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February 13th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Hi, I'm nick. Been a linux user on and off for about 10 years. Started using Ubuntu full-time at home a bit more than a year ago and been hooked since.

February 13th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Hi, I'm Diego, I've been using linux since ubuntu appeared, and i love it, my desktop computer is dual booting, but my laptop is linux only.

February 14th, 2007, 04:15 AM
Ubuntu user since June.

February 14th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Started messing around with Linux a little more than a year ago. I have been using Ubuntu most of that time. I now use Ubuntu almost exclusivly. I keep a Windows partition around only for a few legacy applications.

-John Von Hollen

February 14th, 2007, 08:36 PM
Hello, my name is Nathan. I have been using Ubuntu for about 6 months now and am sold on it.

February 16th, 2007, 04:49 AM
actually, we started using linux in one of my CompSci classes last semester. i had never really been interested in learning it before, but after awhile, it grew on me. i just recently got into ubuntu.

February 17th, 2007, 02:57 PM
I started with Breezy Badger. I think that makes it about two years... maybe?

February 17th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Started this summer with Dapper. So, seven months or something. Love it though, have gotten a couple of other people to switch, and got a machine at work running ubuntu, so that is good.

February 17th, 2007, 03:31 PM
I've been messing with linux for 5-6 years. I never found that perfect distro but I found out that I loved Debian and Debian based ones.

I first found Ubuntu in Hoary, I hated it, but I saw the community's strength and decided to come back later.

I was testing it out again and found that Ubuntu had grown and so did I. So here I am.

February 17th, 2007, 06:05 PM
people call me heathen (thus the sn..)

been using linux for 8~9 months... completely moved over in july of 06 with dapper...

currently 1 dapper desktop 1 edgy desktop and 1 edgy laptop

February 17th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Hey All,

I'm an avid kubuntu user since dapper. I used Suse before that and in all I've been using linux for about 3 years now.


February 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Hello everyone,

I've been a linux user since 1998, I switched from slackware to ubuntu around 5.10, started using ubuntu full time with edgy.

February 20th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Since about the end of September, and love it. Kicks Vista's butt!!!

February 20th, 2007, 10:21 PM
hey guys... i'm sync, live in the john's creek area
if anyones near there, hit me up sometime :)

February 21st, 2007, 02:59 PM
Hi all. Glad to see a forum up for Georgia.

I've been using Linux as my primary OS for about 3 years. I started using Ubuntu just after 5.04 came out (Hoary, I think.)

February 21st, 2007, 09:32 PM
Hello, I'm Kevin. I moved to the area about 3.5 years ago for college (Tech) and started looking into Linux after my freshman year.

I jumped from distro to distro for a while and finally came to Ubuntu last June. Started with Dapper, then moved up to Edgy when I saw the awesome of Beryl.

I dual boot with XP and Edgy with a shared /home partition. I will be installing Vista on a small SATA drive that I fixed so that I can become familiar with it for my presumed new IT based career direction.

I live just off of Georgia Techs campus in Homepark.

February 21st, 2007, 09:42 PM
I live just off of Georgia Techs campus in Homepark.

Ahhh, Home Park. Lived there for a couple of years. Man, some of those houses are in the bad shape.

February 21st, 2007, 10:31 PM
Haha! You know it! The house we moved out of last fall was about to collapse in on itself.

We moved next door, and while we were up on the roof (totally not trying to extend Techs wireless cloud :-$ ) we found that the reason my ceiling always leaked was that there wasn't a real roof on it ](*,)

This house is much nicer though, even if it is torquing off its foundation.

February 22nd, 2007, 04:04 AM
I'm working right around the corner from you at the new coke exibit

February 22nd, 2007, 04:44 AM
Is the new one already open? I remember seeing the sign a few months ago, but I haven't been back over that way in a while.

February 22nd, 2007, 04:51 AM
Hi all,

I'm in Douglasville. Started with 5.10. I've really enjoyed learning about Linux and Ubuntu was a real nice intro for me. Unfortunatley my office is so windows-centric that I started having some problems using it at work recently. I now only have it installed on my laptop.
But hey, it's a hell of a laptop now.

February 23rd, 2007, 05:12 AM
Been messing with Ubuntu since Breezy, but it still doesn't work as well as I'd like. Anybody around Buford? PM me

February 24th, 2007, 12:43 AM
no it's not open till mid april

February 27th, 2007, 06:03 AM
CB122 here in Dallas GA. Been using linux of and on since about 2000, now using dapper on a daily basis. I even got WoW to work :)

February 27th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Installed (K)ubuntu on a Dell Latitude C840 on Sunday as a dual-boot with XP Pro SP2. Have a desktop with FC6 and another desktop with XP Pro SP2.

