[ale] Where to Start?

Greg Freemyer greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 18:22:15 EDT 2010

The first thing you need to do is pick a distro (distribution, ie.
Redhat, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, lots
of others) you want to work with.

You will invest a lot of learning curve into it originally, so you
want to pick one you can live with for a while.  They all have mostly
the same basic tools, but there are significant differences, so it is
an important choice.

If you can make tonight's meeting at the Emory campus, you should go:

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for 7:30pm, Thursday, June 17th, 2010

directions: http://mail.ale.org/?page_id=2

It's a round table discussion of various distros as I understand it.
The kickoff distro is Ubuntu I think.

Since its a round table you can ask lots of questions and hopefully
get some useful answers.

Once you have a distro, you can worry about which projects you want to
join, etc.


On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Lenaud Hughes <lenaudhughes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm completely new to Linux and open source software in general. Where
> should a novice, like myself, start in learning about the Linux OS and
> participating in open source projects.
> Any comments would be welcomed.
> p.s. I have an introductory working knowledge of Java and C+, but would like
> to learn Python, Perl, or maybe something like Lisp
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