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niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Well you may think after I say this I did not install Ubuntu,Configure It,And Compile everything I need.Hopefully you will still believe me.Now for the truth:
I am really 9.Fourth Grade.Most experienced computer kid on earth.(Or atleast I think so.(This is probably true.))
Now I probably will get banned for just faking that Age kind of thing.I mean all you half to do is pick some random age.


One more thing:KIDS RULE!

karellen
September 15th, 2008, 09:17 PM
congrats. intelligence doesn't necessarily come with old age ;)

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 09:18 PM
:P
I really thought I would get some bad replies.Hopefully not.Oh and one more thing:
I am not just correcting my grammar by using Firefox's Spell Checker,I can actually write like this.

fatality_uk
September 15th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Oh and one more thing: I am not just correcting my grammar by using Firefox's Spell Checker,I can actually write like this.

That's as well maybe, but does look a little forced. But that's just MHO ;)

LaRoza
September 15th, 2008, 09:24 PM
I can actually write like this.

Well, you'll improve with time.

Spaces should follow comma's and periods and you shouldn't capitalise words so much ;)

JetskiDude911
September 15th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Need to use the space bar a little more there I think. :)

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Hopefully after the first quarter I will have some better spelling. Am I doing the space thing right?

LaRoza
September 15th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Hopefully after the first quarter I will have some better spelling. Am I doing the space thing right?

Yes, you are now.

You spell very well by the way.

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Cool. I usually get A's in ever Spelling Test we have.
I am Also very good in Math.
Oh and thanks.

Sealbhach
September 15th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Well done Nicholas, a lot of people much older than you would give up with Ubuntu if they find something they think is too difficult.


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niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Oh and now I wish I could use nicholaspage instead of niccholaspage.When I signed up for hotmail(VERY long time ago) Someone had already taken nicholaspage.So I just use niccholaspage.Oh and yeah my name is spelled like this,Like now Sealbhach said:Nicholas

gjoellee
September 15th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Well you may think after I say this I did not install Ubuntu,Configure It,And Compile everything I need.Hopefully you will still believe me.Now for the truth:
I am really 9.Fourth Grade.Most experienced computer kid on earth.(Or atleast I think so.(This is probably true.))
Now I probably will get banned for just faking that Age kind of thing.I mean all you half to do is pick some random age.


One more thing:KIDS RULE!

I think we have something in common:) But I am in 9th grade and is 13, and I am a web-designer...check out www.kshoster.net (http://www.kshoster.net) and I am from Norway. However ironic enough I am the one of the coolest kids in class!

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Cool.I tried to make a website template once in GIMP, But I failed badly.
Oh and one thing:Can some mod(Like LaRoza) Somehow change my age to 9,Because I really can't do that. Hopefully it is somehow possible.Oh and January 25 is my birthday. I wonder if I put that info into the system.
EDIT:I guess I think I changed my age to 9.

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 10:29 PM
I just made this website my Home Page. I love the forums.
Oh and by the way, Does anyone have something hard but fun to compile? I know how to compile things and I just like messing around and trying to find what I need.

god0fgod
September 15th, 2008, 10:33 PM
You don't want to fall into arrogance and/or cockyness.

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 10:37 PM
^^Yeah I guess your right. Oh and does anyone know the link for the Ubuntu Ranks thread? It showed every single rank on the Ubuntu Forums.

god0fgod
September 15th, 2008, 10:38 PM
I would also like to know. I find the ranks on this board very interesting.

niccholaspage
September 15th, 2008, 10:42 PM
I know. Most of the time I get confused on ranks. Like when I first got the "Carafe of Ubuntu" Rank, The beans were mixed around and things like this. After having it for a while it is like the other ranks with another bean shaded in.

sisco311
September 15th, 2008, 10:49 PM
I know. Most of the time I get confused on ranks. Like when I first got the "Carafe of Ubuntu" Rank, The beans were mixed around and things like this. After having it for a while it is like the other ranks with another bean shaded in.https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumsFAQ#What's%20the%20deal%20with%20coffee%20cu ps/beans%20and%20the%20funny%20titles? (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumsFAQ#What%27s%20the%20deal%20with%20coffee%20 cups/beans%20and%20the%20funny%20titles?)

skipsbro
September 15th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Hey that's pretty cool! I wish I had been younger when I got into ubuntu, but it's awesome to see someone that has.

god0fgod
September 15th, 2008, 10:52 PM
I got these:

http://ubuntuforums.org/images/rank_1.png
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Image limit run out:

http://ubuntuforums.org/images/rank_9.png
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http://ubuntuforums.org/images/rank_25.png
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Frak
September 15th, 2008, 10:55 PM
I know. Most of the time I get confused on ranks. Like when I first got the "Carafe of Ubuntu" Rank, The beans were mixed around and things like this. After having it for a while it is like the other ranks with another bean shaded in.
Beans and bean counts are the most useless part of this forum. Second would be the thanks system. Last would be the Cafe`

It's a support forum, but it's evolved into a Bazaar.

god0fgod
September 15th, 2008, 10:56 PM
"Skinny Extra Sweet Ubuntu"

Hmmm. Could do with some of that lol

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 01:09 AM
"Skinny Extra Sweet Ubuntu"

^^Some ranks I don't get.

LaRoza
September 16th, 2008, 01:17 AM
It's a support forum, but it's evolved into a Bazaar.

What is wrong with bazaar? It is a nice version control system.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 01:27 AM
What is wrong with bazaar? It is a nice version control system.
Yeah.It isn'y bazaar. Not like some other forums that really go crazy.

Warpnow
September 16th, 2008, 01:45 AM
I was 11 when I first tried Red Hat linux.

I wish so badly I had tried Ubuntu...

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 01:48 AM
I know. I got into Ubuntu when looking for how to download "Linux".
At first I did not know that Linux is just what Debian was built on, And Ubuntu was based on it.

doorknob60
September 16th, 2008, 01:51 AM
Nice. My 10 year old brother uses Linux, but he makes me do everything for him (he can use Add/Remove and stuff like that, but nothing in the terminal). That shows that Linux is really ready for use by everyone, young old and in between (My mom's 47 and is happy with it, but I still do most things for her, but it was like that in Windows too, just more reformatting and virus cleaning :P)

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Well I actually know how to use the terminal :D

Darkhack
September 16th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Trust me kid, don't be impressed with adults. When you get older you'll learn new things, but you will discover that people's general personality stays the same. I was always annoyed in school because while my classmates were making fart jokes, I was interested in learning. That held true even in high school but it went from fart jokes to sex jokes. That's pretty much the only difference.

Being able to work with computers at age 9 is impressive from the stand point that you don't have as much experience, but the brain is perfectly able to learn and handle new information just as easily as an adult can and in some cases (language for example) better. Studies show that children can learn a second language faster than an adult.

Personally I think society is babying kids way too much. I'm not saying that we should go back to the pioneer days where they were getting married by puberty, I'm just saying that we should realize kids can be intelligent and mature. They just seem to lack direction. I've seen motivated kids who know as much about a topic as adults do. That's what we should be encouraging.

Good for you kid. Just realize that most people your age have the capability to learn independently (in this case about Linux). It's just that not many work for it like you have.

