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Old 07-08-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
Gerhard
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... a new convert ...


Hello there!

Well, finally, after 20+ years of using MS Windows, I have been tempted by a dutch book to leave my comfort zone. I have just bought a new PC, and it is going to be Linux & open source only.
People warn me that it will be tough to get all the hardware working, but I am ready for the challenge.

Long time ago I started my career as a mainframe programmer (good old Cobol & S360 Assembler),and though I am by no means considered a techie anymore, I still get my kicks out of taming the iron .
I guess I will need some help of y'all in the weekss to come.

I'm looking forward to the fun & frustration!
 
Old 07-08-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
marozsas
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Welcome to LQ !

We are happy and ready to help you !
I bet you will found more fun than frustration. You tell me later, ok ?

Try to start with a friendly distro like the last Ubuntu or openSuSE.
Another hint is to use the last available version. Things change too fast in linux world. A distro with 6 months is old, and with one year it is obsolete.

Fedora it is a good distro, it is my personal choice, but I would not recommend it to beginners. It has issues with playing multimedia files that are not open formats....

I am sure here you will find answers for your questions. Just ask !

best regards from LQ !
 
  


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