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Old 01-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Finally made the plunge...

Hi all... long time computer user... from my first TRS-80 Model 1 through DOS, and Windows from 3.1 through to Windows 7.

I'm the IT Infrastructure Tech for a major utility in Canada, and have worked for IBM, government departments, and through ALL that, I've NEVER had the opportunity to work in Linux. But always wanted to.

I have used Unix in an incredibly minor way, and have tried to learn Linux commands, but never had a Linux system to try them on.

I rebuilt a laptop for the sole purpose of FINALLY making the break! And with a copy of Ubuntu 9.10 so freshly burnt you can almost smell it, I've finally gotten around to doing what I meant to do YEARS ago!

And GAWD does it feel good!

It went far smoother than I ever imagined it would, and even my girlfriend is jealous that the desktop is so much nicer looking than her OS/Bill unit... I might make her a convert yet! LOL!!!

Looking forward to talking to you all, and I apologise in advance for my many newb questions...

Old 01-09-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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Hey were you a CoCo guy after the model 1?
Old 01-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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Talking CoCo!!! YAH!!! :D

Originally Posted by GooseYArd View Post
Hey were you a CoCo guy after the model 1?
That was the big upgrade lol! Although I hated the keyboards on them... but having COLOUR?!! I skipped the Commodore Vic 20 and 64... stuck with the Trash 80s lol!

Thanks for the welcome you guys...


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