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Old 01-14-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Greetings from Birmingham!

Hello folks!
I recently have been playing with Ubuntu and got pretty excited about the project. I even got others pulled into it with the release of 10.10 (I installed it within a week of release) This was my first experience with Linux, although I have been playing with computers since the first Apple II and Commodore 64.(better part of 30 years) I had neither myself, but taught other older kids to use them at school.. MANY moons ago. I had the Atari 400, the lesser and more "kid friendly" version of the Atari 800. At any rate, I have heard about Linux for years and years yet had never tried it on my own. I am attending college for a BS in IT currently, yet I don't claim to be a computer tech, some of that crap is FAR beyond me. Command line stuff is intimidating to me now, I like my shiny buttons. I suppose I had best get over all that if I am to actually bet my degree.
Well, there's a tiny bit of background on me. I hope to meet some of you here and learn much more about Linux. If any pros see my post here, I have been trying to convert a Windows lab at a women's center into a Linux lab and could use some help. If anyone has dealt with such, you quickly find that USER is indeed a 4 letter word and if you remove everything between the seat and the keyboard, all is well with the computers! HELP!!! Ask about the "Steel Ball Challenge!"
Old 01-18-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hi Brummie and welcome to LQ !
Old 01-19-2011, 05:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the greetings, guys! I suppose I should have realized this is a global forum, I am from Birmingham, Alabama, not England. My southern accent isn't crazy thick, as they go, but I have been asked if I was a Brummie once before, in person, to my absolute astonishment. I have had the opportunity to work with some Bitts in the past, when I lived in Florida. They were very nice people.


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