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Old 07-05-2014, 11:24 PM   #1
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Greetings, all.

This site keeps popping up on Google searches for questions I have, so it stands to reason I sign up.

I've been messing with linux for a long time, but still know hardly anything about it. Actually sometimes I learn a fair amount, then a new version comes out, and it's back to square one.

Anyhow, yeah, greets!
Old 07-06-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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Greetings, BobKay!
Glad you're back on the path.
Old 07-06-2014, 01:03 AM   #3
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welcome back!
Old 07-06-2014, 04:11 AM   #4
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Hi there,

Welcome back!!!

but still know hardly anything about it
Join the club, Linux is a Lady, there's mistery, suspense and'll never get a me, I'd know...
then a new version comes out, and it's back to square one
...umm, that's subject for my very humble opinion, but if you know the base, you're set. Fedora 8 was my starter, what I learned (command line wise that is) was pretty much applicable to the ones I used next (Arch, Xubuntu, Bodhi, Debian and now Manjaro)...
Unless you really deviate (like I had with Solaris) and discover AFTERWARDS that "this is not Linux anymore"...hehe,

And again: welcome back...

Old 07-06-2014, 05:23 AM   #5
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcomes. But I've never been off the path, actually; I've been running linux continuously since kernel version 1.08 or thereabouts and Slackware since version (still have the CD in fact). Seriously, how many of the things in the 1.x kernels and systems built around them are still current today?

I'm in the process of replacing my 2005-vintage Pentium 4 system running Slackware 12.2 with a brand new 4GHz i7 with Slackware 14.1; in the process discovering (for instance) that fdisk can't create partitions larger than 2TB so I had to learn the new partitioning tools. And of course the issue of going from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.x has me feeling like I have to re-learn everything from scratch.
Old 07-06-2014, 11:31 AM   #7
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You'll find your way around the new KDE soon enough I don't think I ever ran KDE 3.x on my old computers. Used to be more into XFCE, and now Cinnamon these days. But I have tested KDE 4.x a bit, and it was very easy to use.
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