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Old 04-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
James Britton
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An ancient Brit


Hello to you nerds (Is that the right term),

I shall reach my 80th birthay on Mondoy! My youngest son has bought me a new Acer computer and it is a Linux!!! I am a retired professional machanical engineer. Previously working for British Railways and a water authority. so I have used computers for some considerable time, but alway with Microsoft.

I have plaid around with my new desktop and have found it very interesting. However, teaching this old dog new tricks is proving very difficult. I have joined this organisation in the hope of getting some help!

I hope it works! I know nothing now but I don't want to reboot to windows yet

Regards from an ancient Bitton
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Welcome and Happy Birthday.

What is the name of the linux that is on the computer? Ubuntu, Fedora? Something else?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ James.
Stick with Linux on your Acer,it may take a bit more time to learn but it is worth the effort.
And if you need any help post back here at LQ.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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Voila! Welcome and howdy captain.

It's never too late to learn, I hope you will enjoy your stay here.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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Thangs for your reply and greetings.

The computer is an Acer Aspire. AX1301. With an os:- LINPUS LINUS x windows. My main problem is that my broarband provider (British Telecom) does not support Linux! So my,though my new computer can be hard wined or wirelessly connected, I cannot get online!

An Ancient Brit.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #6
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If it came with the OS preloaded, it should get a wireless signal. It may be that you need to put in the security settings from the router. Probably best to start a new thread in Linux-General or -Newbie to get that fixed.

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