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Old 11-19-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
Ladd O'Pitt
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Introducing myself


At http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t-here-654375/ thereís a thread that begins with the following question:

Problems with English? Questions? Vocabulary, grammar... Post here

Though English was my first language I grew up on a non-English speaking country and have lived most of my life there. So, Iíve been losing my English fluency since I was a kid and I think thatís one of my major drawbacks in overcoming my computer illiteracy.

Thatís why I thought that thread would be the best place to make my first post.
But, alas, to my surprise my attempt was interrupted by a LinuxQuestions.org.Message telling me I do not have permission to access that page.

I never tried to edit someone elseís post or to access administrative features and I am not aware that my account is disabled or that itís awaiting activation.

Is it true I must first post here before posting anywhere else?

With my best regards to you all
 
Old 11-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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LinuxQuestions.org.Message telling me I do not have permission to access that page.
Hi,Ladd O'Pitt,I get that as well but I have just ignored stuff like that... LOL welcome to LQ
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Hi Hughe!!
Thank you for your welcome!!
Ladd O'Pitt
 
Old 11-21-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ
 
Old 11-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #5
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Talking Thank you for your welcome H_TexMex_H!!

I would like to continue introducing myself in this thread if that doesn't bother the LQ community.

I've got great expectations regarding Linux and I hate disappointing people.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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I would like to continue introducing myself in this thread if that doesn't bother the LQ community.
Continue away! No one has to read it, if they don't want.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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Welcome, Ladd O'Pitt.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 08:30 PM   #8
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Smile Hi frankbell!!

Sorry for the delay in thanking your welcome!

I have some problems with a Linux distro and I think that my computer illiteracy might be making it difficult for me to overcome them, so Iím searching for a place in the Internet, that is not biased towards Microsoft and that is willing to help people like me to achieve their goal.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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Welcome to Linux.

Keep telling yourself (and this has the virtue of being true) that Linux is not hard, but it is different from Windows.

These are references that have helped me, in addition to Google, LQ, and alt.comp.os.slackware.

Here's a good basic intro to Linux. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but the information is solid. I wish I had known about it when I started with Linux five+ years ago. (I have found about dot com to be a good reference site for a lot of topics--their CSS tutorials are excellent.)

The Slackbook is also great. It's Slackware-oriented, so it's very good on basics, such as permissions, file structure, and the like.

Garrels's Introduction to Linux is extremely detailed and very thorough. I would recommending waiting a couple of weeks or months and getting your feet wet before tackling it.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #10
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Welcome to LQ
 
Old 11-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #11
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Explaining Frankbell, JoshyJ & the community

My delay in thanking both welcomes and Frankbellís tips are due to the fact that I had thought of taking advantage of these thanks to continue introducing myself.

But Iím actually experiencing a dilemma that is related with the problem Iím having with a Linux distro I mentioned on post #8 of this thread.

That problem is hindering my introduction into this forum because I donít want to introduce myself as someone who has had a bad experience with that distro but I canít say Iíve had an excellent experience with it.

May be I should introduce myself as someone who had great expectations on that distro and because of reasons that are unknown to me at this time feels rather disappointed.

Perhaps I should also introduce myself as a person who is trying to find out in this forum the reasons for his disappointment, who wants to continue introducing himself to this Linux community and who wants to know if this community has objections to what he is trying to do.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #12
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But I’m actually experiencing a dilemma that is related with the problem I’m having with a Linux distro I mentioned on post #8 of this thread.
Is there any special reason that you don't want to disclose that problem of yours in the most relevant forum here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ for it to get solved ?

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 12-01-2010 at 02:35 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 12-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #13
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Wink Love affair

Thank you for your concern Anishakaul.
You asked:
Quote:
Is there any special reason that you don't want to disclose that problem of yours in the most relevant forum here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ for it to get solved ?
Yes, there's a special reason for that.

Before 2009 I had heard and read about free software and Linux distros but had never used a free software operating system.

During the first months of 2009, by chance, I had the opportunity of trying one.

And I think I fell in love with it.!!!

Our romance went steady for about 9 months, but then suddenly, OS refused talking to me and I really don't know what has happened to our relationship.

Whatís worse, OS's community hasn't yet been able to give me a good explanation of what has happened.

And there are times when I feel so miserable and I cry so loud that kind and sensible people like you ask the sort of things you have asked.

But I must be cautious for if I talk too much I might harm the community that supports OS and I donít want to do that for it surely would hurt my beloved.

So, thanks, Iíll always keep in mind your kind suggestion and if I continue needing help and I feel I can control my words you can be sure I will contact you again.

Best regards

Last edited by Ladd O'Pitt; 03-23-2011 at 09:50 AM. Reason: adding underlined "software"
 
  


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