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  1. #21
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    Hi all!

    I'm Peter and I'm not exactly new to Ubuntu, but not a pro either... although I suppose I am considering the job I've found myself in, although I'll get to that in a bit. I first used Ubuntu about a year or two ago, at home, just for a little something different. Having used OpenSuse before that for a taster in Linux.

    I've always loved messing around with computers, but never really thought of it as a possibility for a career, just a hobby until a couple of months ago I got a job in a charity, originally as an Administrator. No, not a system admin, or anything fun like that, the sort of Admin in charge of filing paperwork, and boring things like that until I showed some skills with computers, and I got put in charge of their IT infrastructure. That actually all happened in the first day, mind you.

    So I told them the things I could do, set them up a basic home office Windows network (I know, the shame). Then I sort of showed them a few of the other things I could do, and before I knew it I'd convinced them (and myself) that I was going to set up a file server, a VPN to connect to our other branches, and a stock control system.

    Bitten off more than I can chew? Maybe. I now have a proper Samba server running... which although I had to have two cracks at it, went reasonably smoothly. I'm aiming to get OpenVPN running at some point soon, but I reckon I'll need a static IP for it to work, and probably something else I can't think of (it's late and I've been drinking after winning some money on the football [soccer]). I also now have one person working for me in what is now MY department, and will be getting another soon, as long as the interviews go well.

    I don't need any help at the moment, but I have used one, or, two of the how to's on here, so thought I'd sign up. I'll probably have to ask some (very) stupid questions at some point, but I'm sure you're used to that on here ... I have a habit of making my posts this long, this rambling and this pointless, but I think it adds a certain charm to my e-persona.

    I'm sure I'll see you around as I ask stupid questions, make stupid mistakes and bite of more than I can even fathom, let alone chew. Don't be too harsh on me for it, though.

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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    it does add a charm to your e-persona like jokes do to mine
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

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    Smile Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    hi,

    i have been around the forums for over a year now. i just noticed this thread.

    so Hi!

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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hey folks!

    Let me introduce myself

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    Hello, my name is Zach (hard to guess that one I'm sure )

    I just started using Ubuntu about 4 months ago I think and so far I love it. I'm definitely not the smartest with computers, although I know a little bit. I definitely don't know much about Ubuntu, but I'm learning. I'm hoping someday I might actually be able to help someone else because I'm sure I'll be getting plenty of it

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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hello, I'm Jenny. I tried using Ubuntu a couple of years ago on my Macbook, and it didn't seem to like it. Now I've tried again with 9.10, and getting a better experience with it.

    I'm looking to see if Ubuntu would be a better place to do all my photo editing because right now I'm having to fight with iPhoto to get all my RAW files out of it. Any new ones are going straight to my external drive, and backed up on DVD.

    Any photographers are welcome to contact me with what they're doing.

    Any advice to building a PC to strictly run Ubuntu to its fullest is also welcomed.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Quote Originally Posted by untmdsprt View Post
    Hello, I'm Jenny. I tried using Ubuntu a couple of years ago on my Macbook, and it didn't seem to like it. Now I've tried again with 9.10, and getting a better experience with it.

    I'm looking to see if Ubuntu would be a better place to do all my photo editing because right now I'm having to fight with iPhoto to get all my RAW files out of it. Any new ones are going straight to my external drive, and backed up on DVD.

    Any photographers are welcome to contact me with what they're doing.

    Any advice to building a PC to strictly run Ubuntu to its fullest is also welcomed.

    Thanks!
    Hi Jenny.

    I am using GIMP for my image processing and Picasa to upload my image on the web. I am currently running Ubuntu 9.10 on my computer. The spec for building a computer, I believe would Intel Core2Duo, 2GB RAM, 300GB hard disk (doesn't matter really), nVidia Graphic card, DVD RW drive and a LCD monitor with the size of your choice. That's all you need. Enjoy!

  8. #28
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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hey,

    Recently decided to look at Linux and on the same day decided I'd had enough of windows and installed Ubuntu 9.10. Didn't dual boot just went whole hog. I'm learning s-l-o-w-l-y and hitting some roadblocks but Ubuntu is freedom. Look forward to asking questions.

    J

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    Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hi all. I'm Chris, new to the forums but not new to Ubuntu. I did some work on Unix back about 20 years ago, and in the last 10 years have used Linux on and off. I have followed Ubuntu for some time, and after seeing some of the features of 10.04, decided it was time to get back to using a real OS.

    As for who I am, I am a SFC in the US Army, currently stationed in Germany and deployed to Afghanistan. 16 years and counting...

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    Smile Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hello! I am Travis. I use the fourm to help people with the stuff that I know how to do and to also find help for my problems.
    Travis

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