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karthick chinnathambi
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hi everyone,

i am new to linux operating system....
i want to learn it from the basics...

first of all i don't understand the directory structure of all linux systems...
i find it hard to locate the path in which the softwares get installed...

can any one help me in understanding these stuffs.......
 
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Well, have you tried to Google for "linux directory structure"? You'll find a long list of useful links.

What Linux distribution are you using?
 
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i am using fedora 11....

ya i have got the directory structure...

is there any way to get the script files (.rpm,.gz,etc) that is downloaded via yum and store them for future use(offline install on my computer)...

it will be useful for me next time if i re-install my operating system..
i need not fo online and search for it again...

and what's the difference between KDM and GDM...(Genome).. In what way they both differ?
 
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it will be useful for me next time if i re-install my operating system..
i need not fo online and search for it again...

Unless you plan on reinstalling next week, this will not do you much good - patches to the packages come out quite often. So you should download them again rather than relying on older packages. And package dependencies might required fresh downloads.

and what's the difference between KDM and GDM...(Genome).. In what way they both differ?

This is also something you should google - there are lots of sites/blogs/etc that describe the differences. Oh, and KDE 4 is completely different from KDE 3.5. And with Fedora 11 you are stuck with KDE 4 (I think), so keep that in mind when looking at reviews.

But, the only way you can really tell which one is the best for you is to try each one. Personally I thought KDE 3.5 was close to perfection. KDE 4 leaves me tearing my hair out - I hate it - it feels like they tried to out-Vista Vista and succeeded! Gnome is adequate but has some good usability points.
 
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Thanks for your reply friend........
 
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karthick chinnathambi wrote:hi everyone,

i am new to linux operating system....
i want to learn it from the basics...

first of all i don't understand the directory structure of all linux systems...
i find it hard to locate the path in which the softwares get installed...

can any one help me in understanding these stuffs.......

I use linux is not a very long time, is so that there are several different linux installation method, and a source code install, rpm package installation, deb package installation, etc., produced by the different installation path is different, welcome to together with the exchange.
 
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David, I am not sure what your question is...

Also, it would have been better is you asked you question in a new topic, and not attached it to an old topic. (I already admonished you regarding asking for replies via email, so I would do that again here )
 
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