March 3rd, 2007, 03:46 AM
Ron, here. Been using Ubuntu since Hoary. Now into Kubuntu, since Dapper. Definately not a geek. I always have to search for an answer on how to do things. I run it just to do all the basics, but still prefer it over "easy" windows.

March 3rd, 2007, 06:03 AM
I haven't a lot of time, I use ubuntu since january 2007 :) it's very good OS, free and nice :D

March 6th, 2007, 12:34 AM
I'm Bill, I live up here in Rome. I think I know of only one other person here in town who uses Ubuntu! Glad to see there's a Ga contingent here!

Using ubuntu since hoary, have XP on dual boot with edgy, and just installed edgy again on a partition and am upgrading it to feisty so I'll have XP, edgy, and feisty.

I really like fluxbox and icewm.

I'm active in Unreal Tournament as a clan leader, server admin, and forum admin, and script weapons for our Black Legion server. We have a scripting team at the Black Legion and are currently working on bringing vehicles to UT (unlike Qjets, we're working on real vehicles) We have a cool flying mod on our server already made by a gifted individual named Henry House that is really a lot of fun.
any of you play UT, come see us some time. We're a Zark Weapons Server:

March 6th, 2007, 12:47 AM
BLT, you dont happen to own a motorcycle do you?

YAY! Another fluxboxer! this makes me happy... the box rules all

March 6th, 2007, 01:58 AM
Oh no, the last motorcycle I had... well, I can walk without help, lets' put it that way! In my life, I've seen way beyond the edge of the envelope, though, so I think that if I do one day get another one, I won't push it like I used to. 'sides, I'm a grandpa now, I need to focus on longevity :)

March 6th, 2007, 02:15 AM
I'm Ric, I live in western Canada, work in a factory, and make graphics for pc games in my spare time.
I've been using Ubuntu ( dual boot beside XP ) for about a year, I like it, but wish there was better support for 64 bit. Now that I've learned a bit , the idea of having only windowz on my comp is scarry :lolflag:

March 8th, 2007, 02:18 AM
i've been using ubuntu since dapper first was available. it was my first taste of linux and i was really impressed. i checked out a few other distros; still like ubuntu the best. so is everyone here from georgia? i'm from rome.

March 8th, 2007, 04:04 AM
Technically I'm from Maryland, but I've been living in Atlanta for about 3.5 years. I'll be going back up to Maryland this summer for "College: Take Two" Who knows where I will end up after that :)

March 11th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Hello fellow Ubuntu users in GA. My name is Scott, and I first started with Linux way back in 1996.
And since then I have seen Linux grow in support and ease of use. And I laugh when they say Ubuntu is to hard, or not ready for the desktop (Though iLife type apps are not availible yet. I have seen what Linux was like compared to now. Still we have come a long way in such a short time and will go further when Linux has been around as long as Apple or Microsoft)

I would also Like to announce that there are 2 Linux user groups in Macon and Warner Robins. To Find out more go to MGALUG.org (http://mgalug.org). Also we are on irc.freenode..net #mgalug.

Experienced users, novices, and all of you who fit in between.

March 11th, 2007, 04:18 PM
My name is Michael, and I've played around with Linux since 2000, but didn't start using it full-time until the release of Dapper.


March 13th, 2007, 02:19 AM
Howdy, Everybody.
My name is Adam and I'm located in Calhoun, GA, just North of Rome.

Linux user since 2004. I've tried nearly everything.
Fedora Core of various versions, Slackware, Debian sarge, SuSe, Mepis. I switched to Ubuntu after Mepis went into testing for 6.5. I decided I liked Gnome, so I jumped to Ubuntu 6.10.

Closest thing to a user group near me is the Linux class at Dalton State. Meets every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30.
It uses Fedora Core 5.

I'll try to jump into IRC in the Georgia channel. Even though it's not Sunday...doesn't mean the chat can't be used, right?

Nice to know there are other Ubuntu users in Georgia! :)

March 14th, 2007, 01:03 AM
Hi all
I'm in Evans, GA
Been using linux for about 3 years on and off
Just go into ubuntu two years ago.
Never knew there were this many linux people in GA...
You can all call me deep (everyone does)

March 14th, 2007, 01:08 AM
good to see you deep....drop by on IRC.

March 14th, 2007, 02:06 AM
that sounds kind of dirty

March 14th, 2007, 11:15 PM
that sounds kind of dirty

Huh? me or him? 'cause if its him you're going to have to explain whats going on, I don't really think the letters IRC are any kind of innuendo. (BTW... deep is a shortened version of my name)

It's all good....

