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I'm making the leap, but failing miserably! That I'll take up in the forums, though.
My name is Mark, but no one other than my wife & mother have used it in forty years. Everyone just calls me "Bull".
I'm a US Navy(Submarine Service veteran, disabled. One of my daughters is serving now. I'm the father of six, (3 each), and a devoted husband. My largest interests around here are my gardens and my amateur radio habit. I'm also a Freemason and am very active in the local Lodge, Scottish Rite, & O.E.S. just to fill in any left over time I support the Masonic Youth groups - and - our family owns & operates an exotic animal rescue. We live just outside of the beautiful & historic city of Mobile, AL - the home of Mardi Gras. (Not that other city...!)
Enough about me. On to the Knowledge! Maybe I'll learn how to get the blinkin' system to install!!
Distribution: Fedora 18, Slackware64 13.37, Windows 7/8
Welcome Bull! I'm also a former sailor (spent most of my time in the 6th fleet in Naples, Italy).
Linux is extremely rewarding but it can have a heck of a learning curve. I recommend going with a well supported distribution like Fedora, Linux Mint, or Ubuntu. Once you install refer to the everything guides to help you get the most out of your new system: