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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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Picasa runs on Linux

Posted 09-18-2010 at 11:09 AM by Kenny_Strawn
Updated 09-18-2010 at 11:54 AM by Kenny_Strawn

So much for Shotwell: If Ubuntu or Mint distributes the Linux/Wine version of Picasa instead, Linux will become extremely popular.
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    Why not use a free/open source photo manager?
    Posted 09-18-2010 at 02:00 PM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
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    Well, at least it's better than M$ SkyDrive, isn't it?
    Posted 09-19-2010 at 01:38 AM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Comment
    M$ SkyDrive
    Never heard of it.
    Posted 09-19-2010 at 08:13 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
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    Originally Posted by MTK358 View Comment
    Never heard of it.

    That's where I *WAS* uploading my photos, but now I am using Picasa (and Web Albums) instead.
    Posted 09-19-2010 at 11:52 AM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline


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