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  1. #11
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    Feb 2010
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    Wisconsin, USA
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Introductions Thread

    hello all. I've been using Ubuntu since earlier this year, so far I like it. I'm an old Amiga enthusiast, still pushing an A1200T (pics in album) as my primary computer. Though for school, I needed something a bit more modern, so I got a netbook with Win7 Starter installed. I pretty much immediatly dumped ubuntu on an SD card (not the netbook version, don't like the desktop it has), shrank the win partition, added another ntfs, and a fat32, as well as ext4 for ubuntu, and 2 more for solaris and aros. (Last 2 I never did get working). So now I have WinXP, Win7, FreeDOS, and Ubuntu on one system. (Need 7 and XP for school, use Ubuntu because neither XP or 7 impress me much) AROS doesn't like AHCI, and Solaris insists on being on a primary partition, so I have 2 empties on there.
    So far I like it, just seems to lag behind the adobe browser stuff a bit, but nothing thats a big deal. (WTF is Adobe Air, anyway? Shockwave would be nice, but still run windows for that)
    Anyway, OpenOffice seems to work fine for homework, despite myriad request for e-mailed docs in MS works (which I sometimes send as a PDF instead, just to mess with ppl), firefox works with most sites, and pidgin does all I need it to. With one client. Seems to work better than the win version, though that could just be me.

  2. #12
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    Apr 2010
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    Microsoft Land
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Introductions Thread

    Heya folks -

    Kinda new to the whole Linux thing. It all started when my ancient laptop, Methuselah, decided that winXP was just too much and borked all over himself. So a colleague said to try Linux. I looked at different distros for a couple of weeks and stumbled on Ubuntu 9.10. Which I picked solely because "Ubuntu" is fun to shout at people.

  3. #13
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    Re: Introductions Thread

    Hello,

    My name is Paul. I'm a recovering MS-aholic. I moved to Birch Bay from Fremont CA about 5 years ago. I am in awe and wonder of Linux dudes and dudettes. I worked in IT at various companies for about 10 years mostly in Windows environments. My last couple of years were spent along side of some serious Unix database and system admins. I am really loving Linux because basically anything that can be imagined, can be done in the Linux environment (albeit with some pain). I am looking forward to leaching your brains.

  4. #14

    Re: Introductions Thread

    Nice to meet you all! I've just moved to the South King County area and I am very excited to find so many Ubuntu users in the area. I look forward to collaborating and learning new things. If you can recommend anything I should see/do in the area please let me know.

  5. #15
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    May 2006
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    Ohio
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    Hidden!
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    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Introductions Thread

    Howdy, howdy! I'm Paul Williams. I moved out to Olympia (from Columbus, Ohio, where I was involved in the Ohio LoCo in high school) to attend Evergreen. I'm excited to start working with you all (once I wrap up the end of this quarter...)

  6. #16
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    Jul 2007
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    Washington
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Introductions Thread

    Greetings, all. I live and work in Bellingham (hello up there, lafaverp!). I have used Ubuntu off and on since version 6 and have finally committed to making it my default platform. Sadly, I still have to dual boot into winxp occasionally for work reasons, but I have imported my life into Evolution, so this will hopefully keep me on the straight and narrow. I'm really happy with 10.10 so far!

    Greg

  7. #17
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    Re: Introductions Thread

    I'm Adam Monsen. I've been using Ubuntu for a few years now. I live in Seattle.

  8. #18
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    Re: Introductions Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by meonkeys View Post
    I'm Adam Monsen. I've been using Ubuntu for a few years now. I live in Seattle.
    Welcome! As you can see the forums aren't terribly active yet. Join us on irc i you're so inclined, there are usually a few people in the channel. And check out the mailing list archives https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-wa/ for current planning efforts.

  9. #19
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    Ubuntu Studio 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: Introductions Thread

    Hello everyone! My name is Thomas and I live in Tacoma. I've been using Linux since 2003 and moved over to Ubuntu in 2007.

    I utilize UNIX and Linux distributions for servers and desktops, most notably FreeBSD, Arch, Debian and Ubuntu. It has proved a huge boon to my web development practices and I have learned a lot about the inner workings of 'nix and how it interacts with hardware.

    Currently I am part of the Ubuntu Beginners Team, Development Focus Group.
    Ubuntu User #17241

  10. #20
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    Re: Introductions Thread

    I live in Olympia and am new to Ubuntu. hoping to see more action on this forum. Anyone throwing a party for the new release?

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