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Old 02-11-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
hndsm1
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How long does "newbie" apply to me?


When does one know they are no longer a newbie?

This is my original post, part of the newbie process.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Have a nice time.

See the link Site FAQ on the right side or this url.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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thank you,
I can tell already this is going to be a very useful place to spend some time. This is my first forum so it will be some time before I know it's full potential. I hope everyone is patient with my newbyness, newbynous?
 
Old 02-11-2015, 04:25 PM   #4
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How long does "newbie" apply to me?
I've been using Linux for nine years. So I'd say "newbie" should apply to you for at least nine years.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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Spend a month using only the framebuffer, coreutils and cli-only apps, not GUI, and you will graduate from newbie.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 05:32 PM   #6
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When you quit calling your self one?
 
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:38 PM   #7
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Im a newbie too. Been using linux since about '96 and every time i come up against something i dont know, linux or otherwise, im a newbie. Happens everyday.
Welcome
 
Old 02-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #8
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Spend a month using only the framebuffer, coreutils and cli-only apps, not GUI, and you will graduate from newbie.
This^^^^^^ Spent my first 10 years in the CLI only running Slackware email and web servers as well as Linux routers.

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Im a newbie too. Been using linux since about '96 and every time i come up against something i dont know, linux or otherwise, im a newbie. Happens everyday.
Welcome
And this^^^^^ Now after 20 years of Linux I still head back to newbie-ville more often than I would like to admit!!

Playing with FreeBSD now and am solidly living in newbie-vile! And loving it! Something to be said for stepping into it knowing nothing and having to figure everything out!
 
Old 02-11-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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Everyone here was once a newbie, and, as fogpipe points out, often still is. After ten years, I now consider myself a sophomore desktop Linux user.

I do hope to figure out regex and globbing some day. Right now, they still make my eyes glaze over.

Edit:

Also, "LQ Newbie" is not the same thing as "Linux Newbie."

Last edited by frankbell; 02-11-2015 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 10:39 PM   #10
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I've worked as a Linux admin professionally for over a decade, and I still learn new things everyday. Everyone is a newbie at something. It's not a term of shame at all.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 10:53 PM   #11
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I wouldn't pay too much attention to that.

Others may only use it to tailor an answer in some very few cases. Otherwise it's meaningless. Few people read that.
 
Old 02-12-2015, 03:59 AM   #12
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Hi everyone, I am also newbie to linux
Looking forward to learn new things...
 
Old 02-12-2015, 06:57 AM   #13
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this is a good time to post my first message. I inscribed to this site today and although I use this operating system for many years every day I learn new things and then I always feel newbe.
 
Old 02-12-2015, 07:13 AM   #14
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Just checked (Thanks veerain, post #2)... It looks like when you hit 30 posts you become a "Member" Doesn't really stop you being a Noob though.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 02-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #15
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There are plenty of areas where I still consider myself a n00b, for example anything to do with running a Linux desktop.
 
  


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