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The "geeky" words you refer to all have very specific meanings. With specific meanings we can be precise. Take any field and you'll find a specific vocabulary: math, art, automotives, cycling, baseball etc.
As someone above said "Push the thingy" isn't exactly clear.
Also, no worries about not using the CLI. I put my mom on a Linux computer- she has a big logo for Firefox. That's about all she uses it for.
You post is the only sensible one Ive read all the others are littered with acronyms that mean nothing to me. I mean why would you use acronyms in reply to my post when I have just stated that I don't understand them? Talk about dummies. I'm out of here,if these are the sort of people that I'm going to have to associate with to learn linux, you can keep it.I think geek means wanker now days.goodbye.
I'm guessing that car related lingo you know the terms Petrol, Plugs, Cap, Plug Gap, MPH, KPH, P, R, N, D.
But I'm also certain that being around the car, and people that speak car-lingo, helped you learn these terms. So, in your generation's world, people grew up around cars, and talking about cars and being 'geeks' about cars,.. whereas my generation has grown up around electronics, and computers, and networking and linux.
So you calling me a geek because I know my way around linux, is just like your elder telling you he doesn't understand a thing about that new fangled buggy cart with lights on it, and horses work perfectly well for him, ho hum, and being all curmudgeony about it.
Just remember that with your comment, you have chosen to disconnect yourself from the changing world, because things are too different, too hip, too much of a fad, too fast, too Acronym heavy etc... just like the generation before you disconnected from your world because the music was too loud and the cars too fast,.. and you probably promised yourself that you would never be like that.
In my opinion -- when I am 60, I hope to have my wits about me and enjoy learning and my family, just as much as i do now. Hope you can find that enjoyment as well.
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Computer terms are Abstracted to a point of semantics. If it was taught from the logic gate on up we would not be using 'StarTrek' terms. Everything with the term virtual attached to it ;for example ,actually means B.S.