Old_Grey_Wolf
September 16th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Well you may think after I say this I did not install Ubuntu,Configure It,And Compile everything I need.Hopefully you will still believe me.Now for the truth:
I am really 9.Fourth Grade.Most experienced computer kid on earth.(Or atleast I think so.(This is probably true.))
Now I probably will get banned for just faking that Age kind of thing.I mean all you half to do is pick some random age.


One more thing:KIDS RULE!

You think people will not believe you are 9 years old.

Well, I do.

However, the expectations of what you can do with a computer because of your age are biased both ways.

I am very old. I have read a lot of posts stating that Linux is not ready for Grandma or Grandpa to install, and configure. If that were really true, then I guess I wouldn't be posting here.

My recommendation is to keep learning new things.

When I grew up there were black-and-white TVs, airplanes rather than jets, we hadn't landed on the moon, we used typewriters because there were no home computers and the Internet hadn't been invented yet. There are so many things that I could add to this list but you probably wouldn't know what I was talking about.

To state it again, keep learning new things.

The future is a wonderful place when you are part of it rather than just an observer.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Being able to work with computers at age 9 is impressive from the stand point that you don't have as much experience, but the brain is perfectly able to learn and handle new information just as easily as an adult can and in some cases (language for example) better. Studies show that children can learn a second language faster than an adult.

Thanks.

@Old_Gray_Wolf: Very awesome post.

There are so many things that I could add to this list but you probably wouldn't know what I was talking about.
List some of the things. I really MAY be able to understand you. My best subjects are Math(Number 1!) And Reading.

MaxIBoy
September 16th, 2008, 02:26 AM
It's very nice that you can do this at age nine, but I don't think you really need to disclose your age. The beauty of the Internet is that you can disguise yourself as much as you like; I love feeling free to have people treat me with respect without age mattering.

Meeting people face-to-face, you can see people try to guess your age or even ask, which I think is phenomenally rude, and then these people decide how much respect you deserve. The same thing goes for clothes, or accents, or hair, or anything else that isn't nailed down.


By the way, when I was your age, I'd already changed Bill Gates' desktop background from behind a school network, and it was only a few weeks before that day I figured out that Linus Torvalds doesn't even have a desktop background.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 02:28 AM
I know. When I first was trying to post this topic I just stopped and didn't do it. Than after a while I thought to. Well now it is posted and is getting some very good replies.

Dr Small
September 16th, 2008, 02:28 AM
What is wrong with bazaar? It is a nice version control system.
I love Bazaar. It really isn't that difficult now :)

Frak
September 16th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Yeah.It isn'y bazaar. Not like some other forums that really go crazy.
Think about Gentoo forums. They allow all profanity, remarks of others if it isn't really bad, and they don't even acknowledge admins and mods as "high powered beings". They are so level with users that if a user is banned, the admin is under scrutiny until they can prove it.

Less control, but they show incredibly amazing organization and teamwork. Too much control... and well... you have people that lash back... and those who censor the arguments... ends up to be nasty and crazy, like a bazaar.

cardinals_fan
September 16th, 2008, 02:43 AM
List some of the things. I really MAY be able to understand you. My best subjects are Math(Number 1!) And Reading.
I love math too. I'm in high school, and I'm taking Calculus (way fun). Chemistry is great too - if you like math, you'll probably enjoy it.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 02:51 AM
My Teacher said we will be doing some fun experiments in Science. So far we are just doing some boring straw, clips, and tape things.
I think the 4rth grade will be easy. When it is 11:00 we switch classes and for the hour learn some math, And once it's 12:00 it's lunch time, Then recess and then we do Social Studies and then Science.

cardinals_fan
September 16th, 2008, 02:53 AM
My Teacher said we will be doing some fun experiments in Science. So far we are just doing some boring straw, clips, and tape things.
I think the 4rth grade will be easy. When it is 11:00 we switch classes and for the hour learn some math, And once it's 12:00 it's lunch time, Then recess and then we do Social Studies and then Science.
I remember 4th grade... my teacher was great. He told jokes every morning at the start of class, and over half of his math class (we switched classes for different levels of math) skipped two years of math the next summer.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Wow! That would be a very nice teacher. Are teacher loves Frogs. See has a lot of frogs in the class room. She also has frog post notes, Frog Tissues, And A Frog to wipe off the computer's monitor. When I finished my work on the computer(Some basic math and reading) I flipped the screen so It was upside down. It isn't that hard. I REALLY want to install Edubuntu on every single PC In the school, and Ubuntu for the teachers. It would take a while though.

shak541
September 16th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I do believe you on your age, and wow.... sounds amazing.. that young yet so good with things like this.... I'm 16 and well... i know enough to help others in my family and friends with linux.. yet still ask questions myself. I started all this computer stuff like 3-4 years ago. Heard of linux as hard, and well.... so far... its had its points... but I can't stand going back to windows at all! I do like the fact that you are so young yet use linux. J/W, what convinced you to use linux?

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Well my old Desktop computer was making very weird noises. So I was searching for some OS and came with Linux. And I was thinking, "Where do I download it?" Than I found that Distros are based on Linux. And I somehow came up with Ubuntu out of some random searches at linux.com. And After that, My Laptop's Vista install crashed and it would not boot At All. I grabbed my Ubuntu Install CD and started using it. Than it took me a month for my WIFI card but I got it.

Dr Small
September 16th, 2008, 03:03 AM
I started using Linux at 15, only out of desperate hope to find an OS that "worked". There are many young folks on here, from what I have seen.

Old_Grey_Wolf
September 16th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Thanks.

@Old_Gray_Wolf: Very awesome post.

List some of the things. I really MAY be able to understand you. My best subjects are Math(Number 1!) And Reading.

It is my bed time so I may post more tomorrow.

Something that I think of right away are adding machines. They where mechanical calculators. That was before the invention of the semiconductor calculator. Today, many people don't use semiconductor calculators because computers have applications; such as spreadsheets, that do calculations.

What I really wanted to convey to you is that learning, and being part of the future can make your life pleasurable.

Don't be complacient. Keep your desire for learning.

cardinals_fan
September 16th, 2008, 03:06 AM
It is my bed time so I may post more tomorrow.

Something that I think of right away are adding machines. They where mechanical calculators. That was before the invention of the semiconductor calculator. Today, many people don't use semiconductor calculators because computers have applications; such as spreadsheets, that do calculations.

What I really wanted to convey to you is that learning, and being part of the future can make your life pleasurable.

