[Ilugc] Learning Linux
mbchandar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 16:09:11 IST 2005
On 22 Mar 2005 09:57:34 -0000, ganesan veebaa <vb_ganesan at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> I am aged 50
> and am interested in Linux
> for many years but unable to
> lay my hands as my office system
> fully geared up with windows. But
> I used to read abt linux regularly.
> Recently I was having discussion
> with my younger daughter studying
> VIII Std. who is also showing interest
> in learning Linux.
> First I would like to ask which institute
> will be suitable for novice like us?
> How much it will cost?
> In case if I buy a cheap computer
> for my home , can I get a Linux system
> installed. Some of persons I knew in
> the hardware ( those who give supply
> to our office ) were not supportive of
> Linux and frighten me !
> I read that Mandrake or Suse is
> most suitable for Desktops.
> If so where I can get a Box of it
> and at what price?
> Whether we can learn linux directly
> from the home system itself?
> Whether Star office will also be included
> because my daughter may have to prepare
> so much for her classes.
> expecting the expert's opinions.
> Thanks and regards
> Ganesan vb
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To start with, you can run the live CD of distros like Knoppix to get
to know more. once u r comfortable with that because they give the
real picture of linux will be and then try for the installation of
Fedora or mandrake which is very easy to use. Most distros contains
Office suites from sun microsystems named OpenOffice.org. I recommend
mandrake linux for You!
bala> balachandar muruganantham
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