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Old 11-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
sameol
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Hi,
I have just registered to the forum and I'm dutifully posting my intro : )
I have read a few other intros to get an idea of who are the "newbies" and was a bit surprised to find already quite a bit of technical language in some of the newbie intro posts...didn't know what some of it meant but I know is just a matter of time ; )

I've realized most people had already some or considerable knowledge of Linux or have "played" around with it before they actually migrated (my only techie word i think..if it's the right one,that is ; ) to Linux.

I don't. I have good friends who used it and for a long time heard them talked about it but the technical part of it was always too hard to understand for me, and to be honest I was never too interested in computer stuff (oh, hope i haven't jeopardized my chance of getting help here...kiddin i know you are nice people ; ) but I did like the philosophical-political side of their discussions and the underlying principles are sound and resonated with me, I thought this Linux thing is really similar to other stuff I support/fight for in other aspects of life...and slowly got into the idea that if I thought it was such a good idea maybe I should use it...but of course, I was scaaaaare (guess dont need to elaborate on this)...but eventually one day a couple of weeks ago decided to just go for it and asked one of my "linux-techie" friends to wipeout windows, do whatever he needed to do and set me up on Linux, he did..and here I am...have never used Linux, not any open source software..but hey, I'm managing o'rite...still loads of questions as to how to do everything I used to in Windows and finding where things are, right software, right hardware and all that...I expect I'll be a frequent visitor here for a long time...but all journeys start with one step...

and before leaving i wanted to thank all those moderators, admin and members that make this possible...this type of support definitely helps to spread the word!..won't be the same without it..thank you!!

Last edited by sameol; 11-25-2008 at 05:33 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
jailbait
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Originally Posted by sameol View Post
Hi,

I have just registered to the forum and I'm dutifully posting my intro : )
I have read a few other intros to get an idea of who are the "newbies" and was a bit surprised to find already quite a bit of technical language in some of the newbie intro posts...
The newbie designation doesn't have anything to do with how much you know about Linux. The newbie designation just means that you are a new member of the forum.

Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
sameol
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ooops, my mistake

oh,i see, all immersed in my own type of "newbiness" i didn't realised that...makes sense : ) Anyway, just wanted to explain about myself and my Linux learning curve/experience, that's why I mentioned it..Thanks for reply..and for clarifying : )
 
Old 11-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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Hi Sameol!
This is of the best LQ member intro I've ever read! Congratulations!
You said, that you read some techie stuff in others' intros. Well, it's not a problem if you don't say anything techie here, since it is a member intro post (techie language is not required at all in any post, but is easier to describe your problem or suggestion with it). I think you will get used to the most used terms soon, because you already have what you need to have as a linux starter. It is the willing to learn linux. With this approach of yours and the help of your friends (and LQ of course) you will learn very quickly I'm sure.
Good luck and welcome to LQ!

Last edited by pusrob; 11-25-2008 at 06:31 PM.
 
  


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