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My path to linux

Posted 03-13-2011 at 03:10 PM by Animal X

hi,
i am a noob
so im writing this for other noobs
i started out on a trs-80 color computer(and learned some basic as a teen, just for fun)
an IDS intelect ibm compatible that we loaded dos into from a floppy(the real ones), this was so i could play Flight Simulator
apple iie(very little on this, it was my parents, lol)
then win 95 (got me into dealing with spreadsheets)
then win 98 (got me into internet chat and gaming, no kidding)
then win xp got me into filesharing, ahem, and wifi
then vista got me into backing up my DVD's
then mepis got me looking at linux, but i was gonna keep vista
fedora got me wanting to find a way to make linux work for me, so i could get rid of windows
ubuntu finally got me away from windows
and since then:
i still haven't compiled anything yet
but i can use terminal
i can write simple bash scripts
i can fix other peoples problems if they are simple
i can clone a drive, cd, or dvd
i can install multiple OS's on one drive
at one time i had vista, mepis, fedora, ubuntu, and several data partitions all on the same hdd, and it all worked.
i haven't done anything with networks yet, but i can get my laptop connected to a node in terminal


the main reason i went to linux, it's free. But also it's not a hassle with DRM like in windows, and it does what I want it to do, not what microsux thinks i want. And it's faster.
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