Don't be complacient. Keep your desire for learning.
My Calculus teacher has a book of trig functions. Hundreds of pages of numbers that took years to create back in the 19th century (when it was written) - all rendered obsolete by today's $10 calculators from WalMart.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Good night.
And people might say my parents are stupid for this.
I go to bed at 10:30 PM. I am in the Eastern Time Zone.
I have 25 minutes than I need to go to sleep.
EDIT:Wow. Five hours and we are on page 5. Very Cool.

shak541
September 16th, 2008, 03:07 AM
lol, i installed and switched between ubuntu and vista about 7 times before switching to ubuntu...... mostly wifi was a pain. Then a guide came out and bam!!....I cannot use anything other then ubuntu. I did a dual boot with vista just for itunes..... but .... killed that after a week or not using vista.... i just dont see what vista has that linux doesn't.... ohhh yea.... me playing with the system every 30sec... to either solve problems or to customize and create problems...lolz... kept me busy for years and years.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 03:08 AM
I always create problems. Like right now I had to reinstall my kernel and my sound won't work. The system beeps work great though.

cardinals_fan
September 16th, 2008, 03:08 AM
The system beeps work great though.
:lolflag:

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 03:09 AM
The system beeps work great and beep to loud.
And what was the LOL for? (I know what LOL means.)

shak541
September 16th, 2008, 03:19 AM
stop picking on the poor kid.... I'm surpised you even noticed things like that... The system beep works great though. ohhhh no.... one s out of place. HAHA! problem creating means need to solve problems... which leads to more knowledge in my opinion.

shak541
September 16th, 2008, 03:23 AM
me laughing at myself for not figuring this out. And not dual booting but rather formatting and installing or restoring backup partions.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I gotta go. In 5 more minutes I will be back but won't really stay for long because of my bed time.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 10:31 PM
I finished school, And the bowling at school. And shak541 not to be rude but get your *** out of this thread.

Lord Xeb
September 16th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Hello. I am 18 and started using Ubuntu cold turkey in January :D I love it and it "just works" for me. No more of those damn viruses and user restrictions that I use to have on my XP machine. I am now in near complete control over my whole system which is nice for a change. I love going out and finding new things about linux. Just the other day I meet a guy at Taco Bell who uses Red Hat and who had a 5 min conversation on the subject. I mention linux at school and promote it via my laptop. I am always getting asked "What is that, a Mac?" But when I say that it is linux they always ask "what is that?". I just laugh and tell them that it is a FOSS OS and is an alternative the Mac and Windows allow with that it is fully customizable. They just look at me weird and start asking questions. Oh dear, there I went on rambling. Sorry. Also, nice to see some youngens on here for a change.

Frak
September 16th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Hello. I am 18 and started using Ubuntu... ...Also, nice to see some youngens on here for a change.

I really have nothing to say here.

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 10:54 PM
I still want to try getting Edubuntu on my school's computers. They stink. They currently run Windows XP and I wanted to delete the Windows Directory on the PC I was using.

Lord Xeb
September 16th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I know what you mean. Our computers at school are old pieces of crap. We just got a new Mac Lab for photo editing and yet no once got new computers that need to be replaced e_e. Everything in our school is networked together and is slower than hell. We could use Linux with Crossover and stuff to making things much more efficent and faster :D but they went with something everyone knew. WTF? Could have saved some money you know!

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I want to install Edubuntu on my school computers and then install WINE so I can get the program that they use to work.

Lord Xeb
September 16th, 2008, 11:24 PM
That works too. Alas, thine world is not fully ready for ye yet...

niccholaspage
September 16th, 2008, 11:27 PM
I am waiting right now for This to happen:
Windows Vista will be gone.
New Windows Operating Systems will use Linux as a base, Or even the most best operating system:Ubuntu

Though this will take so long to happen.

MaxIBoy
September 17th, 2008, 12:05 AM
All in good time. I used to care that I had to use Windows on the school computers (except for one of them in the science room, but I think they reformatted that one and put XP back. :mad:) Now I don't care because I've got a laptop.

tom66
September 17th, 2008, 12:13 AM
I introduced myself to Ubuntu at 13... started using it at 14.

cardinals_fan
September 17th, 2008, 12:34 AM
The system beeps work great and beep to loud.
And what was the LOL for? (I know what LOL means.)
I just found that comment very amusing. The system beeps are generally not a good thing to hear.

I finished school, And the bowling at school. And shak541 not to be rude but get your *** out of this thread.
I just got out myself. I only have homework from French, English, and Calculus.

I am waiting right now for This to happen:
Windows Vista will be gone.
New Windows Operating Systems will use Linux as a base, Or even the most best operating system:Ubuntu

Though this will take so long to happen.
Doesn't matter to me.

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 12:58 AM
I just found that comment very amusing. The system beeps are generally not a good thing to hear.
No they are not.

I just got out myself. I only have homework from French, English, and Calculus.
I have some Science questions

Doesn't matter to me.
It does to me.

Yes
September 17th, 2008, 01:41 AM
No they are not.

They're used to indicate a problem when the computer POSTs. One or two are sometimes used to let you know that everything went ok, but more are usually bad.

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 02:49 AM
damm kid you want some attention isn't it, this is the effect of mass media and stardom etc you see on TV and net,people seeking attention it might be little bitter, i do appreciate your efforts and respect your knowledge you gathered, but sure looking at what is this all about probably now you may want to say my $#!t too out of the thread isn't it (i am still hesitating to push that "post Quick reply" with my message)
Don't really understand so much.
And I found the Ranks thread:
http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=841737

Sinkingships7
September 17th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Don't really understand so much.

Don't worry. I don't understand either. ;)

Your use of proper grammar seems to surpass his.

Presto123
September 17th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Good job Nicolas! Maybe you could teach my 9 year old nephew some things. Maybe: how to behave, and how to have patience to learn something.

It isn't so hard to believe that you are doing this at your age, but it would be difficult at best for many kids your age. You are on your way to a lifelong enjoyment of computer systems, I think.

chucky chuckaluck
September 17th, 2008, 04:16 AM
i'm actually 5, though i doubt i'll have any trouble convincing anyone of that.

Presto123
September 17th, 2008, 04:21 AM
i'm actually 5, though i doubt i'll have any trouble convincing anyone of that.

*Snickers*

cardinals_fan
September 17th, 2008, 04:28 AM
i'm actually 5, though i doubt i'll have any trouble convincing anyone of that.
Liar! You're actually seven, but you've failed kindergarden twice.

chris4585
September 17th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Well you may think after I say this I did not install Ubuntu,Configure It,And Compile everything I need.Hopefully you will still believe me.Now for the truth:
I am really 9.Fourth Grade.Most experienced computer kid on earth.(Or atleast I think so.(This is probably true.))
Now I probably will get banned for just faking that Age kind of thing.I mean all you half to do is pick some random age.


One more thing:KIDS RULE!

I'm not bashing you at all, but I don't think Ubuntu is hard at all, anyone can learn it as you proven, I look at what I know and If i was about the same age I probably would know about the same stuff, my spelling would suck more though, I'm not a grade A student, more like "is it passing?" but if someone spends enough time doing something they can figure it out, congrats we need more kids like you

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Good job Nicolas! Maybe you could teach my 9 year old nephew some things. Maybe: how to behave, and how to have patience to learn something.

It isn't so hard to believe that you are doing this at your age, but it would be difficult at best for many kids your age. You are on your way to a lifelong enjoyment of computer systems, I think.
Thanks. Oh and my name is spelled with a H. Like this:Nicholas
I need to go to school in 5 minutes.

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Back from school. Everyday it gets boring and more boring.

Sinkingships7
September 17th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Back from school. Everyday it gets boring and more boring.

If it's so easy for you, perhaps you could look into skipping a grade. My brother was offered the chance once around your age.

