blender version problem

I am trying to fallow a tutorial with the same version of blender. I have blender 2.49b. But the tutorials I watched is using a different version.

So where is the problem?
Just download the according Blender Version - most likely 2.5X
If the tutorial is for an older version than 2.48 - ditch it.

I can’t find tutorials for begginers. Could someone give me a few websites?

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=blender+tutorials+for+beginners&aq=f&aqi=g5g-m1g-v3&aql=&oq=

http://gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html

You can find my getting started series here: http://www.blendercookie.com/getting-started-with-blender/

Every tutorial I look at everything is different from the version I have and the version in the video.

Please double check that you are using the latest 2.56 Beta. You can download it from here: http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/blender-256-beta/

Don’t be scared off by the “Beta” status, it is getting to be quite stable and I highly recommend you start out with it if you are just learning since many things have changed and 2.49 is already out of date.

I don’t know about beginner tutorials for blender 2.49 but when I started learning I started here:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

Randy’

Do I alwas have to extract and install blender everytime I close it? I already did it and I don’t see it in the “start menu”.

Sometimes I’ll view a tutorial and the guy in the video is working on a shape. It doesn’t show how I can get that shape