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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Oh, and another thing I forgot!

    Regular users expect the threads to be tagged [SOLVED] when our questions are answered.

    And it's a good habit to adopt so that people willing to help can focus on unsolved issues first.

    Easily done.

    - Go back to your first message
    - Right on top there's a link: Thread tools
    - Click and choose Mark thread solved

    Cheers,

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    JDong issues a number of warnings in this very informative link.

    Pay heed, all newbies!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?f=326
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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Nice thread. I'm subscribed, and I'll keep it handy. Got a couple more for you too.

    Guide to Forum Features
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=726219
    Thanking, beans, titles, searching, and more. Plus another thread by aysiu to post more if you think it needs it.

    Ubuntu Installation from the Community Help Wiki
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
    Community maintained page, full of tons of information useful when installing.

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Great! The more, the better

    Now, I think I'm gonna start a tag glossary. Whaddaya say?

    Jargon is great, but...

    GUI = graphic user interface (Gnome)
    CLI = command line interface (Terminal)
    Output = a "printout" (or paste) of something
    "print" = often refers to simple graphic output as opposed to paper output
    RMS = Richard M. Stallman (creator of the EMacs editor)
    Bash = scripting commands (in short, for us former? Windows users, macros)

    Anyone who can tell me what IMO is gets tag -- and adds a few common abbreviations and words to the list

    ... Pretty please?



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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    IMO - In my opinion.
    IMHO - In my humble opinion.
    BASH - Bourne Again SHell. A specific type of shell prompt that Ubuntu uses.
    GRUB - GRand Unified Bootloader. All hail.

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    For searching I recommend http://crunchbang.org/ubuntu-search-engine/
    A custom Google Search Engine providing results from Ubuntu related sites

    And for tutorials http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
    For a custom Google Search Engine providing results from Ubuntu related sites click Here

    When your problem is resolved, please mark it SOLVED

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    woohoo, I made the list!

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Quote Originally Posted by ZabiGG View Post
    Great! The more, the better

    Now, I think I'm gonna start a tag glossary. Whaddaya say?

    Jargon is great, but...

    GUI = graphic user interface (Gnome)
    CLI = command line interface (Terminal)
    Output = a "printout" (or paste) of something
    "print" = often refers to simple graphic output as opposed to paper output
    RMS = Richard M. Stallman (creator of the EMacs editor)
    Bash = scripting commands (in short, for us former? Windows users, macros)

    Anyone who can tell me what IMO is gets tag -- and adds a few common abbreviations and words to the list

    ... Pretty please?



    ZabiGG
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    haha, I love those.

    And for the newbie website list, I shamelessly suggest my blog (link in signature).

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Gosh

    I am humbled by your eagerness to help our newbie tribe!

    Keep up the good work. The psychocats link was already in there, and I'll correct the initial post a bit later to add the new stuff too. Love ya guys!

    Now, we need advice for helpful desktop tool links... to demystify desklets, themes, background, splash pages and such.

    And keep the tag rolling on that glossary! Anything useful you can think of for a newbie is welcome.

    I'll compile it into a neat glossary thread when I have enough to work with.

    Later

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    BTW, the tag concept keeps the thread recent, so more people who need help see it right away instead of having to sift through hundreds of posts

    Your help, advice and suggestions are all much appreciated!

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