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Yeah but it would be hard convincing are Principal because we have a new one(The old one was MUCH better.) I would really want to skip a grade now.

billgoldberg
September 17th, 2008, 09:07 PM
9 years.

You guys are lucky.

When I was 9 nobody had a computer. I got my first one when I was 12 or 13.

I'm only 21, so this isn't that long ago.

Times change fast.

--

Thinking of it, when I was nine I was out playing with friends outside. That might have been better than sitting behind a pc.

billgoldberg
September 17th, 2008, 09:10 PM
I'm not bashing you at all, but I don't think Ubuntu is hard at all, anyone can learn it as you proven, I look at what I know and If i was about the same age I probably would know about the same stuff, my spelling would suck more though, I'm not a grade A student, more like "is it passing?" but if someone spends enough time doing something they can figure it out, congrats we need more kids like you

No you couldn't.

Most kids that age don't even have a clue what an OS is.

My 10 year old brother does, because I tell him.

I can't get him to do more than browsing netlog though.

RiceMonster
September 17th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Hmm, so you're in grade 4 now? If you're 9, I'm guessing you were born in 1999, meaning I was in grade 4 the year you were born (I'm 19). Kind of interesting, If you're amused by such irrelevant things, like I tend to be.

When I was your age all I wanted to do on a computer was play video games like Lego Island, James Pond, Descent I/II, and Diablo. I hadn't even heard of Linux, and if I did, I definitely would have had no interest in it.


I want to install Edubuntu on my school computers and then install WINE so I can get the program that they use to work.

I don't think wine is a good idea for a school environment; it's too unreliable, and it's highly unlikely that anyone at the school will know how to troubleshoot it.

chris4585
September 17th, 2008, 09:17 PM
No you couldn't.

Most kids that age don't even have a clue what an OS is.

My 10 year old brother does, because I tell him.

I can't get him to do more than browsing netlog though.

I'm probably wrong about what I said earlier, but I'd probably know how to use ubuntu and install apps, but just a year ago I was a beginner, now I consider myself a 6/10 on how advanced I am. Three years ago I didn't care about computers and that changed dramatically. I'm sure if you learn at a early age of about 5 how to use a computer and you're interested into it, by the age of 10 (using linux) you'd probably be pretty advanced at least for that age

Now to ask the OP something, did your parents bring you into linux and show you the ropes?

Ioky
September 17th, 2008, 09:21 PM
sadly, I don't get my first computer when I am like 10 or so. Now class can access much more information than we can back to the day. I remember back to the day, we used to have no internet. Windows is like the only OS we can get. (There are mac, but they are expensive, and even for people who has it, there is no software available) NO one in the town know have ever see Linux. Some people hear about it, and people have all kind of imagination about it. Every one is amaze on those 3D Games in computer store. Hard to believe, that is only 10-11 Years ago.

(I live at Macao at that time, right next to Hong Kong) The interesting thing is, FIOS are already available at that time at HK. People know about it, but no one use it, because it is way too expensive. haha.

niccholaspage
September 17th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Now to ask the OP something, did your parents bring you into linux and show you the ropes?
No they did not. I had an interest for computers at the age of 5. That is when I got a Game Boy Advance SP. Pretty cool system. I have been wondering how I got here for a while.

pherber12
September 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Wow, that's great.

god0fgod
September 17th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Do you really think you can install Edubuntu on your school computers? Hmmm. Does your school have a student council or something? I'm doubting it. I'd give up on that idea.

skipsbro
September 17th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Yuck, school computers >.<

I can't believe how much money they waste on tech every year! New versions of software with free alternatives, unnecessary hardware to replace working components, the list goes on! I mean, if they even switched from M$ Office to OO.org, they would save more than $5,000 easy!

Also, the fact that they still use IE6 on the computers angers me.

god0fgod
September 17th, 2008, 10:51 PM
I'm only lucky enough to have Fx on the college's PCs. Everything else seems to be all Microsoft.

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Do you really think you can install Edubuntu on your school computers? Hmmm. Does your school have a student council or something? I'm doubting it. I'd give up on that idea.
I know I can install it. Every room has four computers+1 for the teacher. So I install one as a test, See if everything works and I could go through the install for each of them. It would take after school but I would REALLY want to get it done. And I might just find a learning program for Linux.

Yes
September 18th, 2008, 12:08 AM
There are a number of leraning programs for Linux, was there anything specific you were looking for?

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Well we use the computers for Math And Reading. Like one session in Math, And than the next one in Reading. Each Session usually takes 15 minutes. So 30 minutes on the computer. And One more thing:The teachers use a projector to show documents on the screen or videos. I wonder if this would be difficult to setup.

Presto123
September 18th, 2008, 12:36 AM
It probably wouldn't be THAT complicated to set up with Ubuntu now.

Since we were on the subject of "back in the day":
I remember when I was 9, I was just happy to be able to play on my friend's Nintendo and Super Nintendo or Sega system. We got our first computer between '91 and '93 aside from my brother's Atari system.

I first learned about the internet/modems on Ghost Writer...haha.

OffHand
September 18th, 2008, 01:12 AM
I was using DOS when I was 9 :lolflag:

chris4585
September 18th, 2008, 01:33 AM
I was using DOS when I was 9 :lolflag:

I wish I had that privilege when I was 9

lukjad007
September 18th, 2008, 12:22 PM
I'm just learning DOS. It's like a simple terminal. Keep up the good Ubuntu niccholaspage!

Canis familiaris
September 18th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I didn't even have a PC when I was 9...

Lord DarkPat
September 18th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Don't worry, Ubuntu isn't much :) You're on your way. I was high on Slackware at 9, then mandriva at 10, opensuse at 11, ubuntu and arch at 12, now almost hitting 13.
Good luck

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 01:33 PM
I'm just learning DOS. It's like a simple terminal. Keep up the good Ubuntu niccholaspage!
Thanks. Oh and does anyone know how to reinstall the kernel? Every single time I turn my laptop on it has 6 updates for the network manager SVN. I install them. Once I reboot it wants me to do it again. And this might fix my sound problem.

Oh and I need to go to school in 15 minutes.

cespinal
September 18th, 2008, 01:48 PM
how cool is this???

the only thing I new when I was 9 was how to get to beat Super Mario World!

pp.
September 18th, 2008, 01:59 PM
to beat Super Mario World!

Who or what is Super Mario World, and why does one have to beat him?

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Back from school. Still bored.

-gabe-noob-
September 18th, 2008, 08:40 PM
grr no fair you beat me... :x I started using linux when I was uhhh I think 12. (:P y'd you beat me :(((((( ( ))

god0fgod
September 18th, 2008, 08:50 PM
So you are the network/ICT administrator? You'll get your **** kicked so badly if you do anything to those computers.

Toxicity999
September 18th, 2008, 09:16 PM
I was doing the same sorts of things when I was 9 years ago when I was 9, not that big of a deal.

But it's very good that you're following that trend and getting involved relatively young.

