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Old 02-03-2013, 04:51 AM   #1
APswydoK
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Post Hello, stumbling my way into Linux....


I've made noises about wanting to learn about Linux for years, but finally had to be forced into it when my laptop crashed with file system errors and a techie friend salvaged it by loading Ubuntu onto it. So, doing a google search for Adobe Photoshop equivalents for Linux led me here.

I've located a local Linux meetup group and will attend my first meeting with them next week. Hopefully, between them and this, I will get more comfortable and knowledgeable about this OS that necessity requires I now use.

Maybe I'll even be able to show my military IT son a thing or two, in time!

-Kit, a woman with aspirations in web design
 
Old 05-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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My sorry laptop with Ubuntu loaded has crashed with file system errors again. Can only run Ubuntu from disk and doesn't retain anything as nothing will actually save in the machine. I'm currently using my ancient Win2k machine to do most things, although there's a lot it can't do. Looks like the last post I made or tried to make got deleted; I can't find any trace of it. Doesn't matter now anyway.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ!

Check out http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz for some pearls of Wisdom.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 05:02 AM   #4
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Smile Back, & hopefully better...

I now have a desktop running Ubuntu Studio 14.xx and a "new" reconditioned laptop running Mint 17.x. Been taking classes thru Treehouse and am even flirting with Ruby a bit. So, there's hope for me yet. Oh, I should mention the desktop is dual boot and also runs Windows 7 (I know, boo, hiss, right?) but I almost never use the Win7, just sometimes when I really need the Adobe software stuff. Yes, I do use GIMP too. Getting ready to go to a live local tutorial for web dev stuff in a few days.

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:05 AM   #5
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I now have a desktop running Ubuntu Studio 14.xx and a "new" reconditioned laptop running Mint 17.x. Been taking classes thru Treehouse and am even flirting with Ruby a bit. So, there's hope for me yet. Oh, I should mention the desktop is dual boot and also runs Windows 7 (I know, boo, hiss, right?) but I almost never use the Win7, just sometimes when I really need the Adobe software stuff. Yes, I do use GIMP too. Getting ready to go to a live local tutorial for web dev stuff in a few days.
I think you're on the right track. I myself have both Photoshop and gimp and while I find that you can do all with gimp, since I have to have W7 around for development purposes, I stick with Adobe for my real intense graphics.

I was wondering if the reason your first system persisted in dying was because the hard drive was kaput. Sounds like you've moved away from that or got some replacement parts. Happy computing and welcome to the forums!
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:53 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard.

You'll soon feel at home with Linux, because you have the right attitude.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 12:55 PM   #7
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Looks like the last post I made or tried to make got deleted; I can't find any trace of it. Doesn't matter now anyway.
Hello and welcome to a fellow Oregonian.

Your post is showing, normally someone's first post is held back until a moderator reviews it. Happened to me, too.

I agree with rtmistler that your hard drive might be failing. You can test it by using a utility offered by the hard drive manufacturer.

Regards...
 
  


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