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Okay, I have finally got around to saying Hello to you all.
After having spent 25 years as software developer for windows, I have now retired and am playing around. Again!
Despite only having finally set up my membership with LinuxQuestions today, I have been playing around with linux for a couple of years.
I used to work with a guy called Bernie R. who was always going on about Linux being better! But having no need for it I didn't bother checking it out. How wrong I was!
I know have much more time to play around an what a revelation it has become.
Having had a heart attack and a stroke with no pension funds were not as forthcoming as I would have liked. My 7 year old pc was suffering from Windows Vista bloat ware. Now, that I am playing around with Linux it is so much quicker that I don't need an upgrade. That said... Santa has told me that I'm getting a new one for Christmas. Thank go God, or Lesley (my wife)!
There will be many more posts to come, but for other Newbies having a stab at linux here are some of my favourites:
Puppy (great for newbies - it's got nearly everything you need and is quick to load). It's a pitty Barry is doing something else!
Fedora (great software but a little slower).
Linux Lite (this is my favourite at the moment).
Linux Mint and all the others I cannot get to work on my pc.