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 09:25 PM
So you are the network/ICT administrator? You'll get your **** kicked so badly if you do anything to those computers.
No I am not. I wonder how I would get this position. Really want it.

lukjad007
September 18th, 2008, 09:29 PM
First, get a degree in networking. Then, get old enough to drive. Then, apply. Then hope for the best. :D

jpeddicord
September 18th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Well you may think after I say this I did not install Ubuntu,Configure It,And Compile everything I need.Hopefully you will still believe me.Now for the truth:
I am really 9.Fourth Grade.Most experienced computer kid on earth.(Or atleast I think so.(This is probably true.))
Now I probably will get banned for just faking that Age kind of thing.I mean all you half to do is pick some random age.


One more thing:KIDS RULE!

That is awesome. At age nine I was just messing around with what pages there were on the Internet and trying to learn how to use the <marquee> tag to my advantage. Good thing that didn't catch on. :)

Like others have said, if you think age will be a barrier on the net, don't share it. Not many know I am 16 (though the '92 in my username kinda gives that away) and it's worked out fine. Just 15 more months left until I can form an LLC and take over the world.

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 10:13 PM
That is awesome. At age nine I was just messing around with what pages there were on the Internet and trying to learn how to use the <marquee> tag to my advantage. Good thing that didn't catch on. :)

Like others have said, if you think age will be a barrier on the net, don't share it. Not many know I am 16 (though the '92 in my username kinda gives that away) and it's worked out fine. Just 15 more months left until I can form an LLC and take over the world.
You are right. But It went fine here.
Oh and I was impatient with my sound working so I compiled the latest ALSA Drivers myself.
EDIT:You you guys like my new avatar?

jpeddicord
September 18th, 2008, 10:19 PM
You are right. But It went fine here.
Oh and I was impatient with my sound working so I compiled the latest ALSA Drivers myself.
EDIT:Do you guys like my new avatar?

Looks good.. I mean, "Yarr, tomorrow be talk like eh pirate day! Git yer avatar a pirate hat!"

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Well than:"I ned to git a pirate hat!"
I will get one in A sec and cartoon it like I did with Tux.

lukjad007
September 18th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Arrrgh!

niccholaspage
September 18th, 2008, 11:27 PM
I have too much work to do because I am not going to school tomorrow(Friday). I am almost done.

nick09
September 19th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Boy talk about young kids getting impacted by new things. Your posts are even better than the normal 14-18 year olds who use internet slang than regular English. I see quite a lot in your future!

I just took a class of Information Technologies/CISCO at BOCES this year too.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 12:12 AM
^^Thanks.
I am done with my work. All I need to do now is just 2 problems in science.

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Where be your pyrate hat lad?

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 12:21 AM
I am looking for a hat for Bux(Tux with Blue!) Anyone find a good one for my buddy?
He is my new background.

smuki
September 19th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I think that most sites would do the fake age deal and ban you, but I have noticed that some forums are a little nicer to those who are young and at least attempting to speak civil rather than some people. And they say that wisdom comes with age, but thats not always the case either so dont fret. I think you are pretty welcome here.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 12:28 AM
I really thought I would get banned right after 10 minutes of posting it, But instead we are at page 12 right now.
Oh and I am STILL looking for a pirate hat that is good enough. A normal one will do so I can colorize it and make it look like a cartoon in GIMP

jpeddicord
September 19th, 2008, 12:46 AM
I really thought I would get banned right after 10 minutes of posting it, But instead we are at page 12 right now.
Oh and I am STILL looking for a pirate hat that is good enough. A normal one will do so I can colorize it and make it look like a cartoon in GIMP

Any of these?
http://images.google.com/images?q=pirate+hat

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 12:57 AM
Arr! How do ye like me new sig? http://i3.tinypic.com/ziwz14.gif

cardinals_fan
September 19th, 2008, 12:58 AM
I really thought I would get banned right after 10 minutes of posting it, But instead we are at page 12 right now.
Oh and I am STILL looking for a pirate hat that is good enough. A normal one will do so I can colorize it and make it look like a cartoon in GIMP
I used this... http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/Pirate%20Hat.gif

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 12:58 AM
Looks pretty good. I think I found the pirate hat. Thanks jacobmp92.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 01:04 AM
I used this... http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/Pirate%20Hat.gif
Thanks for that one too. I am trying to look for the best one that will work on Bux.

sisco311
September 19th, 2008, 01:04 AM
I really thought I would get banned right after 10 minutes of posting it, But instead we are at page 12 right now.
Oh and I am STILL looking for a pirate hat that is good enough. A normal one will do so I can colorize it and make it look like a cartoon in GIMP
:)

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Thanks so much sisco311! I will apply it in a sec.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Bux Loves his new pirate hat. Thanks sisco311, again.

shak541
September 19th, 2008, 01:52 AM
ok... i fail to see what I did that makes you want me out of this thread... feel free to explain... :D

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 01:54 AM
stop picking on the poor kid.... I'm surpised you even noticed things like that... The system beep works great though. ohhhh no.... one s out of place. HAHA! problem creating means need to solve problems... which leads to more knowledge in my opinion.
That is why. Your post after this is a eh.

shak541
September 19th, 2008, 01:58 AM
ok... im sorry but how this this make you want me out of this thread? and what do you mean my post after this is a eh ?

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 02:00 AM
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=115379 for all you pyrate lovers!

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 02:03 AM
ok... im sorry but how this this make you want me out of this thread? and what do you mean my post after this is a eh ?
Eh..:The system beep works great though. ohhhh no.... one s out of place. HAHA!
And the post that you made after the one I quoted before was a eh.

compnut41
September 19th, 2008, 02:07 AM
Way to go. I myself am only 14 (41 - 14, hope you can see the correlation)

If you do read this message start trying to switch your friends to Ubuntu before they get too set on Windows or Apple.

shak541
September 19th, 2008, 02:07 AM
ok first thing: the HAHA goes with what is after.... to make things more clear... and that still doesn't explain why? ... also... try asking people more nicely... if you did I would of left... but considering you told me to get my *** outta here.... well... that kinda upsets me, and makes me wonder what I did exactly.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Sorry. I was in a bad mood when I posted that post.

shak541
September 19th, 2008, 02:11 AM
ohh ok... did I upset you in any way?

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Not That Much. Just A bit.
Oh and I will be now speaking in Pirate %100.
`Tis Arrr. (It's Ok)

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 02:26 AM
Good to see we're all mates again!

nick09
September 19th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Good to see we're all mates again!

Yarr pirate slang please?

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Your starboard.
(Your Right)

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 11:25 AM
ARRR. It' ye are right, matey! Not yer right!
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/Tdarnok/Lolcat.jpg

t0p
September 19th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Bah! Kids these days don't kbnow how lucky they are! When I was 9, home computers were pretty much a pipe-dream. It would be another couple of years before I saw my first microcomputer (the Sinclair ZX81... what a POS that was... but at the time it was revolutionary).

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Arrr! That be true matey! Let's old salts tell them like it is!

nothingspecial
September 19th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Bah! Kids these days don't kbnow how lucky they are! When I was 9, home computers were pretty much a pipe-dream. It would be another couple of years before I saw my first microcomputer (the Sinclair ZX81... what a POS that was... but at the time it was revolutionary).

