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So I'm new to this place, although not really new to linux.
I'm using Ubuntu for over a year now.
I started because that other most used system, got really on my nerves. So I started looking around. From what I had heart Linux was used fairly rarely. So there would be an even smaller group that would use what I need, if that existed at all.
Because, since I'm as blind as the proverbial bath, I need a screen reader to do more than switch a computer on. Surprisingly enough, it didn't take me long to find Gnome with Orca and Ubuntu. So I tried it out, it worked, I stayed. Without any real knowledge of anything except what one knows if SHe uses a computer regularly to do the everyday stuff..
Well Firefox and Thunderbird worked the same way they always did. So I could look for answers fairly easily.
So after a while I understood how a terminal worked (Nobody needs a mouse for that.) And configuration files, you don't need to be a programmer to understand these. They're written in fairly plain english.
So I started to push and tweak, and install and remove, and produce the occasional katastrophe.
Well, that's the way it still is. I use that machine for the usual stuff, like mails, browsing the internet, burning cds.
But I also love messing around, trying out stuff.
Although I've learned a lot over the last year, there's a whole lot I still don't know or understand. So I guess I'll ask more questions than I'll be able to answer.
Well, we'll see.
take care, Guenni