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Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
Phil k.
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Smile Greetings Everyone


How's everyone? I'm Phil, and new to the community so I though I'd say hi to everyone. I've been using linux a little over a year and I love it.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Howdy Phil!
 
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Welcome to LQ, Phil!

What distro do you use?
 
Old 10-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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Welcome! I'm new to LQ myself. Using Dual Boot with Windows 7 Home Premium & Ubuntu. Just started with Linux and I'm semi liking it so far. Wish I had a better first experience.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Welcome to you too xDevlinx21
 
Old 10-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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Thanks Cultist, I use Ubuntu. I'm told this is supposed to be the best Linux distro for newbies. Would you recommend other distro for casual web developer?

-Phil

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What distro do you use?
 
Old 10-27-2011, 05:36 PM   #8
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Thanks Cultist, I use Ubuntu. I'm told this is supposed to be the best Linux distro for newbies. Would you recommend other distro for casual web developer?

-Phil
I normally recommend Mint for new Linux users since it tends to be as user-friendly and more stable than Ubuntu.

For web developing, I don't know of any distros that are more suited to the task than others
 
Old 10-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #9
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Thanks xDevlinx21, and welcome to the Linux world - it looks like we are both new. When I first started with Linux I was actually dual booting with windows at least for four days - I then realized that such approach wasn't efficient enough for me, so started virtualizing ubuntu. This seemed to work well although it required much more work.

Good to hear you are liking it so far - I'm sure you will like it that you will dump windows like I did. Linux community is awesome, and helpful - that's were I learned to fix most of my problems.

-Phil

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Welcome! I'm new to LQ myself. Using Dual Boot with Windows 7 Home Premium & Ubuntu. Just started with Linux and I'm semi liking it so far. Wish I had a better first experience.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #10
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Sweet! I like stable systems, I'm therefore going to try Mint - hopefully the commands aren't that different.



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I normally recommend Mint for new Linux users since it tends to be as user-friendly and more stable than Ubuntu.

For web developing, I don't know of any distros that are more suited to the task than others
 
Old 10-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #11
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Thanks xDevlinx21, and welcome to the Linux world - I'm sure you will like it that you will dump windows like I did. Linux community is awesome, and helpful - that's were I learned to fix most of my problems.

-Phil
I don't think I'll ever dump Windows on my laptop. I think it'll always be a dual boot for me. I may set up a dedicated desktop computer strictly for Linux but never for my laptop. I play too many games on here to switch solely to Linux and from my understanding, Linux doesn't support PC Gaming. And I need it to organize my iPod and a few other things. But I am liking now that I have a stable version installed and running perfectly! 11.10 just doesn't want to cooperate with me, so I'm sticking with 11.04 of Ubuntu.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 05:17 AM   #12
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How's everyone? I'm Phil, and new to the community so I though I'd say hi to everyone. I've been using linux a little over a year and I love it.
Great Phil! I am too using Linux since several years. My experience with Linux is fantastic and i recommend it to everyone.
Thanks and welcome Phil
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:49 AM   #13
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Hi guys and gals. I am new to Linux, but not computers. I am considering about running Linux for security reasons, but I am hesitant about learning a new language. Decisions....decisions.
 
  


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