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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?
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.
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.
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.