When I was nine they didn`t even have computers.
(Well they did but not for the home user)
When I was 9 there were no cds, no dvds, no widescreen tvs, no games consoles, man, we had records back then.
When I was 9 they might have had remote controls for your tv but they were on a wire.
When i was 9 I would play football ( not that silly thing where you all get dressed up in protective clothing, the real thing).

This was the top 20 singles chart when I was 9 -

1 The Reflex Duran Duran
2 Automatic Pointer Sisters
3 Against all odds (Take a look at me now) Phil Collins
4 I want to break free Queen
5 One love/ people get ready Bob Marley & the Wailers
6 Locomotion O.M.D.
7 When you're young and in love Flying Pickets
8 Don't tell me Blancmange
9 Footloose Kenny Loggins
10 Let's hear it for the boy Deniece Williams
11 Hello Lionel Richie
12 Dancing girls Nik Kershaw
13 The Lebanon Human League
14 I'm falling Bluebells
15 Love games Belle & the Devotions
16 Wake me up before you go go Wham!
17 Break dance party Break Machine
18 (When you say you love somebody) In the heart Kool & the Gang
19 Somebody else's guy Jocelyn Brown
20 You take me up Thompson Twins

Oh to be 9 again.

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 01:52 PM
I'm gonna go to a wedding in a few hours. And I am skipping school:)

lukjad007
September 19th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Have fun!

Nano Geek
September 19th, 2008, 04:27 PM
I'm gonna go to a wedding in a few hours. And I am skipping school:)Aren't you a little young to bet getting married? :)

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 11:32 PM
You think I am getting married? I am accessing this site from TV Internet from the hotel. The keyboard stinks and no spell checker.

EDIT: Is my Avatar and Profile Picture working? It doesn't show here.

Sinkingships7
September 20th, 2008, 01:18 AM
EDIT: Is my Avatar and Profile Picture working? It doesn't show here.

Yup. Working fine.

Glucklich
September 20th, 2008, 01:43 AM
This was the top 20 singles chart when I was 9

1 The Reflex Duran Duran
2 Automatic Pointer Sisters
3 Against all odds (Take a look at me now) Phil Collins
4 I want to break free Queen
5 One love/ people get ready Bob Marley & the Wailers
6 Locomotion O.M.D.
7 When you're young and in love Flying Pickets
8 Don't tell me Blancmange
9 Footloose Kenny Loggins
10 Let's hear it for the boy Deniece Williams
11 Hello Lionel Richie
12 Dancing girls Nik Kershaw
13 The Lebanon Human League
14 I'm falling Bluebells
15 Love games Belle & the Devotions
16 Wake me up before you go go Wham!
17 Break dance party Break Machine
18 (When you say you love somebody) In the heart Kool & the Gang
19 Somebody else's guy Jocelyn Brown
20 You take me up Thompson Twins

Oh to be 9 again.


Damn. Just for curiosity I went to see this week's Top 100 singles. Wow. And I was going to make a funny comment about George Michael, shame on me. Those were good days. But there were and are a lot of great artists with great contributions to music and creation in general since then, most just can't make it to the top.

xuCGC002
September 20th, 2008, 01:56 AM
My 8-year-old cousin is an avid Linux user. I started using Linux when I was 10, so age has nothing to do with it, it's just what you're willing to do what you're capable of.

jrusso2
September 20th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Bah! Kids these days don't kbnow how lucky they are! When I was 9, home computers were pretty much a pipe-dream. It would be another couple of years before I saw my first microcomputer (the Sinclair ZX81... what a POS that was... but at the time it was revolutionary).

Heck when I was 9 even the idea of one day having a home computer was not there. Computers were big things that sat in huge air conditioned rooms with florescent lights and raised floors. You feed them punch cards and changed their big reel to reel tapes.

niccholaspage
September 20th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Bsck from the weding. Bored to death.

Glucklich
September 20th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Bsck from the weding. Bored to death.

Why? It is the happiest day of the life of two people. Well, at least for the next six years they'll be thinking that. After that divorce will be the order of the day. At least statistically speaking.

niccholaspage
September 20th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Yeah. That was the good part of it.

niccholaspage
September 22nd, 2008, 12:05 AM
Back from the hotel. I switched my Avatar and profile picture back.

Home Sweet Home.

lukjad007
September 22nd, 2008, 11:43 AM
Back from the hotel. I switched my Avatar and profile picture back.
Ye backstabbin' son o' a sea serpent! Ye ken no' do that!

niccholaspage
September 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM
Lol.

lukjad007
September 22nd, 2008, 01:43 PM
I no be makin' jest 'ere lad!
(The OPP is closing down. :'()

niccholaspage
September 22nd, 2008, 10:51 PM
How long are you going to use your pirate stuff?

lukjad007
September 22nd, 2008, 11:00 PM
I be doin' it 'til Tuesday, methinks.

sisco311
September 22nd, 2008, 11:23 PM
I be doin' it 'til Tuesday, methinks.
why?

lukjad007
September 22nd, 2008, 11:44 PM
Think o' what 'happens on Tuesday.

jpeddicord
September 23rd, 2008, 01:16 AM
Think o' what 'happens on Tuesday.

The day after the first day of fall? :P

niccholaspage
September 23rd, 2008, 01:53 AM
I be doin' it 'til Tuesday, methinks.
Ok.
I am making a website for my best friend. I got a template from freewebsitetemplates.com.

The website is at freewebs.com/barneykilla. (He is a weird but funny friend)
Still working on it, Though it is mostly done.

lukjad007
September 23rd, 2008, 12:19 PM
The day after the first day of fall? :P
Ye no no? Ye should be ashamed o' yerself! BUMParr!

niccholaspage
September 23rd, 2008, 01:33 PM
I'm gonna go to school in 12 minutes.

lukjad007
September 23rd, 2008, 01:39 PM
Fair seas, and followin' winds.

niccholaspage
September 23rd, 2008, 01:40 PM
Ok. I am still bored. I got 5 more minutes now.

lukjad007
September 23rd, 2008, 01:57 PM
What, th' bus don'' come on time? Arr!

niccholaspage
September 24th, 2008, 02:09 AM
I am using the same template I used for my friends site on the Ultimate OS Website.

niccholaspage
September 25th, 2008, 01:35 AM
I just installed Flash 10 And it is awesome! I can FINALLY watch Youtube Videos full screen with Compiz on!

lukjad007
September 25th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Arrr! That be th' ticket laddie!

niccholaspage
September 25th, 2008, 01:00 PM
I Know :P
I'm installing GNOME 2.4 with Garnome.

Lord DarkPat
September 25th, 2008, 01:42 PM
I Know :P
I'm installing GNOME 2.4 with Garnome.
Hey there, fellow kiddo :P I'm 12.

tigrezno
September 25th, 2008, 02:06 PM
niccholaspage, I'm your father.

lukjad007
September 25th, 2008, 02:14 PM
That 'as t' be th' most overused line evah! :evil:

Noxn
September 25th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Hmm, I began with windows at the age of... Hum, around 7-8 i think, not sure (But i didn't understand very much) but you beat me. (I'm 14 now)

Really, you must be one of the most intelligent kids in the world.



