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Old 03-01-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
Brianetta
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Me, I think


Hi, Brian Ronald here. I'm the guy who's mostly in charge of Tyneside Linux User Group, and the only remaining founding member. We're a busy little LUG.

A little about me. I've been a Linux user for over 12 years. I've only recently come to realise how long that really is. I moved to Linux from DOS, because it seemed like the natural upgrade at the time. Windows 3.11 was the cutting edge of Microsoft technology at the time, and I believed it would probably fall by the wayside as OS/2 Warp or Linux took over the world.

I was wrong about OS/2, perhaps.

So, here I am, still running Linux, and still utterly frustrated when I attempt to use Windows for more than the odd game. I've managed to be the only person at my place of work (Connexions Tyne and Wear) with Linux on the desktop, and I've managed to integrate it into the Active Directory with quite some degree of success. I've also managed to squeeze some Linux servers into use over the years, but this has mainly been because we can't afford the Windows solutions that we'd rather implement... hooray for free software.

So, sometimes I feel rather smug when people ask me when I switched from Windows to Linux, because... I never did. Sometimes, though, it just makes me feel like I predate the fossil record. I'm only 31!

I love to play games on Linux. In particular, OpenTTD and Oolite. I've recently become a big fan of Tcl and Tk for writing small applications, which means it's taken me over a decade to heed the advice of one of my professors at university. No wonder I dropped out.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 03-01-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
Brian1
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I also used OS/2 Warp for about 4 or 5 years till I fell into Linux. Been there mostly ever since.

Brian
 
Old 03-01-2007, 05:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ -- We have a dedicated LUG forum here, feel free to post a thread introducing your LUG. You can also use the thread to publicise your events, installfests, talks, etc etc
 
Old 03-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
Brianetta
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Originally Posted by XavierP
Welcome to LQ -- We have a dedicated LUG forum here, feel free to post a thread introducing your LUG. You can also use the thread to publicise your events, installfests, talks, etc etc
I'll take you up on this soon... we've a bit of news on the way.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 05:55 PM   #6
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Smile Dinosaurs, all

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianetta
A little about me. I've been a Linux user for over 12 years. I've only recently come to realise how long that really is.
[...]
So, sometimes I feel rather smug when people ask me when I switched from Windows to Linux, because... I never did. Sometimes, though, it just makes me feel like I predate the fossil record. I'm only 31!
I know how you feel, more or less. I have been using Linux since November 1991. Prior to that it was DOS and Mainframes. However, at 44 I am starting to feel as old as I am.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 08:16 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome to LQ

40s' is the age of discovery IMHO, you discover more than in your 20s'
 
  


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