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    New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Hi, I've just joined the Alabama Ubuntu LoCo Team. I am from Gadsden, Alabama and am currently attending Gadsden State Community College working towards a Computer Science degree in computer programming. I have been using linux since Slackware had like 50 floppies you had to install. I had a break from linux and computers all together from 1998 to 2001 while I was in the US Army. I have used just about all the different distros and have recently decided to stick to Ubuntu, not because it is my favorite, but because it is the most popular and I think it has the potential to eventually be my favorite, and because I see it growing and going places. Just thought I would introduce myself and hopefully will get to meet some of you guys/girls if I am able to make it to the LUGFest at UAB on Sept. 22, 2007...

    BTW...Alot of people think that I think I am a pimp and/or good-looking and a ladies man due to my nickname. That is far from true....my nickname comes from an old Frank Zappa song that I listened to as a kid, and I started using it as a nick on IRC before Linus had made the first release of linux....my nick has been with me since about 1990.

    Anyway, I'm proud to be an Alabama Linux user, and an AlabamaUbuntu member. Thanks

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    Re: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Thanks for joining man! Look forward to meeting you at the Lugfest. Any chance you would be interested in giving a presentation?
    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: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Welcome WillieDaPimp! Glad to have another come on board.

    Watch out for Crane....he's in a hiring mood! LOL Hope to see you in September.
    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: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Crane, maybe at the next lugfest.......right now in between school and watching my two daughters one month is not really enough time to prepare for something like that.....i'd love to give a presentation if only i had the time to prepare....i'm taking a speech class this semester so maybe at the next lugfest i'll be more prepared and better at giving speeches and all that jazz, i have only given one presentation before at a Colorado lugfest and it went pretty good, but that was before school and kids, so i'll take a rain check this time, but you can fill me in a slot for the next one


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    Re: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by WillieDaPimp View Post
    Crane, maybe at the next lugfest.......right now in between school and watching my two daughters one month is not really enough time to prepare for something like that.....i'd love to give a presentation if only i had the time to prepare....i'm taking a speech class this semester so maybe at the next lugfest i'll be more prepared and better at giving speeches and all that jazz, i have only given one presentation before at a Colorado lugfest and it went pretty good, but that was before school and kids, so i'll take a rain check this time, but you can fill me in a slot for the next one

    Not a problem. The next lugfest it is! Hope you can make it to this one. I hope to be getting a list of local hotels for those who travel to it.
    I understand about taming .. er. ..I mean taking care of children. I have two myself. That's where we were last night PTO meeting and helping the school.
    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: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    I'm also a new resident in the state of Alabama and still fairly new to Ubuntu as I've been messing around with it for only the past couple of months. Just saying hello for now, but I'm sure you'll see me blabbing about something here eventually.

    /wave

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    Re: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Welcome Lemonseed. Please feel free to babble! I do a good bit of babbling myself when I get the chance!
    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: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Lemonseed, welcome, hopefully you can join at the lugfest this Saturday. It should be alot of fun.....and any questions with ubuntu or linux in general feel free to ask, if we can't help we will certainly point you in the right direction


    Crane....what time does the LUGfest start?!?!?!?

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    Re: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Hey fellas. I'm new to the forum. Found it through a facebook group I created in the UAH network titled "Ubuntu is > Vista". Someone by the name of Ricky Campbell posted the link.

    I'm a software engineer here in Huntsville, AL, been re-indoctrinated into the Linux world after being away from it for quite a while. I dabbled in Redhat for a while in high school/early college, but eventually was sucked back into windows after not having any immediate professional contact with it.

    I'm now back 100% on Linux thanks to Ubuntu. I didn't really see Redhat as a valid mainstream desktop alternative to Windows until they got some of their basic installation, driver support, and rpm dependency hell under wraps. I found it hard to spread the word of Linux to my friends and family when they would ask questions like "does it work with X" and I'd have to say... "yes, but you'll have to go into the command line and do X"... immediate loss of interest would ensue.

    After hearing all the hubub about Ubuntu I decided to check it out (since I had been refreshed in the art of linux command line and compilation in my job while using Redhat). I haven't looked back. I'm not a Microsoft hater, I actually think the MS developers are very smart guys, but I just don't like the performance+security problems+cost I had to deal with in Vista.

    As far as participation, I am actually curious about the development process and anything that goes into contributing to help Ubuntu move into the mainstream. It's my opinion that we're close to the tipping point. I'm not sure how much time I have to contribute, but I can't really know that until I see what's going on.
    Last edited by Oculus; November 2nd, 2007 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: New to Alabama Ubuntu

    Welcome aboard!

    You are joining us in the nick of time! We have reinvigorated our group in the last week and we are moving forward!

    We have regular meetings on our IRC channel(#ubuntu-alabama on freenode.net) on Thursdays at 9:00pm (that is a new time decided last night). We had a GREAT meeting last night. You can see the log of the meeting at our wiki site at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlabamaTeam/Meetings.

    Our focus is to spread the word in Alabama. I highly recommend getting involved with the Ubuntu Community to help out also. I am joining the Documentation and Training teams as my part. There are so many opportunities to help, the list is endless.

    Look over our Wiki site. That is our main hub, and is undergoing a major renovation at the moment. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask on the list, which you should also join at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-al.

    Michael
    Last edited by michaelramm; November 3rd, 2007 at 01:47 AM.
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