New Linux user and several questions!

Brian Olesen brian at
Fri Jul 8 22:02:09 UTC 2005

Hi chris,
Oh please send that summery. I can't wait to read it.

Thanks in advance!

you can send it to:
brian at

Best regards
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Norman" <chris.norman4 at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: New Linux user and several questions!

>I don't know if it'll help you with Linux, I only have a nice folder the 
>size of a house with three different versions of Linux still in their 
>images, but I do have a unix command summery, might help? Give me a shout 
>and I'll send it across. Also there is a site called which 
>has a linux link on it.
> Chris Norman.
> <!-- chris.norman4 at -->
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Brian Olesen" <brian at>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 4:51 PM
> Subject: New Linux user and several questions!
>> Dear list,
>> Ok finally I did it. Never thought I would. grin
>> I'm talking about making the decition to try Linux for good and for 
>> worse.
>> More then 10 years ago I used dos allot and while studdying computer 
>> science I played a bit with Unix.
>> But 10 years is very long time without touching such a complex system, so 
>> almost all of the knoladge I had at that time has gone away.
>> With sighted help I installed a server installation yesterday based on 
>> Fedora core 4.
>> The machine is an ordenary pc celeron 2.66 GHZ 512 megs of ram, and a 40 
>> gig hard drive.
>> There is a c-media audio chip build in and the graphics card is a Nvidia 
>> tnt 2 I think.
>> The server is running fine and a good friend of mine is configuring lots 
>> of programs and services remotely.
>> Now on to the questions
>> How can I get into Linux?
>> Where do I start?
>> Shortly about my background. I'm a Microsoft certified systems engeneer 
>> Internet specialist, so at least I have good knoladge about computers in 
>> generel, and windows stuff in particular.
>> I've heard that there are diferent options to choose from when deciding 
>> wich speech system you want?
>> I can access the machine from other machines via secure crt and ssh, but 
>> is it possible to install some speech on the machine itself?
>> Well I'll not ask any more questions for now. I hope some of you more 
>> experienced users will step in, and give me some information about how to 
>> become a serious Linux user. Thanks in advance.
>> Best regards
>> Brian
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