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Old 01-19-2007, 01:47 AM   #1
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introducing myself only..and a little more

Wow this forum is great. Truly love the "Click here to find similar threads' button for I almost posted in the worng one. here goes:

My name is Michael a Canadian writer and teacher currently living in Taiwan.
I've been wanting to join the Linux world for quite some time but got discouraged from doing so because of the following reasons:
-1 not being a computer expert I feared installing Linux on my Windows PC may screw things up
-2- I saw in Linux info pages many things that were done thru a command line and didn't like that idea thinking much of the work would need to be done that way. That is to say for ex. If i wanted to start writing a word document I would have to go to a command line and do some command to open the word program. Now I see this is not it.

Is this too long?
So how did I get here? I think the Linux GOd spoke to me. MY computer would not boot up and after trying many things someone on a forum introduced me to KNOPPIX LIveCD.

Whichy is what is currently running on the PC in question, now sitting behind my laptop whereby I am writing this.
Now all I have to do is figure this Linux thing out and hopefully get my computer running again--then learn Linux all together and screw Windows.

My problem, which I guess I will post elswhere is how do I now get linux to move my folders (gigs of them) from my PC running liveCD to an external Drive or this laptop. BUt I can't find where the drives are. Is the Windows Explorer equivalent in Linux called 'Conqueror"? Can't find help there either.

Anyhow looking forward to a long and loving relationship--for now i'm an idiot newbie but give me time and I'll be sitting on the other chair willing helping others.


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Hi and welcome to LQ Konqueror is, indeed, one of the many file managers now available to you. Your hard drives will be named /dev/hdaX (where X is a number) or /dev/sdaX for removable drives.
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