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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    <snip> / <snip> / male / costa mesa CA / no bro's or sisters / christian / janitor / <snip> / computers

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    when vista got boring, i decided to try ubuntu, found a whole new world in computers, and the rest is history

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    Just one....Mint

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    I have my VAIO laptop which im using right now, but im also building a com

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    There was a problem with ubuntu (fiesty) when i started, i dont remember what it was but that was when i made an account, but then i shortly gave up on that account because i dident like the name and then changed to this one.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Yep and Yep

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    Ubuntu user : # 19244 / haven't gotten my Linux one yet

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Mint and some live CD's

    What software do you regularly use?
    OOo / amarok / emerald / compiz / deluge / etc..

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    amarok / gimp

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    Wanted to use a real OS

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Tried, but failed

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    become better than Windoze

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    The Terminal is like the command prompt in windows, im serious, whenever someone told me to run such and such code in the terminal, i was like WTF are you talking about.
    Last edited by hhhhhx; February 28th, 2008 at 07:45 AM.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    fuscia, 51. male (i can cover both, though). land of the longleaf. family. non superstitious (knock on wood). voice teacher. all sorts. i'm between hobbies.


    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    curious about the internet. got interested in linux because i heard it was fast.


    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    just one.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    our desktop, that just died, had breezy on it.


    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    i joined before i used it. couldn't resolve wireless. one day, i just went for it and somehow, it worked


    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    many have helped me. i've only helped a few.


    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    no.


    What distros do you regularly use?


    just this one, though i tried a lot of livecds for a couple of minutes.


    What software do you regularly use?


    firefox, mpd+ncmpc, streamripper, thunar, nano, gimp.


    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?


    mpd+ncmpc is my favorite. i think i hate superkaramba the most (or all that cube junk).


    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    bored with windows.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    mrs. fuscia. she couldn't care any less.


    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

    feed all the hungry and bring the stanley cup back to raleigh.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    if you managed toilet training, you should be able to learn how to use linux. i did.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    No Reply ; no reply ; Male ; Central Cali ; Yes, I have a family ; No Reply ; UNIX/Linux Administrator ; Some College ; Music and Cars ; etc...

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    I started using computers (as in tweaking them to make games run better) at age 7, Interested in Linux about 1996-98, Ubuntu a few years ago.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    Ubuntu only on this system ; my primary system.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    Yes. 3

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    about 6-8 months

    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    I try, yes they do.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    no and no.

    What distros do you regularly use?

    RHEL, Ubuntu, Nexenta

    What software do you regularly use?
    Open Source

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Don't know -- Don't know

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    Wanted to see if it really 'Just Works'

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Yes -- around/over 40 people

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    Be recognized as a real desktop alternative by closed source software developers, not just open source.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    Enjoy.
    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    Well, sorry to disaoppoint, but here goes: male of 38 years,
    masters in linguistics and sociology. i'm just a good ol' boy from South Texas
    who's managed to see the world and lived to tell about it


    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    In computers? Damn, that's reaching back; from the Commodore64
    i got for Xmas in high school, to scamming gopher sessions in the uni-
    versity,to the first time I got an internet connection at home (ca.late 2004-early 2005).

    Ubuntu was actually something of a secondary effect. The first time
    I got internet in my apartment I went for the distro everyone was talking
    about, the Hoary Hedgehog. 19 hours later (no BS!) of downloading the
    DVD I fell into the world of ubuntu.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    It's a bit complicated; I use a quad-boot:
    Debian-Etch 32-bits Wow, just Wow. How do you top that?
    Debian-Sid 64-bits Ooooh...
    Ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn 64-bits
    PC-BSD 1.4.1

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    Huh?? I can barely afford one comp as it is

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    I joined more or less at the same time that I installed Hoary Hedgehog

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    I help when I can, which is almost never. I'm always available though.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    ??? register? I have an account on the forums. Isn't that enough?

