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Old 06-05-2005, 05:26 AM   #1
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The journey of 1000 steps....

...begins with me b|tching about having to put my shoes on. Seriously though, I've been flirting with linux for some time now. My first attempt ended in disaster

When I tried to install linux caldera (before the litigations began!) not knowing that my modem was a winmodem. This resulted in a sound beating from my wife, a chat fiend, who was suffering from withdrawal. She also taught our dog how to fetch using my cladera disks. Point taken.

My second attempt also resulted in a vigorous skull-rapping as a result a partitioning mistake which destroyed Windows. My oem refused to supply me with restore disks. I wont mention any names, but the initials are h.p.

Now I'm back and ready to try again. Recently we (meaning my wife) decided that since I insist on fiddling around with this infernal hobby, I am to be given a small allowance with which to purchase a "lab" machine. This way, I don't interfere with her surfing/chatting.gaming. also if I get angry and throw the tower off our balcony, it my loss and not hers.

And I only had to plead for six months.
Old 06-05-2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ coldname!
Old 06-05-2005, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks. Nice to meet you.
Old 06-05-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
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Hilarious and excellent first post

I went down a similar road when I hosed Windows trying to set up dual boot. The upside was that my Mrs was forced to use Linux and now actually prefers it.

She uses Windows at work and comes home every night with another gripe about it!

Use your allowance wisely and you'll probably end up with a nice, quick machine that does everything the Windows machine does with a fraction of the hardware

Cheers and welcome
Old 06-05-2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to LQ I now know I'm not alone - I too hosed the 'shared' machine when playing with Linux at first. Having more than one machine definitely makes for a happier household.

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