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Old 07-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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Back Here Again ! :)


Several months ago I shifted to Linux. Got quite familiar with it and then used it smoothly. Mainly used Vector Linux. One of my friends called me yesterday, while surfing the net using Windows, she got a lot of viruses and her PC is down. Wanted my help.

I have to be honest here and say that I have become rather negligent as Linux was working so well for me. Forgot a lot of the command prompt commands. Just realized this yesterday when I had to do a few. Also, misplaced my knoppix CD.

Yesterday's call was a warning for me. I decided to revise Linux basics once again and also download/burn another copy of Knoppix and have backup discs etc., Also, might share some experiences in this regard here.

It took several years to gain this familiarity with Windows. Hence, until I feel that confident with Linux, it might be a good idea to revise the basics every 3 months, perform some basic functions as a test (those that are not used often) etc., just to refresh.

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Vijay
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:55 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the welcome.

It was my friend's pleas for help that made me think about my weaknesses with Linux. She called me once at 10 pm and then her hubby called me at 11:30 pm. It was her young son who crashed the system and wanted to use it for his school. Next day she was so sleepy and exhausted at ther desk. The PC repair guys wanted 50 bucks an hour that she can't afford. Results were still not guarenteed.

This also gave me an idea. Next time someone has a problem with their Windows PC, I can copy a Free CD of Linux for them and encourage/assist them to use Linux.

Vijay
 
Old 07-15-2004, 10:05 PM   #4
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Welcome back. That happens to me all the time, just until recently I have been doing a lot of configureing and I had forgot commands and wich startup files to edit. If Linux would crash every so often then we could remember how to fix problems, LOL.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #5
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That is a good one. Yes, it is true that linux almost doesn't crash at all. This is also one of the reasons one can get too comfortable.

Vijay
 
Old 07-16-2004, 03:35 AM   #6
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Welcome back.

Thread moved to General as it's not technically a technical question/thread.
 
  


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