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Old 05-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Was told that introducing myself would unlock some benefits. Hopefully the benefit will be learning from you guys about how to work with the Linux kernel. I've been reading a couple of books here lately. Got two PC's broken down, cleaned and ready to rebuild (my wife would appreciate it because I got parts spread across the office and into the formal dining area). And I'm excited about learning how to use this tool. 30 years ago, when things were all DOS base, and courses were in basic language and a game called "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" was the rave and came on a 5-1/4" floppy, I loved the creativity of the software (of course it wasn't very complex at the time). As a poor college student, I began building my own PCs. First out of necessity and later because I could never find a pre-built system with everything I wanted. And, among the campus engineering and computer science students, software was shared and so freely available. Although I was introduced to C+ and UNIX languages at the time (yep, I hung with the CSEng guys to get the good stuff and info), it was quicker (and easier) to borrow prepared OSs such as W95 and such. I guess that laziness is what brought me into the Windows bull because it seemed easier. 19 years later, I'm all Microsoft. Partly out of that laziness and partly out of the misconception that I had to have the same software as I do at work for compatibility reasons. It wasn't until recently, (building homemade server etc.) that I realized that none of that "compatibility" concern was necessary. I am amazed at all the things that I do have that currently use some form of the linux kernel in their software. I want in. I want my hardware to do what I want it to do and that means I got to get off the Microsoft band wagon and get busy learning how to use what sounds to be an awesome tool to gain back my freedom.

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Old 05-03-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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Thanks Sorry about being so long winded. Guess I just had a lot to say.



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