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Old 01-07-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
htothek
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Me here, i love linux (but only have network applications for it...) but its still A+


So i first played with linux along time ago.... no idea what version i first messed with but its been off and on since then. I love its stability but like many others are struck by the loss of its practical use outside of a network. But im not working in a professional IT environment yet and i want to put my minor knowledge to work and expand it.... so here i am


My name is Heath and i love linux!

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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Uhm, practical use? I supposed working on it daily for all of life's computing tasks isn't practical. It (well *nix) got me through college. And I find it just as practical as Windows (more-so actually since it's easier to get work done in it once you know what you're doing). In over a decade of use (wow has it really been that long... 8 years without windows and a few dual-booting before that)... it has met every changing task I have handed it.

You'll see... once you get to expect the power, you'll wonder how people live without it.

Welcome to the boards.

Oh, as a note: I originally was going for computer engineering (which would seem to support your idea about it being for computing professionals) but I found another love (teaching children) and left computers to do that. And even as a special education teacher, I find my daily job is made much easier by the power of *nix. You wouldn't imagine the amount of time it has saved me just in record keeping alone.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
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G-day Heath, and welcome to the real world of computing. If by everyday use you mean Gaming, nah! But if you mean Data proccessing, Scientific extrapolation, Climate modelling, extra-terrestrial navigation etc, then Linux is the only answer.

Did once hear, that even NASA's space shuttles, are controlled using a triplet of networked 386 machines running a variation of Linux, not to shabby for everyday use? Don't know if this is true or not, but, it sure sounds good.

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