Follow-up: trying to avoid the smoke test approach.
As a follow-up to this post
and the myriad useful responses I got, I have one question (and lots of thanks).
People gave me links all over the place, and suggested innumerable sources I could use to learn more about Linux in general and what I can do with my eee in particular, which is great because gives me a lot to work with before I have to come 'round knocking on people's doors asking questions instead of finding the answers for myself.
So the question is this: is there anything I should stay away from? A lot of the responses were along the lines of, "You could try such and such, they have a lot of good information." So...are there sites or sources notorious for bad
information, or information which, while accurate, is not necessarily helpful?
I'm *not* trying to start flames, here. I wouldn't understand them, anyhow. I just wonder if there are known dubious resources (e.g., "There's Linux in a Nutshell
, but it's really out of date."), or--
Maybe this is really the better question: if I start looking at a forum or a wiki or whatever, do you have suggestions for how I should judge whether it's a good place for a credulous newbie to be?