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Old 12-05-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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Finally after 3 long years......

Since I first learn how to turn a computer on, I wanted Linux. Ended up with two PC's and 1 laptop, running Windows 98SE, XP Home, and XP Pro.

Tried for three years to install different versions of Linux and was not only unsuccessful every time but, crashed the computer every time. Well, I finally did it!

I now have RedHat 9 on my Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop, and I'm loving it. Granted, this thing went slower than hell the last couple days, but being able to change that has been rewarding to say the least. I have never used any Unix or Linux system, and haven't read alot about either. I just knew I wanted it.

So, now that I have my internet and email working, and this thing is humming along great (after 3 days of figuring it out), I am ready to start really learning the best OS on the planet.

Oops, sorry-

Almost forgot - though this is my first post anywhere about Linux, you "forum members" helped me through it.

Old 12-05-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2003, 02:06 AM   #3
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I'm right there with you!

I've used linux on and off (mostly off) for a few years, but never took the plunge on my own computer.

I just finally got Mandrake 9.2 installed on my box, and I'm very excited to learn. I even got it to dual boot peacefully with XP, so I can go back to my security blanket when I mess up here.

Just another excited newbie, that's all.
Old 12-14-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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Tried many distributions over the years. Pretty much stuck with a Redhat and MS dual boot for the past few years. Had a strange urge to try Slackware 9.1 when it came out. Needless to say now I run just Slackware 9.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5000 laptop. Managed to nuke Windows and haven't had the need for it yet (2 months and counting).
Old 12-14-2003, 09:14 PM   #5
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...though this is my first post anywhere about Linux, you "forum members" helped me through it.
I had Linux running for about a year before I ever posted about it. I read bulletin boards, usenet, and documentation.
So, of course, I believe you have chosen the correct path.
Welcome to Linux.
Old 12-15-2003, 07:42 AM   #6
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Old 12-27-2003, 07:43 PM   #7
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yeah, I know what you're talking about, ever since I started getting into computers, I started hating Windows 98 more and more. I figured out everything there is to it. I even started using DOS more than the actual Windows! Tried multiple times to burn different distributions of Linux on a CD but it never worked. The only success was with Knoppix. Then finally, my father gave me a Mandrake 9.2 CD from work and I couldn't be happier. This is exactly the OS for me because you can tweak absolutely everything and it is so flexible.


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