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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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Bug #1 in My Family: The fact that I don't have a say in how rules are made

Posted 01-26-2011 at 09:21 PM by Kenny_Strawn

Rules in moderation are okay in my opinion. Especially those here on LQ, since they help to keep those who troll about proprietary operating systems off these forums. They're also good at school, since they help to keep violence out of the school and keep kids safe.

However, the one place rules are *not* okay (especially if I don't have a say in how they're made) is the very place in which I live. Sure, those that are critical to my safety (such as *not* running out in front of a car or *not* drinking alcohol/smoking tobacco) are definitely good rules, but other ones are not so severe (as an example: me focusing on other things besides what *others* want me to do) and don't warrant too severe of a punishment (such as my mother keeping me home from church or changing the WPA password).

Well, what it comes down to is that rules are dictatorial if and only if I don't have the right to openly criticize them the way open criticism of the U.S. government is allowed. The fact that parents (like all dictators) happen to be so closed-minded that they don't listen to any requests for freedom is what appalls me. No vote, no obedience. Which brings me to the final conclusion:

No dictation without representation!
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    Then again, they are your parents. The best thing to do is not care. Make them feel poweless to punish you... And or have a calm dicussion as to their reasoning.
    Posted 01-26-2011 at 11:57 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    another suggestion:
    study hard, get a job (try Microsoft ), earn your own money and get a separate house!
    Posted 01-28-2011 at 11:40 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline


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