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Old 11-05-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm Kyrthira, and I'm a newbie...

...Gawd, I hate admitting that. Keep expecting people to pat me on the head and call me 'cute'.

My boyfriend got me hooked on Linux. I'd toyed with the idea several years before, when my cousin gave me a copy of RedHat 5.1. Lacking a computer to put it on, I just read the manual and never did anything with it. I still have those CDs somewhere, if my mom didn't toss 'em when she moved.

The boy and I bought SuSe 9.1 Pro and I had a grand time installing it. It wasn't too terribly difficult, but I had him watch over it with me in case I did something royally stupid. It's worked pretty well. I don't do much of anything fancy with it. I just check my email (Kmail), write stuff (OpenOffice), fiddle with images now and then (GIMP), and poke at the web far too much for my own good (Konqueror, though I've heard Firefox is better). I tried Kopete for an IM client, but got cranky with it and went to GAIM. If they had a Linux version of Trillian, I'd die a happy girl.

Yes, kids, I'm a girl. We exist. :P

I have no idea how to do anything remotely fancy in Linux. If I can't find it in the little green jewel in the corner that acts like the START button, I can't do it. Every now and then I get a wild idea and pull up the terminal, or poke at YAST.

I've happily converted UT2004 and Neverwinter Nights into Linux, even though I don't play them very often. I just enjoy supporting games that run natively in Linux. Less reason to boot into Windoze=good!

Right. On the not-computer front, I work at a video game store (sigh), haven't gone to college (yet), do live-action roleplaying and read far too many damn Honor Harrington and Tolkien books. I'm doing National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) this year, and hopefully I can make a coherent something out of the semicoherent ranting my muse babbles at me. I have two cats, Pooka and Nicodemus Faust, both of whom I adore and am allergic to.

That should be about it. Yay. I'd post, like, a website or something, but I haven't converted it to the new account yet (even though it's been like six months) from EarthSpink. Not that it had anything interesting in the first place.

~Kyrthira Phelan
Old 11-05-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. You don't have to post a website and you don't have to not be allergic to your own cats.
Old 11-05-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ Everyone is welcome here - even girls (joke - no hitting please ) Everyone is a newbie here, even those of us who have been here a while.
Old 11-05-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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Hi there kyrthira and what a very lucid and `goddam readable` newbie introductory newbie post u `posted` I`m sure u will go far in your National Novel Writing Month... You don`t say how old u r...I am presuming u r maybe in your teens, maybe I am wrong but I like to see someone with a good literary and expressive use of the English language....anyways keep at it with linux I`m sure it will prove and be more intriguing than ur first install. Good Luck :-)
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Welcome Kyrthira,
I know we exist

Originally posted by XavierP
Everyone is welcome here - even girls (joke - no hitting please )
Why no hitting? :P
Old 11-06-2004, 05:11 PM   #6
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Aaaargh! A girl <runs away>

Actually, the more female members the better - it help keep the testosterone levels manageable
Old 11-07-2004, 08:13 PM   #7
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Welcome Kyrthira! If all of your posts are going to be as good a read as this one, I'll be looking forward to them!

Old 11-07-2004, 11:36 PM   #8
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Another girl, yippee! Welcome!
Old 11-08-2004, 12:03 PM   #9
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Hi! It's nice to meet a girl who uses Linux. I'm still trying to figure out how to do stuff in the command line and in Window Maker.
Old 11-10-2004, 03:05 PM   #10
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as for the girls/guys thing...

Guys think they know everything....
Girls Know they know everything....

And Guys just love them for not telling us they know everything we think we know but really don't..


now I have a headache.
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hello kyrthira.

have fun.


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