I don't know what to say, except WOW.

Mulenmar
September 25th, 2008, 10:39 PM
I just made this website my Home Page. I love the forums.
Oh and by the way, Does anyone have something hard but fun to compile? I know how to compile things and I just like messing around and trying to find what I need.

(Hoping nobody else suggested this, as I haven't read the entire thread, but...) Try Linux from Scratch -- you compile everything yourself. As bare-bones and (at least for me and under Ubuntu) challenging as you can get.

Challenging, as in I haven't managed it yet. Not that that's so impressive, I'm still unlearning Winpukes 98 and Windoze Vista.

Mulenmar
September 25th, 2008, 11:10 PM
No I am not. I wonder how I would get this position. Really want it.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/31/arkansas-school-has-an-11-year-old-it-department-no-really/2

jpeddicord
September 26th, 2008, 03:15 AM
That 'as t' be th' most overused line evah! :evil:

Dude. It's well past Tuesday. :P

niccholaspage
September 26th, 2008, 03:21 AM
Hmm, I began with windows at the age of... Hum, around 7-8 i think, not sure (But i didn't understand very much) but you beat me. (I'm 14 now)

Really, you must be one of the most intelligent kids in the world.



I don't know what to say, except WOW.
Thanks.
And Thanks for the link Mulenmar.

lukjad007
September 26th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Dude. It's well past Tuesday. :P
I 'as nevah said which Tuesday! :P

Lord DarkPat
September 26th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Deleted for being utterly obnoxious

lukjad007
September 26th, 2008, 02:59 PM
I see.

gettinoriginal
September 26th, 2008, 03:03 PM
I have read this thread with interest, admiration, and humor, as when I was 9, (see screenshot) the PC was not even thought of. I am now 61 and learning the in's and out's of Ubuntu. I admire the tonacity of the OP and others who have posted here, but must admit that my highlight at the age of 9 was to win the local hula hoop contest and coming in second on the pogo stick. :-\"

86480

nkri
September 26th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Hey, nice job, man. To be able to compile and set up an entire Linux system by yourself at 9 is quite a feat and you should be very proud of yourself:)

I'm 15, and in fourth grade I wouldn't have been able to even comprehend half of what you said you can do...keep up the good work!

niccholaspage
September 26th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Hey, nice job, man. To be able to compile and set up an entire Linux system by yourself at 9 is quite a feat and you should be very proud of yourself:)

I'm 15, and in fourth grade I wouldn't have been able to even comprehend half of what you said you can do...keep up the good work!
Thanks.

cardinals_fan
September 27th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Hey, nice job, man. To be able to compile and set up an entire Linux system by yourself at 9 is quite a feat and you should be very proud of yourself:)

I don't think he compiled an entire Linux system ;)

niccholaspage
September 27th, 2008, 02:50 AM
I don't think he compiled an entire Linux system ;)
Yeah I misread that. Though I might just do LFS.(Linux From Scratch)

Frak
September 27th, 2008, 03:50 AM
Yeah I misread that. Though I might just do LFS.(Linux From Scratch)
Slow down there mate. Try using Arch, then progressing to Gentoo before you just dive into LFS. I'll be the first to say, it was extremely daunting task.

cardinals_fan
September 27th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Yeah I misread that. Though I might just do LFS.(Linux From Scratch)
If you like compiling, there's always Lunar ;)

niccholaspage
September 27th, 2008, 06:30 AM
I guess I can download Lunar. How big is it?

S0VERE1GN
September 27th, 2008, 06:39 AM
i got in big trouble for telnet hacking at about 12.

good stuff man, keep pluggin.

niccholaspage
September 27th, 2008, 06:43 AM
i got in big trouble for telnet hacking at about 12.

good stuff man, keep pluggin
Thanks.

lukjad007
September 27th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Arrrr! How be me matey?

Frak
September 27th, 2008, 04:28 PM
I guess I can download Lunar. How big is it?
I'll put my opinion in here. Try Gentoo or Arch instead. Gentoo nags you 100000x less than Lunar and Source Mage do. (Installing, say, GNOME will run you about an hour in y/n questions) Furthur, Arch is a great OS to find your feet in the water of dependencies and package installation properties. This comes from the fact that you'll spend about 1/2 your time compiling packages over yaourt.

cardinals_fan
September 27th, 2008, 05:26 PM
I guess I can download Lunar. How big is it?
I was joking ;)

I'm sure Lunar is a fine system, but it almost drove me insane.

Frak
September 27th, 2008, 05:27 PM
I was joking ;)

I'm sure Lunar is a fine system, but it almost drove me insane.
Aye, me also. It asks more questions than the terrorist hotline...

*cheesy drum effect*

lukjad007
September 27th, 2008, 05:36 PM
*Stares blankly.*

niccholaspage
September 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Aye, me also. It asks more questions than the terrorist hotline...

*cheesy drum effect*
Lunar=Crazy
So Much questions.. Crazy..
I am liking Arch though:P

steveneddy
September 28th, 2008, 11:49 PM
i'm actually 5, though i doubt i'll have any trouble convincing anyone of that.

5?

5 what?

niccholaspage
September 29th, 2008, 01:09 AM
5?

5 what?
5 years old. That is a lie though.

steveneddy
September 29th, 2008, 01:24 AM
5 years old. That is a lie though.

Ya think?

kevdog
September 29th, 2008, 01:55 AM
self-agrandizing troll!

yamfox
September 29th, 2008, 02:34 AM
Hi! I'm 11, but I've been using Linux for quite a while (I don't know how long exactly, but since I found this $50 Gateway P4 junker at a yard sale about a year and a half ago.). Anything you need help with, ask! This forum's a fun place. But one question: where did you learn about Linux? It seems as though here at my school, they try to make you think that there is no such thing as an alternative (Like how they say you should use MS WORD and not a word prossessor, IE and not a web browser, etc, etc.) Keep in touch!
J.H.

niccholaspage
September 29th, 2008, 02:44 AM
But one question: where did you learn about Linux?
J.H.
When my Desktop running Vista and XP Made a weird sound from the BIOS. Had to look for some other operating system and I came across Ubuntu

toupeiro
September 29th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Hehe, one part of me thinks its cool that the younger generations are connected so easily to the internet and with technology in general, but at the same time... I started going online about the age of 11 as well, except I was using a 2400 baud modem dialing up BBS's. It took a lot more effort to get connected back then, and build up your "BBS lists" :) I guess its hard for younger generations to appreciate or relate to that when most internet connections are always on the minute someone boots up, or on their Cell phones :) As we speak I'm writing this from a train. We've come a long way in a very short time.

Can't help what those who are 11 today will think about 11 year olds ten - fifteen years from now, and reflect back on their learning experiences: "yeah, we used to have these things called Operating Systems" that were very segregated and kept us from communicating as fluidly as you kids can today."

anyway, either way, I think its cool. :)

niccholaspage
September 29th, 2008, 03:12 AM
Hehe, one part of me thinks its cool that the younger generations are connected so easily to the internet and with technology in general, but at the same time... I started going online about the age of 11 as well, except I was using a 2400 baud modem dialing up BBS's. It took a lot more effort to get connected back then, and build up your "BBS lists" :) I guess its hard for younger generations to appreciate or relate to that when most internet connections are always on the minute someone boots up, or on their Cell phones :) As we speak I'm writing this from a train. We've come a long way in a very short time.

