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Old 11-30-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hello from Finland

Hi all!

I'm Ville, living in southwest Finland. I came to read this forum as I'm a first timer on Linux. Just last night I installed Slackware 10.2. on my old laptop (HP Omnibook XE3) and got it up and running.

I do all sorts of sound stuff trying to make a living, and I intend to use this Linux-laptop as a computer to store recorded audio files on when I'm on a gig, and write the recording reports with. All tips considering audio-related progs on Linux are most welcome.

EDIT: question transferred to different forum

Hope the Linux-Xperience is a pleasant one

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Old 11-30-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
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Hellooooooooo Ville La La La

Peace V
Old 12-01-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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go here

for streaming stuff,

good luck :)
Old 12-01-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
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I'm Ville, living in southwest Finland.
Hi Ville,

How popular is linux in finland. (since linux started in finland)? Have you met Linus Torvalds?
Old 12-03-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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No, I haven't met Mr. Torvalds

I really don't know about Linux's popularity here, I think it's used mainly by IT professionals/hobbyists and programmers. I got the idea to start learning this because I wanted an up-to-date, configurable and free OS for this laptop, which had WIN98 with it originally. Since using this for a few days I have to say it sure is different than Windows and Mac OS for a beginner, but I guess I'll get the hang of it eventually.
Old 12-06-2005, 11:47 AM   #7
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Tere, Mezza9 ja tervetuloa Linuxin maailmaan. Et aloittanut ihan helpoimmasta distrosta, mutta muokattavuuden kannalta hyvä valinta. Itse aloitin SUSElla. :?

[Hi, Mezza9 and welcome to the world of Linux. You did not start with the easiest distribution, but a good choice as to configurability. I started with SUSE.] :?
Old 12-06-2005, 02:23 PM   #8
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Hi there, Isotonik!

You're right about that comment on the distro I actually changed to Debian, after reading that its more "user friendly". Maybe its easier to get into the OS with that, and if necessary move later on to Slackware. Right now I don't see why though.
Old 01-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #9
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Hi there!

I have a Slackware 10.2 too! It's not the easiest but it was the only linux I found to run on my computer. I tried Red hat 9, Fedora Core 4, Ubuntu 'Breezy badger'. They all got jammed while installing or just after the first log in.
Old 01-09-2006, 01:05 PM   #10
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3 Debian users and two Ubuntu users. About 1/3 of my workmates.

I use Kubuntu and Debian.


Whew, you started with Slackware. That is not the most popular distro, so they say, but one of the most popular.
Slackware is one of the most active distros here at I heard somewhere that Debian is the most popular, but Ubuntu might be pretty popular nowadays. Slackware is source based, so when you install packages, they are source code, which you compile on your system. Debian and Ubuntu have binaries in their repositories, which don't need compiling, but might not be correctly matched to the system. They often have several different version of a program for different architectures, like Mplayer for example. I have to say, I have stared tending toward the source view. I tried installing Gentoo once but ran out of time and patience. (one a 400 MHz laptop) I will soon do it again and succeed.

I live in Salo, what about you? That's pretty Southwest.
Old 01-09-2006, 01:33 PM   #11
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I live in Tampere.

Slackware was my first touch to Linux OS, as I read somewhere about it being a popular distro, so that's where I started from. I soon came to see what it was made of, and since I'm not a programmer of even modest sort, I found it a bit difficult to grasp quickly. So, by that time I had found this forum and decided to give Debian a try since many people are saying it's easier... which is quite true to my experience now. But maybe one day I'll dig into the Slackware again, after I have gathered the basics of this OS.
Old 01-09-2006, 08:26 PM   #12
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hi, I'm new to Linux as well. After reading about the WMF exploit and the hackers taking advantage, i said "enough is enough" and threw up my hands. Bill G can't control my computer, i certainly can't when Windows viruses are all over the place. It's rather ridiculous to constantly update & not be able to surf the web safely.

Good choice on the distro Mezza9. From what i've heard, you will find a good forum of ppl and tons of information on how to use it. There are many open source tools that will help. And don't forget to backup your files & keep a windows partition around. When the time comes, you'll make the switch & never look back.


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