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Old 12-22-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
ktznz
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Excited to start learning about Linux at my extended retired age


I have been a tinkerer for a long time, vw bugs, antique victrolas, old tractors, recently older vw diesels and now, at long last, Linux. Been reading for a while, now time to get hands dirty and mind boggled.
Looking forward to the adventure.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
XavierP
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Seems like we have some shared interests. I have a 1927 Brunswick [Canadian] gramophone; an Edison gramophone that plays wax cylinders; and a 1928 Ford Model A roadster [stock]. Also have a c. 1915 Evans [Canadian] player piano and a few hundred rolls which I'm trying to sell as I have no room for them since I recently moved into a smaller place.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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G-day ktznz, welcome and Merry Christmas.

If you have your head around the elegant simple logic of those old machines, Linux should be no problem. The words used in the reference books are the right ones, no need to translate them to anything else. This is a reference to our similar age group, and therefore, also our understanding of the English language. These young ones have invented some new words, but they are the right words. Learn to love Google, it is a massive trove of information, just have to sift through, a lot.

Tinker a bit myself, have on old 500cc Triumph motorcycle, drive a Land Rover, retired Steam Ship Engineer.

regards shorty943.

registered Linux user 437639.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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Welcome. Good choice! I wish more people would take a practical approach like you instead of just expecting it to work without any effort.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Eid Mubarrak to everyone.
 
  


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