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rcbyr

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Can a newbie handle it?
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:46:54 pm »
 :)    Vector Linux 6.0 has really caught my imagination! However, with its roots in Slackware I'm afraid I can't handle it. I can do Ubuntu for example, as long as I don't have to go to a command line. So, my question is, in Vector Linux 6.0 will I have to?? Can a newbie handle it?
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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 09:26:59 pm »
I was very much a newbie when I started with Vector.  Like you I came from Ubuntu as my first Linux experience. 
Depending on how you plan on using your computer (and I have no idea how that is), you may never touch the command line in Vector.
What I can say is that you have already made a choice that will make your Vector experience as easy as possible and that is joining this forum. Really a great group here. I'm sure any questions you do have as you adjust will be answered.
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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 04:03:21 am »
Glad you Chose Vector think you'll find there are very few times that you'd have to use the C.L.  But if your willing to learn this is a great group for teaching.
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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 06:00:54 am »
 :o Wow, two answers overnight! I'm going to buy a second computer and take the Vector plunge. I really appreciate your encouragement.
-Will let you know how it goes. Tks.

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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 09:02:52 am »
There are times when things go wrong in Ubuntu that you really do need the command line.  The same is true in Vector Linux.  There are many things that can be handled through the GUI that are just plain faster and easier to deal with if you get comfortable on the command line.  That's true in Vector Linux or Ubuntu or any other Linux.

So... my answer is that it may be a bit more work to install Vector Linux than Ubuntu simply because the VL installer asks more questions and gives you more choices of how to install.  Once its running and configured properly Vector isn't any harder than Ubuntu or any easier.  My advice to all who are new to Linux is first get your system running in a way that's comfortable to you.  Then if you want to do something and someone suggests a command line solution don't be afraid to try their suggestion.  It's isn't all that hard (or hard at all) once you lose the phobia :)
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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 03:22:09 pm »
This thread has good recommendations for lists of CLI commands.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=5236.0
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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 03:28:55 pm »
:o Wow, two answers overnight! I'm going to buy a second computer and take the Vector plunge. I really appreciate your encouragement.
-Will let you know how it goes. Tks.

Hi rcbyr,

and welcome to Vector and the forum...

Actually, I'm surprised you didn't get four answers overnight --- we're a really friendly and helpful bunch here!

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Re: Can a newbie handle it?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 04:06:53 pm »
Oh yes,...I can say from experience that a "newbie" can handle Vector!  Well,...I first tried it about a year ago (when just starting out in linux-land).  I kept wanting to use it sooooo bad,.....but (like you said) it was basically Slackware, and that pretty well scared me.  But by reading and searching the forum, here,...(and with very kind help)..
It's my main OS now.  Don't care to use any of the "Big" distros anymore (I'm thoroughly spoiled by Vector).