[quote author=hawkcl link=board=7;threadid=10700;start=0#msg96066 date=1127133594]
I'm sorry, but that did not make any sense to me. But I guess from a certain point of view Linux has some areas which fits well with others.
That is why I hope to learn more on the OS. I have heard so many good things about Linux but have not tried it.
Right now, I am only reading a lot from the web site. Could you give me some direction where should I start from?
I really want to get started on my linux and finally cut Windows out.
My points will make more sense once you get linux a bit more.
As for learning, I would either ask specific questions or get a good book on linux and go from there. I do suggest the book, since you can always refer to it, and take it with as reading material while at school, work, bus, plane, train, etc.
Linux is simply put, a UNIX like OS. It has the UNIX mindset and filesystem. So if you have used BSD, Solaris, AIX, DEC -- its very similar to that, just with more software and a strong aim at usability.
Personally, I would reccommend the following choices depending on what skill level you are at:
Zero Technical Skill : Linspire
Some, but willing to do some grunt work : Fedora Core or Ubuntu or SuSE.
A good amount or higher : Slackware or the above Fedora, Ubuntu, and SuSE. Linspire is great for t he lazy, such as myself, too. My personal favorite (as the avatar shows) is Fedora, and Red Hat's products. They arent difficult to use, but can be very powerful to the power user. Ubuntu has gotten a buttload better since their first release.
To just try out linux, go over to Linspire's site, and grab their Live CD, or hit Ubuntu and SuSE for similar free downloads. These LiveCD's are bootable CD's that dont touch the hard drive, but let you use linux. Great for repair work too. Unfortunately I cannot offer you a fedora Live CD at this time.