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Old 08-22-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
turbogrub
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Thumbs up My Maiden Voyage With Linux/Ubuntu


Hi all... this is my very first experience with all of this and all I can say is WOW. I am an average user and every computer I've ever owned was second hand and equiped with this or that version of windows. I have been interested in Linux for years but never gave it a try. The computer I'm using now is somewhat outdated and had a version of the Windows 2000 OS that locked up on me whenever it decided to. Being the criminal that I am for even owning an unauthorized copy of windows you can imagine my frustration. So with great fear I decided to take a chance with this Ubuntu thing. I ordered a Ubuntu 9.04 CD from Canonical which remarkably arrived in less than 3 weeks. I threw all caution to the wind and and tried a full install, knowing I was wiping out windows completely and if anything went wrong I was pretty much screwed. I sat on the edge of my seat for almost an hour ( because I have an older computer ) and watched the install, which was effortless on my part. 7 clicks I think. I was thinking... something HAS to go wrong. End story is that it didn't and everything went perfect. I've still getting used to this but my initial impression is WOW. I feel like I just walked out of Microsoft jail, lol. Whoever you linux people are and wherever you are... I thank you!
 
Old 08-23-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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