March 15th, 2007, 01:58 AM
deep, lmao.

March 15th, 2007, 05:40 PM
New here to Georgia (Smyrna specifically), an import from PA. Been using Ubuntu in some capacity for about 2 years. Currently it's on my laptop and on an older machine. My desktop right now dual-boots Gentoo and XP, but I think I'm going to move to Ubuntu on my desktop as well.

March 16th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Hi! I'm new around here, but I've been using/playing with Linux for a while and I LOVE Ubuntu! I started with a dual-boot Mandrake/Windows box and then had about 6 different distros loaded onto an older laptop at one time or another. I just want to try to get somewhat involved in the community so I can contribute something.

Let me know where I can help! :)

March 21st, 2007, 05:12 PM
Hey everyone! I'm Justin, and I'm going at GSU working towards a degree in CS. I made the move to ubuntu when I became tired of trying to do the simplest things in WinXP and became frustrated at all of the 'cracks' I had to get just to use my operating system!

I've toyed with linux before, but I've just reacently made the full blown move.

March 21st, 2007, 05:19 PM
Welcome! Drop by on IRC.

March 21st, 2007, 05:22 PM
Well, presenting myself again, I am Cheves
I'v been a linux user for about 4 months :newbie:
I'm a newbie in all this linux stuff, and I'm doing my best to learn.
I've been reading the forum for a few weeks and I think it's was time to register.
All help will be apreciated.

March 22nd, 2007, 05:14 AM
Hey everyone! I'm Justin, and I'm going at GSU working towards a degree in CS. I made the move to ubuntu when I became tired of trying to do the simplest things in WinXP and became frustrated at all of the 'cracks' I had to get just to use my operating system!

I've toyed with linux before, but I've just reacently made the full blown move.

Ga State. Hmm, if you ever run into some dude in a bow tie named Dean Brook, tell him Schroeder said hi.

March 22nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
Ga State.

Ahh close! By GSU I meant Georgia Southern University, sorry for the confusion :D

March 23rd, 2007, 05:12 PM
Hello, Im David from. Ive been using linux ~10 ysr. I currently have a machine running debian, and one running kubuntu (love the .deb distro's obviously) , but I've also dabbled in the past with gentoo and mandrake.

March 26th, 2007, 02:52 AM
Hi, my name is Wes and I've been a long-time Windows 98/XP user (that seems to have a familiar ring to it?).

I stumbled onto Ubuntu by accident a few months ago when I purchased a computer that was suppose to have Windows XP, but had Ubuntu instead. I was really impressed with the screen-saver graphics, so I keep trying to figure it out. Many questions to follow.

March 26th, 2007, 02:59 AM
Welcome aboard and post any questions you have.

March 27th, 2007, 01:28 AM
I am James living in Atlanta. After a week of trying I finally got my laptop all Ubuntu. Wireless works and so does my printer :biggrin:

I have been using Ubuntu for 10 days.

March 27th, 2007, 02:02 AM
welcome! join us on IRC if you get a chance.

March 27th, 2007, 11:23 AM

I've been an Ubuntu user since pre-release 4.10 (Warty) days. Before that, just about any distro that I could successfully install<g>, mainly Red Hat, then Fedora.

Was living in the Los Angeles area from 1986 but moved back to my home state of Georgia in late 2005. Currently resident in Woodstock.

I'm impressed with the Feisty Beta, BTW. After a clean install this past weekend, did my first "major" upgrade (kernel, nvidia driver, etc.) last night with fear & trembling as these have tended to break X in the past. Rebooted, saw the nVidia splash, logged in, no problems. Good job!


March 28th, 2007, 02:44 PM
I'm Curtis. I've started with ubuntu on my laptop at work (July 2006). By December, it was on my laptop at home and now on my server and desktop.

March 30th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Hi all, I've been using Linux on and off on my desktop (Lindows/Linspire) for about 6 months and I've just brought my laptop over to Ubuntu 7.04beta ( everything working but my widescreen is flaky).

March 31st, 2007, 12:21 PM
Greetings programs:

My name is Michael, and I'm in Perry, GA.

As far as Linux on the desktop goes, I started out w/ Slackware in 96 or so, embraced Debian in 99, and stuck with it until around 2004? when I decided to try Gentoo. Left Gentoo as soon as I discovered Ubuntu, which was exactly what I was looking for.

