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Old 03-04-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
giampaolo44
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Thumbs up love linux, even if i'm crying my way in..... ;-) so thank you!


hi guys,

just a brief note to say.... thank you!

thanks for all the effort that any of you puts answering questions to newbies and not so newbies.

i loved linux since my start, a couple of years ago with ubuntu.
i love the freedom in it, the immense availability of resources, the technology and the ability to break the limits of this amazing community.

not to say that i don't have troubles with it. i could not yet use my scanner of update my ipod in the past two years
it points out so clearly how dumb i can be
and what a i still am

just love it....


now on fedora 14
 
Old 03-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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i could not yet use my scanner of update my ipod in the past two years
Try creating a thread on it in LQ, people might help. Welcomeeeeeeeeeee
 
Old 03-07-2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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done mustek A3 1200 usb pro, seen but invisible...

thanks!

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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the title of this thread is hilarious
 
Old 03-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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the title of this thread is hilarious
I agree Still trying to keep the commands straight after years in unix.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #6
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Talking

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the title of this thread is hilarious
and yet so serious
sometimes i supect the real reason why this environment is called linux is... to warn you that you will feel like charlie brown in the baseball field!
 
Old 03-10-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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What is natural for a Linux user is totally foreign for others. I am a unix/linux admin and user since last 10yrs and still find myself google or use man pages and --help on commands for doing even simple things. Even with Ubuntu now 10.10 I can't recommend it to newbie.
When installing linux they don't know partitions. Then comes the question what should I enter in mount point. It is obvious '/' but how do you explain it to a newbie over phone trying installing Ubuntu?
This is just am example. Things are definitely improving on linux for newbies.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 09:29 AM   #8
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I am a (relatively) new user to linux - have been using it for about 1-1/2 years now. The thing I like about linux, one can find a solution to almost every problem online - either in forums or on blogs !!!

The linux community is awesome !
 
Old 03-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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There are a lot of very, very knowledgeable people here, (Im not one of them,) and it is nice to see such help from an anonymous community. I agree.

Do you still use Ubuntu? Or have you changed distros since you started?
 
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I am a (relatively) new user to linux - have been using it for about 1-1/2 years now. The thing I like about linux, one can find a solution to almost every problem online - either in forums or on blogs !!!
Nice to see your spirit, welcome here and keep posting
 
Old 03-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #11
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There are a lot of very, very knowledgeable people here, (Im not one of them,) and it is nice to see such help from an anonymous community. I agree.
Knowledge is relative. When it comes to Linux/Unix, it is the power underneath that has given rise to so many geeks. Even geeks need geeks, the reason this forum has so many users. This is the reason why what is natural or normal to Linux user is difficult for other users. But within a year of using Linux they realize they are more than just computer savvy.
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Do you still use Ubuntu? Or have you changed distros since you started?
Ubuntu didn't exist then. My first Linux distro was Red Hat 6.2 and installed and used every major Linux distro. Debian the mother of many linux distros now, including Ubuntu, was considered distro for the geeks. The reason I mentioned Ubuntu was that it is famous as user friendly distro, while OpenSuse, Mandriva, Fedora are equally user friendly too.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:00 AM   #12
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hi guys,
i could not yet use my scanner of update my ipod in the past two years
amazingly enough... that's no longer true. on my 4th distro, and after an answer in here and quite some help+work... i got both running yesterday under VB4!

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Knowledge is relative. When it comes to Linux/Unix, it is the power underneath that has given rise to so many geeks. Even geeks need geeks, the reason this forum has so many users. This is the reason why what is natural or normal to Linux user is difficult for other users. But within a year of using Linux they realize they are more than just computer savvy.
i suspect the year depends on many factors. for me it took two years. just a few weeks ago i was being delirious about going back to W or move to A only to find myself again enthusiastic.
my guess is that going back to their money-induced idiosyncrasies made me panic so much, that i ended up even more committed finding help and resources around. and i found LQ!

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just love it....
this still holds true
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:43 AM   #13
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amazingly enough... that's no longer true. on my 4th distro, and after an answer in here and quite some help+work... i got both running yesterday under VB4!
Please post the solution in that thread then, it might help someone else too.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 04:17 AM   #14
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i suspect the year depends on many factors. for me it took two years. just a few weeks ago i was being delirious about going back to W or move to A only to find myself again enthusiastic.
Other OSes assume that its users are dumb, Linux/Unix assume its users know everything. There is reason for it. An average *nix user is a power user, admin or a developer and *nix makes all packages available to everyone.
It is only recently, that distros like fedora and ubuntu started stripping down packages for making newbies comfortable, and making admin and developer packages available in their repository.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 08:14 AM   #15
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Please post the solution in that thread then, it might help someone else too.
i did. maybe it saves some frustration to someone....

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Other OSes assume that its users are dumb, Linux/Unix assume its users know everything. There is reason for it. An average *nix user is a power user, admin or a developer and *nix makes all packages available to everyone.
It is only recently, that distros like fedora and ubuntu started stripping down packages for making newbies comfortable, and making admin and developer packages available in their repository.
as much as i understand that, i'm glad of the evolution. linux can be a carrier of values and approaches that i consider extremely important, i like that spreading out...
 
  


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