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Distribution: Woohooo Finally a Slackware Chick, life is good
Proof that LQ is just the Best
My own success story, I just switched from Mandrake 9, having been a user since 7.1, to Slackware 9. Going to a distro that actually asks you to learn a little about linux threw me for a bit of a curv and I have to say that even though I'm now running aroud with slack error free it's as much a success story for LQ as it is for me.
Without the help of the amazing people in the slackware forum, I would have been lost, and it would have taken me much longer to accomplish what I have in only a couple of days.
Here's a great thread that I think makes an example at just how well LQ really works for those of us who are not guru's and need a little help.
Thanks to everyone who participates in this great project, thanks to all the mods that work at keeping it straight, and thanks to Jeremy (it was Jeremy right?) who started it all and keeps on working hard.
Give her a break - it is in the "Member Success Stories" forum afterall - it isn't exactly getting in anyones way and I'm sure the moderators and others who help at the site will be glad to see some recognition.
If we can't come here and celebrate some successes (a) that's no fun and (b) it makes Linux look like nothing but problems and trouble when we do have our successes. It's what the forum's for. Admittedly, some concrete "I did this, and that, which led to this and that's *how* I did it" is even better but, crap, let her be happy and let the mods and members know they've helped.
Distribution: Woohooo Finally a Slackware Chick, life is good
Your very right 404, it wasn't exactly a very useful post, althought I do want to bring up the thread I linked consists of a problem I have seen many people with slack have and instead of re-typing the whole thing I thought I would just make available exactly what happened from start to finish and in doing so show just how great some of the LQ members were.
Havign re-read my original post I can see how that didn't come accross as my intention, so I appologize for that, I'm also sorry if this post was missplaced in the wrong forum, I may have considered writing it elsewhere. Sorry if this caused anyone else any inconvinience. I'll try to keep my niceness and excitment for LQ at a minimum from now on.
don't be sorry, and do not keep your niceness and excitement in
check - it kindof keeps things in balance with the probs and the
impatience and the people who need cheering up because they
can't get summat to work properly.
'mental stimulation when learning about linux' or something.
it's the background music needed to stay in touch with sanity
when facing some of the more lengthy problems with your
linux setup. or perhaps you can be a muse; to inspire those
around you with the niceness and excitement, giving them the
mental room to think of out of the box solutions; the bright
star in all the darkness most other posts are shrouded in..
linux is indeed more than just problems, even though those
problems seem to surface more often than the reasons for
those using linux to see problems as mere challenges and
take them on head on and fix them, then paving the way for
others to overcome those problems. hmm.. the success of
linux is something which is only really perceived by the people
who use linux. the rest compares it to other things without
experiencing it for themselves and therefor lack the feeling
of having overcome obstacles and having learnt new things.
linux is an apple; everyone can see how it looks, everyone
can smell it and touch it. but unless you have tasted it for
yourself, you will not know how it really is. if everyone would
pick up the apple of linux, more might become addicted and
choose it over the other apples... like the windows apple,
which digests when you look at it, while trying to jump into
I think the point of this forum is too share success stories and build a sense of community which is exactly what Jadasin is doing here. I looked up a few of 404's threads and every second one contains 'RTFM' in it. How's that useful?
I looked up a few of 404's threads and every second one contains 'RTFM' in it. How's that useful?
The :man: pages are a great source of Info/Inspiration, but sometimes a quirk/bug pops up and you just need another opinion from others who may/may not have experienced the same problem. Me I just spent 2 days working out a permissions problem so as to access a vfat partiton, and when the light bulb finally appears, you can pride yourself on "not giving up" ~~
I hope to see more Linux success stories posted here. The Linux experience is made up of many small successes and a few large ones, mostly because of help given by someone in the Linux community. It is vital that those of us who are newbies aren't discouraged by a problem we find overwhelming to the point where we might not persevere with Linux. Sometimes you just have to shout your success from the rooftops without fear of censure. Let's make sure that we all feel free to share our successes at LQ.