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From DOS/Windows to Linux HOWTO

By Guido Gonzato, ggonza at

Version 1.3.5. 31 August 2000.

This HOWTO is dedicated to all the (soon to be former?) DOS and Windows users who have decided to switch to Linux, the free UNIX clone. The purpose of this document is to help the reader translate his or her knowledge of DOS and Windows into the Linux environment, as well as providing hints on exchanging files and resources between the two OSes.

1. Introduction

2. For the Impatient

3. Meet bash

4. Files and Programs

5. Using Directories

6. Floppies, Hard Disks, and the Like

7. What About Windows?

8. Tailoring the System

9. Networking: Concepts

10. A Bit of Programming

11. The Remaining 1%

12. The End, for Now

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