Can't help what those who are 11 today will think about 11 year olds ten - fifteen years from now, and reflect back on their learning experiences: "yeah, we used to have these things called Operating Systems" that were very segregated and kept us from communicating as fluidly as you kids can today."

anyway, either way, I think its cool. :)
Thanks.

steveneddy
September 29th, 2008, 03:20 AM
self-agrandizing troll!

Me? thank you, kevdog.

Presto123
September 30th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Heh...maybe I need to FORCE my nephew to learn and beat you (he's 8 ). Kidding, kidding, but, he's actually somewhat happy playing with Edubuntu. Forget actually learning how to code/compile/etc.

Mulenmar
October 1st, 2008, 12:20 AM
It seems as though here at my school, they try to make you think that there is no such thing as an alternative (Like how they say you should use MS WORD and not a word prossessor, IE and not a web browser, etc, etc.)

Well, they're quite right -- IE is, since Winpuke 98, a desktop manager, while MS Word is a bit too much of everything for it's own good. (Though, I'll admit, it's a bit better with MS .doc file formats than OpenOffice and Abiword. At least on tables and the like.)

(/comedy)

niccholaspage
October 2nd, 2008, 12:45 AM
Heh...maybe I need to FORCE my nephew to learn and beat you (he's 8 ). Kidding, kidding, but, he's actually somewhat happy playing with Edubuntu. Forget actually learning how to code/compile/etc.
I actually could do most of the stuff I can do now when I was 8. Still knew about Ubuntu.

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Bored right now.... And I have one thing to say:
Intrepid Ibex is Awesome.
Upgraded a few minutes ago to the beta, And I think it is ready to be released.

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 04:10 AM
This thread is getting increasingly obnoxious and braggy

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:13 AM
What did you expect? It was made by a 9 year old who thinks he's the smartest computer user in the world. I don't doubt it...

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:15 AM
This thread is getting increasingly obnoxious and braggy
How?

What did you expect? It was made by a 9 year old who thinks he's the smartest computer user in the world. I don't doubt it...
I am not the smartest computer user in the world. Why do you think I think I am?

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 04:17 AM
I am not the smartest computer user in the world. Why do you think I think I am?

General stereotype of teens and the young using Linux.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Just forgot what I said I was being a little obnoxious myself:D It's probably because I've been hanging around at facepunch a little too much.

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:22 AM
General stereotype of teens and the young using Linux.
I am smart with the computers,But not the smartest user in the WORLD

Just forgot what I said I was being a little obnoxious myself:D It's probably because I've been hanging around at facepunch a little too much.
Ah. I didn't know.

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Ok, do I count? i installed gentoo at 6, and now I'm 12. (<- true)
Doesn't that look a bit obnoxious?

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Not much to me... You are getting a opinion to 9 year old.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:29 AM
the smartest user in the WORLD
That title is reserved for me:D

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:30 AM
That title is reserved for me:D
Really?

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Really?
Yes, yes it is :cool:

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 04:33 AM
yes, yes it is :cool:

o rly? No me

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:35 AM
o rly? No me
Lol. How about you make a thread about it?

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Lol. How about you make a thread about it?
This is good enough.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Lol. How about you make a thread about it?

Because that would be lying;) Everyone knows I'm the smartest computer user in the world so he'd be labeled a troll the minute he makes the thread :cool:

Xanatos Craven
October 4th, 2008, 04:41 AM
Man, 9 years old... when I was that age (23 now), Linux had just been born. I got stuck with DOS and Win 3.1. :( Not that the time period would've made much difference... with my dad's complete disinterest in anything other than "getting work killed and not having to think about anything else" in Windows, I doubt I'd have found out about Linux either way. Consider yourself very fortunate, niccholaspage.

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Because that would be lying;) Everyone knows I'm the smartest computer user in the world so he'd be labeled a troll the minute he makes the thread :cool:
You are forgetting Linus Torvalds and the other VERY important people.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Linus Torvalds is pretty good with computers but I'm defenitely MUCH better. Maybe LaRoza is a little more experienced but "..." doesn't count since "..." a robot.

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 05:00 AM
Linus Torvalds is pretty good with computers but I'm defenitely MUCH better. Maybe LaRoza is a little more experienced but "..." doesn't count since "..." a robot.
Really?
We need some admin/mod/someone good with Linux/ to get into this thread.

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Really?
We need some admin/mod/someone good with Linux/ to get into this thread.
OK, I'm here.

fedex1993
October 4th, 2008, 05:03 AM
This thread was made for bragging ness. To much oh i did this oh i did that. I think it needs to be closed cause it is pretty much pointless.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 05:04 AM
It's time to d-d-d-d-d-d- DUAL!:D (If you've ever seen the yugioh opening song:D)

Giant Speck
October 4th, 2008, 05:05 AM
This thread... makes no sense.

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 05:05 AM
This thread was made for bragging ness. To much oh i did this oh i did that. I think it needs to be closed cause it is pretty much pointless.
Keep it open, I'm having fun.

schauerlich
October 4th, 2008, 05:05 AM
<insert my meaningless opinion on this thread>

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 05:06 AM
This thread was made for bragging ness. To much oh i did this oh i did that. I think it needs to be closed cause it is pretty much pointless.

Pointless threads like this are good, It's just a bit of fun. Besides who would dare close a thread in which some of the best computer users in the world have posted!

Canis familiaris
October 4th, 2008, 05:06 AM
I am infallible...

-grubby
October 4th, 2008, 05:07 AM
<insert my meaningless opinion on this thread>

<insert indication of agreeal>

fedex1993
October 4th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Pointless threads like this are good, It's just a bit of fun. Besides who would dare close a thread in which some of the best computer users in the world have posted!
is that a fact or opinion? i think a opinion and this thread is very very very very pointless.

Jim!
October 4th, 2008, 05:11 AM
is that a fact or opinion? i think a opinion and this thread is very very very very pointless.

Definitely a very well known fact, I wouldn't be surprised If there's an entire Wikipedia article about me - The worlds most intelligent computer user!

fedex1993
October 4th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Definitely a very well known fact, I wouldn't be surprised If there's an entire Wikipedia article about me - The worlds most intelligent computer user!

and who the heck are you then a random freaking person named jim! hmmmm doesnt sound important to me.

niccholaspage
October 4th, 2008, 05:12 AM
I am very confused.

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 05:14 AM
I am very confused.

Good job.

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 05:15 AM
<insert random pointless twadlle-speak along the lines of "I IS PWNAGE J00" here>

fedex1993
October 4th, 2008, 05:15 AM
I am very confused.

younger people get very confused easily on this forums

Canis familiaris
October 4th, 2008, 05:16 AM
<insert indication of agreeal>

<insert random flambit argument />

And You didn't use XHTML? BAN&

Giant Speck
October 4th, 2008, 05:17 AM
<insert random flambit argument />

And You didn't use XHTML? BAN&

Get the b4nsteeq!