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Old 06-16-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Talking Now I am actually a Noobie


I am now very excited. I just installed Mandrake 10 on my computer and can now claim the status of Noobie. Before, I guess I was just a pre-noobie.

The installation went without a hitch. I probably installed too many packages, but I want to test stuff out and I had plenty of disk space.

Thanks to all the Linux users who put out a plethora of useful and helpful information about this wonderful alternative to Bill Gates' empire-building-ways.

I am just gushing with excitement and enthusiasm to learn more about how to use this tool effectively.

Now, a quick question; How many of you got absolutely no sleep on the first night of your first Linux installation?

I don't think I will sleep tonight; I probably should have waited till the weekend since I have to go to work tomorrow and work more on Windows.

Luv ya all,

Geoff
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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I probably stayed up until at least 3 a.m. Of course, I do that all the time with Linux anyway
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:27 AM   #3
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i been up for 4 days i still havent installed but my cd order should be here today so it is kind of exciting.... i guess
Mandrake 10.0 same here
 
Old 06-16-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:10 AM   #5
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I spent a couple of days with not a lot of sleep with my (quite smooth) mandrake 10 install...

And I've been using linux since the very early days of slackware 3? and redhat 2 :-)

But a new install takes a while, esp if you have to set up samba and internet sharing and getting win4lin and the nvidia driver to co-exist... And reinstall the important apps like gtk-gnutella and q3 and ut original...
 
Old 06-16-2004, 10:59 AM   #6
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I was up until 4AM last night just kind of getting used to the system; configuring my desktop. I actually thought it was 1:30 before I looked at the clock and it said 3:53!!!!! This stuff gets into your head; it is addicting. After I installed this distro, I had a feeling of control over my computer instead of Winblows doing stuff for me that I didn't want it to.

Tonight, I am going to configure Apache and try to get SSH to work so I can play around with my system from work.

Look forward to chatting with all you wonderful Linux people.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 10:59 AM   #7
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Excellent post gbrewste, congratulations and have fun

Quote:
I don't think I will sleep tonight; I probably should have waited till the weekend since I have to go to work tomorrow and work more on Windows.

lol, ***step away from the keyboard***

you are at the top of a very slippery slope, when that XP (or whatever) boot screen shows up tomorrow you are going to start thinking....hmmmm, whatif....maybe...oooh: I could install it at work too

The downside is that as well as getting no sleep you won't get much work done either for a few days





well that's pretty much my situation anyway

mark

ps: luckily I have a penguin-friendly sysadmin, so he understands
 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:04 AM   #8
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Hey, you must be experienced. Right now I am at work, and instead of putting together the Dreamweaver training manuals I should be working on, I am perusing this board and saving posts and threads that I might be able to use later.

Luckily, I have an understanding boss; he is actually burning a copy of Suse 9.1 for me since for some reason I can't access the Windows server where it is located (I was able to last week and the permissions seem fine -- I have finally stumped our network admin)

Anyway, I was just thinking last night that I should partition the hd of my work laptop and dual boot that machine too. I stopped myself, saying that I should learn a bit more first before I screw something up and lose something I really need.

Thanks for the support
 
Old 06-16-2004, 04:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbrewste
Thanks for the support
My name is chefmark, and I have a problem....





Ooops, sorry wrong forum.......well then again


Enjoy Mandrake, and do not, no matter how tempting, even dream about any one of all the other distros out there.

Actually under no circumstances should you even peep at the Linux-Distributions section.

mark*



*please take everything I said here with about a pound of salt


Once again, congrats and welcome
 
  


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