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Old 11-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
Tony_W
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Hi everyone! Name is Tony. Was a member here several years ago when I first tried Linux but for the life of me can't remember my login name So I signed up again. Finally tired of Windoze to the point of REALLY trying not to go back. Linux looks better than ever, and happy running Debian now. Looking forward to reading and learning here and hopefully being able to answer a question at some point
 
Old 11-13-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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Hi Tony,
Hannan here and I just have joined to this world. I am very new to linux/unix community and looking for to start from beginning . I am also tired of windows and want to move to linux. I have tried linux mint last year and that was really cool, but dont know much about it. could you please share some basic and introductory knowledge of yourself to me? every knowledge sharing will be greatly appriciated!
Thanks
Cheers!
 
Old 11-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
Tony_W
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Hi Tony,
Hannan here and I just have joined to this world. I am very new to linux/unix community and looking for to start from beginning . I am also tired of windows and want to move to linux. I have tried linux mint last year and that was really cool, but dont know much about it. could you please share some basic and introductory knowledge of yourself to me? every knowledge sharing will be greatly appriciated!
Thanks
Cheers!
Hi Hannan! Well, I'm not super knowledgeable, but have tried several different Distros. Started many years ago with one of the first versions of Redhat. Did not really like their setup, so I tried Mandrake, (Now called Mandriva). Was a little more user friendly and easier to use with multimedia at that point. Later, a few years ago, started trying the Debian based distros. Tried Ubuntu but I prefer KDE so I then installed Kubuntu. Your Mint OS is also Debian based. But since I'm running Debian versions, decided I would try the father of all the spin-offs and run Debian. I am really liking it now. Not quite as simple as Kubuntu to set up, but not that much harder either. Only way to really learn is to do some things yourself right? so I didn't want a system that fully sets itself up. Plus Debian is very stable and solid. So I'm running Debian on my workstation and Kubuntu on my laptop. Loving it

I do have a couple pdf files of things that may help you if you need them. I have one of Linux File hierarchy that explains the file system in depth, and a user guide for those new to GNU/Linux. Let me know if you need something like that. Just private message me with an email address and I can send to you.

Good luck and let me know!

btw, I'm posting here at work on Vista, sorry about that
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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Hi Tony
Thanks heaps for your enlightened post for me and i really appriciate it, mate. Yeah i really want to play with Linux right now and my dream is to prepare myself in the next couple of years to get a job in the UNIX/Linux world. I just had installed Linux mint on my laptop last year with the help of online materials but wasnt surprise of it because every time i have to locate the directory or file for my wireless adapter to connect to wireless network when i started my laptop, otherwise it was almost ok and the other major problem i was facing that i couldnt install few applications such as yahoo messenger on my laptop, so i gave it up at that time. But now i want to go back to linux. i would like to get those materials as you have said and please if you could send me email at <<hannan9865@yahoo.com>>, it would be so nice of you. Thanks again for such a nice response.
Cheers Mate!
 
  


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