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Old 04-04-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
Corfy
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Salutations and Felicitations!


Good morning! My name is Jason, and I am a relative newb to Linux. I am also somewhat weird, but that is beside the point (I think it is to the left, but I'm not sure about that).

BTW, I always say "good morning," (even offline). It is easier to do that than to figure out what time of day it is, especially in cyberspace.

I am a former journalist turned computer tech (cheaper to do that than to hire someone who knew what they were doing) at a small-town newspaper who is looking at Linux as a personal project at home. I installed Debian Sarge 2.6.8-2-k7 (dual-boot, my wife won't let me get rid of WinXP... yet) on my home computer in late February and have been playing around with it since (not as much as I would prefer, however). I am definitely enjoying it, although I must say I don't see any danger of us moving to a Linux environment at work.

The final straw for deciding to go with Linux wasn't my computer, or even one of the computers I am in charge of at work. A co-worker's home computer caught a virus, and I spent a week trying to get it cleaned off for him (actually, about 2 days for the virus and 4 days on repairing a corrupted Windows). After that, I decided an alternative OS would be worth looking into. And I have been curious about Linux for quite a while now.

I heard Debian was difficult to install, but I heard good things about the apt-get feature. And I figured, "I have been working with computers for years, and have rebuilt my home computer several times over. How hard can the install be?"

A week and a half and about 7 installs later, I was on the verge of giving up on Debian. I stuck with it, and a few days and another couple installs later (two weeks after my first attempt), I finally got a fully working Debian system installed (except for the printer, but I didn't think about Linux when I bought my printer last year).

Expect a lot of questions from me as I learn how to do things. I'll try not to be too much of a pest, though.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Corfy
 
Old 04-04-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ! Debian as first Linux system... congratulations! You're learning fast, I suppose.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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You're learning fast, I suppose.
Well, I was learning fast, until I got the system installed properly. Since then I have been playing around with the applications, and not really learning the OS.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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Playing is also learning
 
Old 04-05-2005, 04:06 PM   #6
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Yeah, but I have been playing in GUI (KDE), when I need to be learning CLI.
 
  


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