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View Poll Results: If you are a newbie what is your current age?
Under 10 years 0 0%
10 - 20 Years Old 5 14.71%
21 - 30 Years Old 8 23.53%
31 - 40 Years Old 4 11.76%
41- 50 Years Old 7 20.59%
51 - 60 Years Old 4 11.76%
61 -70 Years Old 5 14.71%
71 - 80 Years Old 1 2.94%
81 - 90 Years Old 0 0%
91 - 100 Years Old 0 0%
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
what are you DOING with it?
Nothing just... using it for programming & modeling, mainly for the speed of the kernel. Also I'm using it as my common desktop environment.
Old 07-27-2008, 12:48 AM   #17
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Utah
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no question is too dumb in the linux community except the one that goes unasked as I am sure that you have no doubt learned in your posts.

Keep on using Linux and watch your knowledge grow, you might even gain a few IQ points.
Old 07-27-2008, 05:33 PM   #18
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In 1985 - 1986 I wrote code that lived in a 16 bit Xenix kernel. That was interesting. I believe that I still qualify as a Linux newbie. Now my XP machine power supply wiped out both HDDs and mother board so now the decision is Linux or Vista. The bloat is the #1 reason for me to switch.
Old 07-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #19
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I'm a 54 year old redneck Biker from Texas. Have 3 computers running different versions of Linux, Use them for everything from viewing DVD motorcycle repair manuals to printing out worksheets and repair bills. Also use one laptop to tune fuel injection and electronic ignition modules. Using Linux for 7 months and I'm self taught. Using computers for 1 1/2 years.
Old 08-01-2008, 06:43 PM   #20
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I am 71 have been using linux since the days of SuSE 6.0 but now use Deb Lenny I will always be a newbie as I forget things I learn too easily if I don't use what I have learn't regularly. yendorion
Old 08-02-2008, 01:25 AM   #21
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I'm 15 I learned of linux in 5th grade and started using it three years ago
mostly because its harder for my brother twin brother to hack it


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