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my history with Linux--all too short!

Posted 11-15-2008 at 11:52 PM by SrDorothy

A few years ago I heard about Linux while learning Windows admin by the seat of my pants and the help of some patient friends. I first joined our local computer users group, Olympia Microcomputer Users Group (OMUG), and a couple of years ago began attending OMUG's GNU/Linux special interest group. It seemed to me that Linux is the future, and I hoped "someday" to exchange some or all of our Windows machines for Linux ones.

I met some really interesting people in that group, some who were whizzes with computers when I was a toddler and others who are more recent learners.

One of them helped me set up a Linux server (SUSE 10.2) for files and email at our monastery--I learned a lot working with him. Since then I've also used Ubuntu and Mepis. We now have 2 Mepis computers in our common work room where some Sisters go to get email, browse the Internet, etc., along with a couple of Windows machines. Since I'm learning as I go, I have to move pretty slowly--figuring things out barely ahead of someone who wants to know how to do whatever!

But it feels good to have taken some steps on the road to fulfilling my dream of converting to Linux!
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