[Cialug] new to this group, and Linux
listaddy at technomajian.net
Wed Jun 1 18:45:45 CDT 2005
On Wednesday 01 June 2005 06:01 pm, albus wrote:
> Welcome Michael.
Since we are introducing ourselves, I suppose it is time for me to come out of
lurker mode and say "Hi!"
I'm from the teeny weenie town of Osage, northeast of Mason City. I signed
up as I was out looking for lugs close to me -- there is only one that I am
aware of which is closer to me than Des Moines.
As far as my knowledge of Linux, I guess I would characterize myself as on the
"high side of newbie." My story of how I was introduced to Linux is
embarrassing and humorous, as I am probably the only person in the known
universe who has ever *accidentally* installed Linux. This happened in 2000,
and I was so impressed with what I saw, I've never gone back to Windows.
(FYI, it was Mandrake 7.2 that I installed.)
It's really embarrassing. My machismo commands me to shut up about it now.
At any rate, I would suggest looking at SuSE. I am now currently running 9.2
on my laptop, and it is very nice. 9.3 is out, but I haven't upgraded yet,
apart from installing KDE 3.4 on my system.
I'm sure there will be others that would argue pro or con about SuSE. And,
that great! It's really a personal thing, what I've gained from my own
personal experiences with Linux. If [insert Linux distro here] works for
you, that's super!! But keep in mind too that there are MANY high quality
distros out there that are free, and very good.
Welcome to the Linux world. I think you will like it here!
P.S. At some point, I'll try to get to a meeting, but it is quite a ways to
drive for me.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
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