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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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My blog here has a new home on Blogspot

Posted 01-30-2011 at 11:18 PM by Kenny_Strawn

For those of you who haven't seen my blog on LQ, I have decided to fork it over to here. The reason why I am choosing to bring my blog here is because (1) I want to have more control over my blog, (2) I want to get less criticism, and (3) The LQ blog was created at a time when I was less mature.

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  1. Old Comment
    You know scrolling with mouse on your new blog is painfully slow,
    Posted 02-05-2011 at 01:56 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    You know scrolling with mouse on your new blog is painfully slow,
    Same here...maybe you could do with a little less transparency? It's a killer on FF's renderer.
    Posted 02-05-2011 at 11:22 PM by MrCode MrCode is offline
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    I don't have any problems w/ Google Chrome.
    Posted 02-06-2011 at 03:03 AM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    Works fine for me with Firefox 4 Beta 11.
    Posted 02-13-2011 at 10:51 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
 

  



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