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Debian, Debian, and occaisionaly Ubuntu

    What software do you regularly use?
    Konqueror, and Amarok
    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    See the previous reply. I do use sauerbraten quite a bit to deal with the
    stresses of work.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    It was the first DVD that I was able to download successfuly

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    I've introduced several to Ubuntu, but genuine use? Only a couple-
    this is Brazil after all (timid herd mentality based on a pathetically disastrous
    educational system )

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    What I realistically can see is ubuntu- and other distros- having a
    bigger role in education. With that, we may yet see the general public using
    their computers according to their needs, and not according to the whims
    of corporate interests.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    Use the brain God gave you! Read the guide to Ubuntu! Okay, more
    calmly: People, this is not like exchanging a Ford for a Toyota. The infor-
    mation is there; use it.
    Last edited by Lucho; December 30th, 2007 at 02:13 PM. Reason: because I was drunk when I wrote it. 'Nuff said

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    Thumbs down Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    My name is Thomas I am 34, male, and I live in the suburbs of Atlanta w/my mom and dad. I have an education, I believe there is a God and I am too lazy to have hobbies. My trade is a land surveyor but I am unemployed because I do not have a DL. I have a permanent part-time job as blackjack dealer for an entertainment and promotional company. We do office parties etc. I make between $50 and $65 for 3hrs. of work.

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    My first comp. was Commadore 64 if that tells you any thing. I got tired of windows because you can not customize it like you can a linux OS basically and I read alot of good reviews about Ubuntu.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    Yes. Windows and Ubuntu.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    no


    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    As soon as I installed it.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    I try and yes.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    don't know and don't know

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Ubuntu

    What software do you regularly use?
    Fx, OpenOffice, Rhythm Box
    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?


    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    I was tired of XP.


    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    no


    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    don't know


    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    be patient
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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    Well, I'm sexy!


    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    I got a TRS-80 Model I when I was 11 years old. I cut my teeth on that computer. I didn't hear about linux until I was about 17 years old, back around 1996. A friend told me about it when I said "someone should make a free version of Windows." Since then, I've threatened to dive into linux and finally did in March of this year.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how may? and what are they?
    Yes, I dual boot with Win2k and Ubuntu.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    No. My other PCs run DSL, TinyFlux, and Win98.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    I think I joined around the same time I installed it. Can't remember.


    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Sometimes I try, but there's others more experienced than me. Others do a great job in helping me, but most of the time I can find my answers by doing a forum or a Google search.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    I don't really know what you're talking about, so I'm guessing NO.

    What distros do you regularly use?
    DSL, and now TinyFlux.

    What software do you regularly use?
    For Linux: Audacity, DeVeDe, Opera, Knotes, XMMS
    For Windows: Opera, CDex, EAC, Nero, Creative Wave Studio, Multitrack Studio, Photofiltre, Winamp

    I'm still fairly stuck in Windows since there's still not a lot of decent equivalents for what I use.

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Favorite: Audacity
    Least Favorite: Sound Juicer

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    Windows Vista installed on my new PC, and finally deciding to following through with my threat of installing Linux

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Yes, two people. I installed it on my cousin's PC because they were getting too many viruses. The other person just liked how Ubuntu looked.

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    With Linux, more Video editing, recording, and conversion apps. More audio conversion apps, maybe some that actually work.

    With Ubuntu, the stable version of Hardy Heron

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    Google is your friend.
    What do tone deaf singers, floppy drive music, and an old woman dreaming about mashed rodents have in common? They're all on my blog! CHECK IT OUT

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    Age: 29
    Location: Ottawa, ON
    Family: Married, 1 kid
    Profession: Full-time dad, part-time first aid instructor. Recently left tech support
    Education: Bachelor of Arts, History
    Hobbies: Computer stuff (surfing, development, programming, system creation); First response volunteering

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    Computers: 5 years old
    Linux: around 2000
    Ubuntu: December 2006

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    OS: Ubuntu (primary)
    OS: Windows XP (secondary)
    OS: Arch Linux (playing with it)

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    Just the one

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    About 3 hours

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Both

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    No

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Ubuntu

    What software do you regularly use?
    Firefox
    Evolution
    OpenOffice
    gAim/Pidgin
    RhythmBox

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Most favourite: Firefox
    Least favourite: KOffice

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    It was included in a book on using Linux

