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Thread: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

  1. #21
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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Quote Originally Posted by crane View Post
    The Pig moved from that old building to where the new Win-Dixie was.
    Nuts! That's right...remember my daughter telling me that a while back.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding, I started out with Red Hat 6.0 and the last version I had tried before Ubuntu was Fedora 4. I'm still not any good with any of this but I like the challenge and any opportunity to dump MS.
    Know the feeling. Had enough of M/$ myself with al the issues then Vi$ta comes out with it's expensive upgrades. Enough is enough.

    Tried Xandros Pro V4.1 and liked it but I wanted to experiment with another distro too. Found Ubuntu and haven't looked back. So far, I like it enough that I'm moving files to my external HD so that I can migrate most to Ubuntu. Then just leave XP on the other drive for those apps that just won't work in Ubuntu or haven't had an alternative created yet.

    I'm a n00b at this too but it's beginning to get easier with all the excellent documentation and help from the forums.
    Registered Linux User #414589
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    down in the real south (Foley area) operating edgy on a dual boot but haven't been into windoz for a month or 2...Still need it to check on things for our computer group. Have started a couple on Ubuntu, most guys are chicken to go into something new (to them). Think I'll use that vid on utube and send it around. Would like to see a lug in this area.. Maybe someday.....I think age maybe holding me back a little on that though. Please keep me informed on things happening in Alabama
    "it crashed?"

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    I grew up in Pinson so I know all the areas people are talking about in Trussville/clay. I live over in Inverness now. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year and been on Linux for about the past 6.

    I started with Red Hat and didn't like Gnome so i moved to Mandrake (Mandriva). Was on Mandrake for a while until Suse started beefing up it's driver support. On a whim I decided to play with Debian because of package management and chose Ubuntu as the flavor. I quickly moved over and am so happy I changed. I still consider myself a novice even though there isn't much that I can't figure out. I personal feeling is that you shouldn't have to figure it out though.

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor2001 View Post
    down in the real south (Foley area) operating edgy on a dual boot but haven't been into windoz for a month or 2...Still need it to check on things for our computer group. Have started a couple on Ubuntu, most guys are chicken to go into something new (to them). Think I'll use that vid on utube and send it around. Would like to see a lug in this area.. Maybe someday.....I think age maybe holding me back a little on that though. Please keep me informed on things happening in Alabama
    Just keep a check here and at the Alabama Team site on the Ubuntu wiki. I will try to keep all happenings up to date!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpneely View Post
    I grew up in Pinson so I know all the areas people are talking about in Trussville/clay. I live over in Inverness now. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year and been on Linux for about the past 6.

    I started with Red Hat and didn't like Gnome so i moved to Mandrake (Mandriva). Was on Mandrake for a while until Suse started beefing up it's driver support. On a whim I decided to play with Debian because of package management and chose Ubuntu as the flavor. I quickly moved over and am so happy I changed. I still consider myself a novice even though there isn't much that I can't figure out. I personal feeling is that you shouldn't have to figure it out though.
    True, but if you have been with linux for a few years, you know that there is a whole lot less to figure out now than before.
    Pinson, huffman, and Trussville is where I stomped around....many....many years ago. (Graduated in '87 from Huffman)
    Alabama LoCo

    Don't just use Linux, Learn Linux please refer to Proper Documentation. http://wiki.ubuntu.com http://doc.gwos.org http://ubuntuguide.org

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Been running Ubuntu since Hoary was new. Prior to that, I've had a little experience with old Red Hat and Mandrake.

    The only reason that I even have a dual boot is because I got this freebie MP3 player that is somehow invisible to Linux.

    Live and work in Mobile.

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Welcome! How life and work in Mobile?
    Alabama LoCo

    Don't just use Linux, Learn Linux please refer to Proper Documentation. http://wiki.ubuntu.com http://doc.gwos.org http://ubuntuguide.org

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Hi I lived the past 4 years in Bham then joined the military. Now I am in Gulfport ms and come home to where my family is in Mobile Al.

    I saw there was a LUG in Mobile but I guess they closed that down because the site hasn't ben updated in like a year I think. That would be awesome to have something in mobile so I can get someone to teach me how to install stuff LOL. But I like linux so far and wish I also could totally drop MS. I keep MS around until I can work out how to use linux and figure out a way to do my gaming on it since most games are windows based.

    Hope to hear more
    Larry

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Welcome man. You should look into getting the local lug started back up and moving. They my be using a mailing list to communicate. Try contacting someone at http://www.salug.org Looking through the links it looks like they were really active so I doubt they just quit. They probably just don't update their webpage .
    If you can't find anything out then feel free to ask here and at http://bham-lug.org/ I hope to have the LoCo mailing list up soon so that will be another point of contact as well. The more people we bring in the better the more we can grow as a group.
    I will be planning the first meeting via IRC soon. Sometime in the next couple of weeks so we can all meet up together and kind of have a round introductions and so.
    As far as help installing, ask away! We can all help each other out. Just start up a new post and ask away!
    Be sure to join the team at https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-us-al

    Peace
    Alabama LoCo

    Don't just use Linux, Learn Linux please refer to Proper Documentation. http://wiki.ubuntu.com http://doc.gwos.org http://ubuntuguide.org

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Southeast Alabama here in Eufaula. Feel free to contact me with any requests regarding the Alabama Team.
    "The needs of the many outweigh the greed of the few"

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    Re: Welcome to the Alabama LoCo forums

    Hello everyone,

    New user here. I'm dual-booting with WinXP and Feisty on my systemfor the last couple months while starting to test out a Live-CD on my wife's laptop. My son's(he's 5yrs old) computer will stay WinME since all his games are windows only. I just recently started exploring the forums outside the absolute beginner's section and discovered you all.

    My family and I live in Rainsville and there is noboby around that has heard of Ubuntu let alone use it. I'm working on changing that. I already gave a live cd to someone and I've ordered a 3 pack of the Feisty cd so that I can hand out more of them. I'm trying to encourage my workplace to look into and possible use linux (in particular Ubuntu). Right now they have this hodgepodge of various windows systems and no I'm not in the tech field. I'm just a blue collar worker that would like his workplace to run smoother.
    Asus 7v8x-x with AMD 2700 xp / onboard sound / Belkin wirless pci
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