[sf-lug] update from computer newbie

jim stockford jim at well.com
Fri Jul 7 13:01:55 PDT 2006

jim loves it. what do you think bob/jeff?

On Jul 7, 2006, at 12:46 PM, vincent polite wrote:

> Hey Bob,
> I was going to bring this up with Jim. I've started my quest to get my 
> RHCE. I decided to start out with Xandros because it comes with a book 
> called, "Linux Made easy" that I'm reading. I plan to install it on my 
> beater laptop, dual boot, I have some other things I want to do on it. 
> Well, I'm almost done reading the book. I now want to go back and 
> install it, future installs will be RedHat and Fedora. And do all the 
> hands on stuff. I should be ready by Wednesday of next week. I'd be 
> interested in showing up.
> What do you think Jim?
> Vince
> bob sungib <ffejveg at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  > Hey Jim - don't know if you remember me, but I came to some sflug
>  > meetings last fall/winter at which you all graciously answered my
>  > questions regarding buying my 1st computer and installing linux.
>  After
>  > many months now, I finally purchased a laptop (I just could not
>  > justify the space for a desktop). It's an ACER from newegg.com -
> cheap
>  > @ $541 - but fine for learning linux, I'm sure. I should be getting
>  my
>  > pclinuxos installation cd in the mail today and my goal is to 
> install
>  > it this weekend (sonic.net tells me I should have my dsl turned on
> > this coming Monday). I've spent the last few weeks at the library
>  > canvassing the web for installation guides and help, as well as
> > printing out the pclos installation guide and reading relevant forum
>  > posts. Most guidelines unfortunately assume a dual boot install (w/
>  > Windows) but I prefer to erase MS and have pclos as a sole os on my
>  > hd. Any suggestions or cautions would be appreciated. I would think
>  > that erasing Windows would make a  linux installation easier but I'm
>  a
> > newbie so who knows?  I understand that once you've done a few
>  > installs it's a piece of cake but for me it seems very daunting. 
> I'll
> > give it a go this weekend and see what happens. Hopefully I'm not
>  > biting off more than I can chew! If I am I'll certainly be calling
>  out
>  > to sflug-ers for help. One other question: in setting up a firewall
>  in
> > pclos my choices of what to allow are these: Apache Web server,
>  > BitTorrent, CUPS/IPP print server, Domain Name Server, FTP server,
>  > ICMP Echo (ping) Request, Mail Server, Open ssh Daemon, POP and IMAP
>  > server. Many of these are necessary I'm sure to receive e-mail,
>  > download files, print, etc., but is there anything on this list you
>  > would suggest to block (disallow)? Thanks for your help.
> >  
> > Jeff Gibson    PS: my phone # is 415.626.7095 if it is easier to
> call.
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