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Old 05-21-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hello folks...

I've previously only visited this site via Google hits on various Linux how-to queries, and found myself coming here enough that I decided it was time to register.

I've known about Linux since 1993 or 1994, and have been using it in some way or another since 1997 (when I set up ridiculously insecure Apache and sendmail hosts for a tiny company I used to work for). I've only been using it as my primary OS since September 2003. Despite the semi-regular exposure over the years, I still regard my skill level as being somewhere just slightly north of newbie.

I use Debian, because when I encountered Knoppix early last year, it blew me away and I soon used the knx-hdinstall tool to put it in a partition on my Windows machine. I've since stripped most of the Knoppix widgets and branding out of my install, so I guess that makes it a Debian box.

And it's a Debian box that has a lot of tiny little annoying things wrong with it. I'm sure most of these problems are solveable, but my time is limited...I raise my baby daughter during the day, I go to college at night and in between I do a bit of light remote sysadmin work for my former employer, so I don't have as much time as I'd like to get under the hood of my machine and straighten things out. Last week I got so frustrated that I almost went out and bought a copy of XP...but I pulled back from the brink.

Looking forward to leveraging the knowledge of this community and finally becoming a "real" Linux user (whatever that might mean).

Old 05-21-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Welcome,good to have you aboard.I to started out with knoppix and installed to my HD,but after some apt-get upgrades without editing the source list it became real buggy,my fault but fun.I have tried most dist.and then came accross MEPIS.It is a live CD like Knoppix but is designed to be installed to the HD.Check it out it is great.It is debian sid with apt so it is something you allready know,good luck my name is david
Old 05-22-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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I've been to the MEPIS site but didn't "get" what it did that Knoppix didn't. What are some of the ways that it's more suitable for a HD install?

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