learn all of the commands, there are thousands of them. A pocket reference like this one is a good place to start.

And any Unix oldtimer will tell you the first and most important command to learn is the online manual system - 'man'. If you haven't tried it yet, try looking at a few man pages:

man ls
man cd
man chmod

Peanut    Posted 10-19-2004 at 18:40:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, check out UNIX command books. Linux is an offshoot of UNIX. UNIX is my programming world that is why I cannot help you with Linux. I have never tried to install or run it but spent years programming UNIX apps.

Seems like you are doing very well with it though.

Keep in mind that Linux is (for the most part) open source code. Which means that anyone with any programming skills can write an application. While this is nice for consumer, it does not bring much for quality control.

Safe computing and keep looking. The magical Operating System is still out there ........

Don't tell anyone but it just may be Macintosh's latest .......... Shhhhh!

Clod    Posted 10-19-2004 at 18:54:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wel..Lenore says.That is the original Tom ,But the Linux Tom is another guy.Anyway.I will read more. Thanks Tom.Peanut see this>> here is a wikiwiki. Use the wikiwiki. << This is the language they use. It makes little sense but.I know where to oder a book. Not at this one ,,But theres a lot of Linux here.I load severa; hard drives then just switch .Each to an individual; PC

Clod    Posted 10-19-2004 at 19:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must have marked the wrong page of the freebytes place.But a big list of Linux systems is there somewhere. My favorite so far is Xandros 2.Fast loading and easy to understand most of the operations. But each one I have loaded , I ran into the problem of loading Yahoo mesenger in UNIX .It never comes out of the box thought I can see it and cause it to go places.I fixed my nices PC and loded Xandros so she can contact me. everything works but messenger.Anyway,My pal founf Unix Linux commands online for me just now.I will print them as I use them. The Linux things are fun to do.Diffrent, and the sounds are fun too.

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