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Old 11-03-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
avarweth
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Location: Lansing, Michigan
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Just a Girl-Geek, Learning Linux...


I've been a geek since I got my first computer (Atari 800XL), and it only got "worse" when I discovered UNIX and Linux. I love this platform!

I'm currently dual-booting Windows ME and Redhat 9.

The Millennium is going to go soon; I just installed my system's "restore" disk because well, I don't know. I hate that OS. I'm going to replace it with 98SE, just to run a few games and apps that I don't have Linux replacements for yet.

The Redhat is probably going to go, too. I'm going to give Gentoo a try. The entire reason I wanted to install Linux was so I had control over what was going on, and I don't feel I have that with Redhat. I don't know how much trouble I'll have with Gentoo, but I'm going to give it a try.

While I'm at it, I should say something non-geeky about myself. I'm 29, female, from Michigan, getting married in April, and I'm a total bookworm.

These forums seem wonderful and I'm happy to be here.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:18 PM   #2
init
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Welcome aboard, I have only been here for about a month but using Linux / Solaris for 5 /4 years. Most of these people are a great help .. I run RedHat 7.3 I feel I have full controll over my system just took a bit of poking around. I have never tried Gentoo but IMO RedHat is the way to go (7.3.... I HATE the newer versions)
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
RoboGeek
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welcome from another newbie (in name only)
If you want to try a good troublefree live distro with easy to use KDE based interface.. try Knoppix. I run a few live distro's in addition to my RH box - mostly so I can carry a CD on-site to work with when doing network security/data recovery. Its nice to pop in a CD, boot to linux and have the original OS intact when rebooting
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
WayStar
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Distribution: MDK 9.1, Slack 9.0, Debian...
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Glad to have you here!

I tend to not post much here, but I do read. I'm still more questions than answers, and I find most of my answers through searching the forums.

I, too, left RH awhile ago - too bloated and icky. I'm still running Mandrake on one machine (best auto-detection of hardware I've found), but I'm experimenting with Debian an Slackware on my other machines right now.

Linux first appealed to me because I can make it do what I want, when I want. Totally modular and configurable. I like that.

Really I just wanted to say, "Welcome!" to a fellow geek-girl. I'm 33, just got married this past summer, and I still love science and technology.

-Waylena
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:10 AM   #5
dalek
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It took me a couple of tries to get Gentoo going but it is worth it. I still haven't finished. I spend a lot of time looking for people I can help.

Welcome to LQ. You need to get rid of that ME though.

Later



Oh, compile your own kernel. It takes time but I never could get the other one to work right.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:32 PM   #6
avarweth
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Thank you, all of you, for the warm welcomes and the various suggestions!

I'm glad this is such a welcoming place.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:31 PM   #7
dhughes
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Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
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Re: Just a Girl-Geek, Learning Linux...

Quote:
Originally posted by avarweth
I've been a geek since I got my first computer (Atari 800XL), and it only got "worse" when I discovered UNIX and Linux. I love this platform!...
Hi Avarweth.
Ah ha! I had the 600XL (still have it in fact) with the cassette tape storage unit thing.
I'm sort of new here, I read the posts but never registered.
I think I'll go play Ms. Pac Man on my Atari 600XL
I have Mandrake 9 btw...trying to get my modem to work! I'm sure you'll see me around whining about that.
Anyway, see you around.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:53 AM   #8
dalek
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I recently throwed away my old Commodore Vic-20. That was a while back. I think it had 4K of memory.

I must be getting old.

Later

 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:01 AM   #9
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You should definatly try http://forums.gentoo.org . Very nice people there and lots of great tips
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:21 PM   #10
drf99
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Location: Rhode Island, USA
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Anyone remember the "Adam" by Coleco, the toy company? I had my baby girl pounding away on that, playing a note and changing the screen color with each key press. I must have done *something* right along the way, as she's a Smith "cum laude" graduate in a Doctorial program at BU in Mathematics.

Boy am I *old*!!

I always love to see females in non-traditional "baby-boomer" roles and hopefully in the workplace. It sure keeps the workplace more sane.

Dave F.
 
  


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