Todd W. Bucy
toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sat Nov 7 13:06:27 CST 2009
IMO, a geeks choice of distro is like ones choice in a mate. Personally
I tried Mandriva, she looked good, but it seemed a bit too temperamental
for me. Ubuntu on the other hand, while a bit plain looking at times,
is very dependable, and more importantly I know her quirks.
All that said, your choice of a distro is something that you have to
live with on a daily basis. You get to choose how your hardware runs
and what runs on it, I tell you what that other OS she's a real
bossy...well i won't slide completely into a misogynistic MS rant
Christopher Connell wrote:
> Thanks Todd for the input about the difference between OS and Distro. I'll pick up those books once I finish with the ones I picked up.
> --- On Fri, 11/6/09, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> From: Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Introduction
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, 2:49 PM
> Christopher Connell wrote:
>> Hey guys/gals,
>> 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)
> two of my favorite books on Linux are Linux in Nutshell (an absolute must have for anyone interested in Linux) and the Linux Cookbook. Granted these books are written for the intermediate user, they will still be invaluable once you get the basics down. Ohh year just a FYI your OS is Linux your distribution is Mandriva. Also give Ubuntu a look its a great noob distro, with a great forum community.
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