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    Hey guys im new here, i have been using gnu/linux for quite some time now and thought i would register and get to know a few people
    i also have a few questions so don't mind me

    What are your primary programming languages?
    C++, C, Java
    Do you love coffee?
    i drink a bit too much coffee
    How many computers do you have?
    1x Computer, 1x Laptop running kubuntu and Debian

    also i have another question, why are some windows users so ignorant about open source operating systems, haha
    i one time brought my laptop over to a friends house right, and they said oh your using linux you do know that crashes more then windows, yet they expect there gpu to work yet a driver didn't even come out for it yet on ubuntu, because of how new it was.... -.- haha i love linux because it just works, never had it crash on me tends to be really stable and i can write software on it and improve on it without any issues

    and last and not least
    what distro are you using atm?

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    Re: Hey, im new

    Do you love coffee?
    i drink a bit too much coffee
    Seems like you do.

    But I, too, like coffee.
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    Re: Hey, im new

    I have a Saeco Royal SuperAutomatic Cafe Crema maker. I try to limit myself to 2 cups per day. I prefer a light roast that keeps the oil inside the bean such as Dumb Starbucks Blond Roast. I have a business partner who roasts his own beans so I use that as well--Monsoon Malabar with a couple of other origin beans(which I can't remember) roasted to Full City.

    I probably have 10 computers not counting servers or embedded devices. Everything runs linux or it doesn't get juice.

    I like to program in obscure languages, like Pascal, that I learned years ago in college.

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    Re: Hey, im new

    I love coffee too but my doctor has asked to stay away from coffee coz coffee makes my cholesterol level go high.

    I had 2 computers both running Linux. My old PC stopped working last year.

    I dont know any programming language. I am just a casual desktop user using Linux as a replacement of Windows.

    I find Linux to be far superior in comparison to windows in terms of security and stability.
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    Re: Hey, im new

    Hi, I have stopped drinking instant coffee because it does bad things to my guts. Real coffee is OK.
    I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and a netbook running Xubuntu 13.10.
    I would never go back to Windows but I can run XP in VirtualBox if I need to.
    I'm thinking of building a water cooled tower to do some intensive video editing but I need to have a holiday first.
    I'm not an everyday programmer but I've dabbled in HTML CSS and Javascript. I'd like to be profiicient in Python and PHP.

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    I'm also trying to limit myself to 2 cups/day.
    Too many computers... This one runs 12.04, servers in various configurations, a BeagleBone Black running an ARM variant of Ubuntu, but no Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi.
    I remember (barely) college with APL,ADA,SNOBOL, PL/I (one of my favorites), LISP (hated LISP),Assembler,as well as FORTRAN, Pascal, and COBOL. Currently trying to (re)learn PHP and Python.

    I use Windows at work - no choice, but I don't hate (or even dislike) Windows (remember DESQview?). I'm not a fanatic who chants "Linux is best, <expletive> the rest", but it's nice to have a choice!
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    Re: Hey, im new

    I am retired so I do not program very much any more. I started with FORTRAN IV back in the stone age I still do some Perl programming.

    I don't drink coffee. I get my caffeine in other ways.

    I have cut the number of computers I have since I retired. Not counting my wife's computers, I now have 1X quad core laptop, 1X netbook, 1X desktop, and 1X server that has enough cores and RAM to run a half dozen VMs. They all have Windows 7 installed as a dual boot partition or as a VM; however, it has been a long time since I booted them to Windows 7. Since I retired, I have had no need for Microsoft Windows. If I find a need for Microsoft Windows, I have no problems with using it.

    Quite a few people aren't just "ignorant about open source operating systems", they are ignorant about computers in general. Not everyone is a geek

    Edit: My main OS is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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    Re: Hey, im new

    FORTRAN IV? wow thats old haha, i know a little about it but have never really coded in it myself, this is just a question but have you by any chance used unix system V?

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    Re: Hey, im new

    Quote Originally Posted by gigasea2 View Post
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    What are your primary programming languages?
    C++, C, Java
    I have a tiny bit of Python under my belt. I've done a small amount of Javascript in the past, although I can't remember any of it now. I've also had a play with PHP. Funnily enough my best language is Hypertalk, which has been a dead programming language for about fifteen years, being the programming language for Hypercard stacks.

    Do you love coffee?
    i drink a bit too much coffee
    I like it, but I have to be careful how much I drink and when. I rarely drink instant. I drink plunger and espresso coffee, but most cafes are useless at making it so I find myself visiting petrol stations with automatic coffee machines.

    How many computers do you have?
    1x Computer, 1x Laptop running kubuntu and Debian
    One desktop running 12.04, a netbook running 13.04 (actually Linux Mint), a home server running 10.04 at my parents' house and a Windows Vista desktop.

    also i have another question, why are some windows users so ignorant about open source operating systems, haha
    Most have never used anything except Windows and whatever's on their mobile phone. They probably take their opinions from what people have read. If they still use Windows and have tried Linux before, then they've gone in there expecting to be experts "because I've been using Windows for years" and then have been burnt by their overconfidence. If you go into Linux realising that your Windows experience means nothing and that you're a Linux noob, then you'll be fine. If you expect Linux to work just like Windows, then you'll think that the operating system is at fault, rather than yourself.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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