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Old 11-08-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hello... new to Linux, why did I wait so Long!


Until last night I had never installed or even used linux based system. I'm one of the thundering hurd of microsoft users, dating back the the Macintosh SE/30 circa '85.
A neighbor who is a technology professor at the University of Tennessee suggested I upload Ubuntu 7.10 on a computer I was thinking about wiping clean. It was housed at an office I manage and some kid download a destructive malware program that repartitioned my hd and made the computer a useless paperweight. I install ubuntu last night and worked on it until 6am.
I hope to get a lot of work done and learn a lot about linux during the time to come.
I'm headed to the Newbie section to ask a question about wireless networking and drivers for ubuntu. Meet me there if you're interested in helping..

Take care,

Living the dream.... open source programming.

Old 11-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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Wish you the best of luck with your Ubuntu project!! You'll be surprised at how wonderful and exciting Ubuntu is. I am starting to use it at the office and it's just great, it works like a charm!!

About drivers for Ubuntu, it just detects everything and makes it work. I haven't so far had the need to download any drivers or tweak my systems in any specific way, it just detects the devices which are later configurable by following the instructions on the screen.

Again... Good Luck !!
Old 11-09-2007, 06:14 AM   #3
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Mark I enjoyed your intro, it was more informative than most. Please put your location in your profile, that is one of the missing pieces of info that has my curiosity.
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Originally Posted by markmowbray View Post
Until last night I had never installed or even used linux based system. I'm one of the thundering hurd of microsoft users, dating back the the Macintosh SE/30 circa '85.
The Microsoft Macintosh SE/30????!!!!

All seriousness aside, I'll bet you can remember the PowerMac days. I ended my Mac career with a 7100 which was pretty much guaranteed to crash several times per day.

Hard to believe now how I could have seen Windows '95 as an improvement.....

For nostalgia, how about the original Mac with no hard drive---and then the huge improvement by installing the 10 MEGA -byte Hyperdrive.


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