Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by letsrock
Linux "Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realize that there may be a few 'new ways of doing things' to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux."
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by dylansmrjones on Sat 7th Jan 2006 00:41 UTC
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He's description of the file system hierachy is all wrong.

I believe the many errors in the article would make the *nix experience more confusing for newbie, rather than less confusing.

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by Sphinx on Sat 7th Jan 2006 01:30 in reply to "DOH"
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What part of his file system description did you see as wrong? Linux, windows or both?

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RE[2]: DOH
by dylansmrjones on Sat 7th Jan 2006 15:37 in reply to "RE: DOH"
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Well, he got them sort of right, but the comparison between them is wrong.

Settings / equal to C: is wrong for an instance.

/ is more equal to 'My Computer' than to C:

Another thing is that Windows doesn't have a really equivalent to /

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