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Yes, about 6 or so

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    - More stability in applications
    - Effort to clean up the look of applications -- most say that eye-candy is not important, but it does make a difference on using a program or not.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    - Talk to a linux/Ubuntu user before you dive in if you are not well versed
    - Not everything is going to work, do your research first
    - It isn't for everyone.
    Explaining the Internet to someone who's never been online, is like explaining the Magna Carta to your cat.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    post cancelled. (meh.)
    Last edited by fuscia; December 31st, 2007 at 01:46 AM.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    I am known as bobbo my both my parents and my friends, im 14 and male. Live in Edinburgh Scotland and go to high school. Dont believe in any religion and hobbies include Music, Playing Wii and generally just mucking about.

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    I started using computer when i was about 8 after watching my dad play Football Manager 1998 and decided i wanted a shot. I started messing about changing settings and using the Internet aged 10 and started my first open-source project at age 12. I started using Ubuntu when i was 13 and started using it full time at 14.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    I use Ubuntu 7.10 on my file/torrent/web server and dual boot between Ubuntu 7.10 and Windows XP on my desktop as my family still are stuck on Office etc.

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    As above, 2 Ubuntu 7.10 computers.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    About 2 hours. I got totally stuck and decided to get help on the forums.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    I get a lot of help and try to help as much as possible.

    What distros do you regularly use?
    I use Ubuntu 7.10 regularly as well as the Gparted LiveCD, Super GRUB Disk and less often Slax.

    What software do you regularly use?
    Firefox, Pidgin, uTorrent, VLC, gnome-terminal, Thunderbird, Gedit

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?

    My favourite application is uTorrent. Despite it being Windows (I use it through WINE) it is brilliant, incredibly feature full and tiny. The best torrent client on any platform. My least favourite would have to be Windows. Any part of core Windows is awful.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    I heard people talking about it on the Internet and was just intrigued. I never knew there was an alternative to Mac and Windows. Eventually i decided to make the full switch when Windows became completely unusably slow on my new Core 2 Duo PC.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    I have introduced Ubuntu to 2 friends and a few more are interested, and a couple of family members are interested too.

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    I would like to see Linux becoming more stable but increasing with the revolutionary new features. I want to see it being more accessible to new users and just continuing with the greatness.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    Learn to use the terminal! You might think it is old and uncool but it is totally brilliant. Also set up a LAMP server and make it accessible to the world. It's totally brilliant when you get your first users on a site hosted on your bedroom floor.
    Today we have 15 minutes of fame, tomorrow 15 minutes of anonymity.
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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    I am an 18 year old guy living outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I still live at home with family. I believe in science/math. I currenty work as a warehouse plebian. I have 101 days left of school then I am off to the University of Pittsburgh to study chemical engineering. I enjoy video games, computers, audio, and bicycling.

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    The first computer I used was a IBM Aptevia with a 486 and windows 3.1 I became interested in computers when I was 14 and I got a new computer. I herd about Linux a while ago, but finally built a computer to run Linux. I herd about Ubuntu when I was looking for a distro.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    This computer is Ubuntu only. I may install Ubuntu on another computer and dual boot.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    No.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    I got it installed and joined about 20 minutes after when I had trouble with video card drivers

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    I can't help people right now, but I do get help.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    I am Ubuntu user #19775


    What distros do you regularly use?
    I have an iso of Mint that I want to try out.

    What software do you regularly use?
    Firefox, Soundjuicer, Rythmbox, Folding@Home

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Rythmbox is my favorite. Flash is my least favorite

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    A friend told me it was the easiest to use for n00bs.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    I showed 2 people Ubuntu

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    I would love to see better ATI drivers, More games that don't need emulation. I think Ubuntu is fine as it is right now. I just need to learn more.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    Forget your games, read up on how to use the terminal, and join the forums.
    Desktop:ECS nForce4M -A, AMD x2 +4800, 2gb DDR2 800, BFG 8500gt, WD 320gb, M-audio Audiophile 192 Ubuntu 7.10
    Laptop:System 76 Pangolin Value Intel T5250 1.5ghz 1gb DDR2 667, 60gb HD, 8600gt 256mb Ubuntu 8.04

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