art.hall at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 5 23:18:22 CST 2009
Welcome to the San Antonio Linux community. You'll find the folks on this list are very understanding and very helpful. They have been generous with their time, talent, and equipment as I have worked to get computers and software for refugee families.
Since many of my "clients" learned on Windows, I looked long and hard for a Linux version that was as close as possible to that OS and finally settled on Ubuntu. You may want to give it a try in your transition to Linux. It has virtually all the bells and whistles you could want as a beginner and you can download even more when you're ready.
Glad to have you aboard.
From: Christopher Connell <connell.christopher at yahoo.com>
Subject: [SATLUG] Introduction
To: satlug at satlug.org
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 10:51 PM
Just wanted to introduce myself to the members of SATLUG.
My name is Chris and I'm new to Linux (like one week new... :-D )
Anyway I go to UTSA (Communication Major) and work in a computer store.
I'm running Mandriva 2010 on a Dell D430. I know nothing about linux commands and hope I can learn that among other things.
I bought a few books: Linux Complete (2002), Hacking Knoppix, Fedora 10 & Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu for Dummies, Linux Troubleshooting Bible (2004), Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Linux for Dummies (8th Ed), Linux Bible (2008)
I bought so many books/ different OS because I was unsure what OS I actually wanted to install. I chose Mandriva because it installed on my system with little to no headaches and included a lot of free software that I was used to using (Open Office and Gimp)
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