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Old 01-09-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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Introducing an old newbie


Yep - old - retired. Was a programmer and network consultant for 42 years. Newbie only to this forum. Worked with Unix for years, then Linux for the last 10 years. Amazing what I have forgotten, so I still need help. And I hope I can help others. Working with Mythbuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10 now.

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

It doesn't take long to lose the "LQ Newbie" tag and become a "member"
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ
Hoping to learn from you
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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I think you would feel at home with Slackware 12.2 It will be nice to have some one like you to keystroke us through the days. as you can see I use many systems but the never fail work horse is slackware for me.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 08:56 AM   #5
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I think you would feel at home with Slackware 12.2 It will be nice to have some one like you to keystroke us through the days. as you can see I use many systems but the never fail work horse is slackware for me.
Two friends use Slackware. I'll give it a go when I finish a Mythbuntu PVR for my son (who is sadly also mired in network administration). Poor man - took over for me when I retired.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
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Hi,

Likewise.

I'm old and relatively new to linux on the desktop anyway.

I've been playing with certain parts of the command line for years through so I guess that makes me old school and not used to the GUI thingie.

Cheers,
Steve-a-reno
 
Old 01-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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command line familiar, GUI not so

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Hi,

Likewise.

I'm old and relatively new to linux on the desktop anyway.

I've been playing with certain parts of the command line for years through so I guess that makes me old school and not used to the GUI thingie.

Cheers,
Steve-a-reno
Same here. Most of my experience has been on the server side. I use the command line to get something done, then later find a GUI interface to do the same thing. However I have also found in Fedora 10 that several GUI interfaces don't work correctly (like Samba config). I have to edit the smb.config file. And SELinux sure interferes with many operations (or I don't yet know how to use it properly). Anyway, good to hear that I'm not alone in wanting to continue to learn and have fun with these #@!?$% computers.
 
  


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