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Pr13st 01-09-2010 06:41 PM

Finally made the plunge...
Hi all... long time computer user... from my first TRS-80 Model 1 through DOS, and Windows from 3.1 through to Windows 7.

I'm the IT Infrastructure Tech for a major utility in Canada, and have worked for IBM, government departments, and through ALL that, I've NEVER had the opportunity to work in Linux. But always wanted to.

I have used Unix in an incredibly minor way, and have tried to learn Linux commands, but never had a Linux system to try them on.

I rebuilt a laptop for the sole purpose of FINALLY making the break! And with a copy of Ubuntu 9.10 so freshly burnt you can almost smell it, I've finally gotten around to doing what I meant to do YEARS ago!

And GAWD does it feel good!

It went far smoother than I ever imagined it would, and even my girlfriend is jealous that the desktop is so much nicer looking than her OS/Bill unit... I might make her a convert yet! LOL!!!

Looking forward to talking to you all, and I apologise in advance for my many newb questions...


bsdunix 01-09-2010 08:40 PM

Welcome to LQ.

GooseYArd 01-09-2010 09:06 PM

Hey were you a CoCo guy after the model 1? :)

Pr13st 01-10-2010 07:56 PM

CoCo!!! YAH!!! :D

Originally Posted by GooseYArd (Post 3820689)
Hey were you a CoCo guy after the model 1? :)

That was the big upgrade lol! Although I hated the keyboards on them... but having COLOUR?!! I skipped the Commodore Vic 20 and 64... stuck with the Trash 80s lol!

Thanks for the welcome you guys...

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