[Cialug] new to this group, and Linux

Jim Asbille jim.asbille at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 22:50:44 CDT 2005

On Wednesday 01 June 2005 17:45, Travis Beaty wrote:

I'm also fond of SuSE.  I use 9.3, I purchased a copy for $12.  I started with 
Debian and then Red Hat but as a newbie I had trouble so I purchased SuSE 9.0 
which I heard had a great install and excellent out of the box hardware 
support.  I'm hooked now because I'm getting better at using Yast and I'm 
comfortable with how well everything works.  

> On Wednesday 01 June 2005 06:01 pm, albus wrote:
> > Welcome Michael.
> Hello All!
> 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!
> Regards,
> Travis Beaty
> P.S.  At some point, I'll try to get to a meeting, but it is quite a ways
> to drive for me.

Jim Asbille, MSM
Linux User 388607

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