I ordered the box version of openSUSE 11.0 (11.1?). In the meantime (being impatient), I downloaded 11.0, burned the DVD and installed it. It seems to be working fine. I muddled around and got internet service (had to change the DNS), Kmail, writer etc working. So, I have the bsics of a fine working computer.
Now, I am so lost. Would someone recommend an online “Getting Started with the Basics” type tutorial that will walk me through the openSUSE OS step by step?
Also, being an old guy, I need a BOOK. On Amazon, they have only one that mentions openSUSE 11 directly. It is “OpenSUSE 11.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Bible” by Whittaker and Davies. Is there something better anyone could recommend?
I have messed with computers since the 60s when I was in graduate school and computers occupied whole buildings. I bought an Apple IIe when they first came out, switched to Windows when the 95 version came out and have a layman’s understanding of Windows through W2k Pro. I am through with Microsoft - they have priced and micro-managed themselves out of the home computer market as far as I am concerned.
I want to get a good grounding in Linux. I am retired, have time and enjoy learning new things. I want to be the “go-to” openSUSE Linux nerd in the small community where I live. My friends and family can afford Linux software and I can find free hardware that will run it (Businesses donate when Microsoft comes out with a new version).
But first I have to start somewhere. Advice appreciated!!
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