April 5th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Hey Georgians! I'm in the Busy Metropolis of Gray. :) (about 15 miles NE of Macon)

I started with Hoary 5.04, so that's right at two years right? Before that I had only dabbled with some live CD's (Knoppix). Since then I've progressed to building an Arch system, then come back to Ubuntu primarily running XFCE, but playing with IceWM here recently.

I'm addicted to tweaking, 6.10 works so well (for me) I tried convincing myself that I'm not upgrading to 7.04, but deep down I know I won't be able to resist.......

April 7th, 2007, 11:38 PM
hi. my name's andrew. i live in griffin (if you know where it is ill give you a cookie ).
i've been using ubuntu since last summerr when a friend introduced me to it.
since then, i have spread the disks like wildfire and have been trying to get Ragnarok (the only MMO i play) to run under wine :(

April 8th, 2007, 01:52 AM
since then, i have spread the disks like wildfire and have been trying to get Ragnarok (the only MMO i play) to run under wine :(

Hey man, I've heard success of that working in ubuntu so dont give up hope!

April 9th, 2007, 11:03 PM
hi everyone i am ağdaş from turkey (neglect native characters and simply call cagdas, that's better for everyone). this is almost the second week of my linux adventure and I'm really havin' fun. Linux gave me too many hard times and probably will do so but nothing can be compared with the self confidence attached on me after resolving an issue.
this forum has been very helpful since the beginning and will be so.

April 10th, 2007, 12:27 AM
Yes, Trancepose, resolving that first big problem gave me a confidence boost, and I've been riding high on the wave of satisfaction ever since! These forums rock, for sure.

(Pleased to meet you)

April 10th, 2007, 07:57 AM
Hey guys, I'm Josh and completely new to Ubuntu. I have used linux for short periods of time in the past, but never stuck with it due to addiction to video games :) Ubuntu has taken a special hold of me and I'm not sure I will ever boot back into my XP partition.
I am currently living in Athens as a student. I might not know alot about linux or windows in comparrison to some, but I'm stubborn and I'll fight a problem until it kils me or I figure it out...

April 10th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Welcome, I noticed that you stopped by IRC...at 3am! Might need to try before midnight on most nights.

April 10th, 2007, 09:15 PM
haha livig in a college town I had just gotten called to be a friend's DD... was just checking in really..

April 12th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Hi, I'm Josh down in Southwest GA. I've used various versions of Linux over the past 9 years, though I used Mandriva consistently. I've been disappointed by their latest releases and tried Ubuntu 6.1 I love it. I am finishing off a degree in IT, right now. For years I've told my friends, family, acquaintances about Linux and have been able to "convert" them. I've given out several of the Live CDs for others to try/install. I noticed that there is a distribution project proposed. How would that work? I can continue to burn and hand out cds here. Also, with the Library project, what would that entail? I could easily give the local library an Ubuntu book; a friend is a librarian there. Just let me know and be patient with me while I get my bearings here.

April 13th, 2007, 02:04 AM
theformerprophet, check out the Georgia wiki links in my signature. Hopefully that will help out a bit. Stop by IRC and we can talk about it as well.

April 17th, 2007, 09:08 PM
(start AA intro)
Hi, my name is James, and I've been a Ubuntu-holia for the past few months. Aside from work and gaming, I have been faithfully trying to find non-Windows alternatives for my needs.
(/end AA into)

I've been using various distros on and off for the past few years, but with the release of Vista, I'm now actively persuing my other alternative OS needs through Ubuntu. So far, Ubuntu has been the best transition and has a community that has provided the most help.

kelvin spratt
April 17th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Hi i'm Kelvin from the uk used windows since 3.1 i struggle with linux as i'm dixlexic and scripts are hard for me
but with time i will master linux as i do everything else so just chuckle at my spelling mistakes even with spell check http://ubuntuforums.org/images/smilies/guitar.gif

April 19th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Hi, I'm Andrew from Norcross, Georgia. A Tech grad (thought I would mention that for you Bulldogs :P ) and staunch Ubuntu user. Before Ubuntu I had been a Debian user since 1997 and Redhat prior to that. The only reason I have windows is that AutoCAD won't run on Linux. I'm no expert but would like to help any way I can.

April 19th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Hi Andrew...there are a few of us Tech folks around...join us in IRC if you get a chance.

April 19th, 2007, 05:34 PM
I've been messing around with Linux for about 10 years. Tried every distro I could find/buy/download. I knew this was the way to go and I really wanted it to be perfect...but what is. My first distro was Caldera 2.2, I think, and that was fun to play with. Tried Ubuntu several times since the beginning and have given a gazillion disks away. I was running between Suse 10.0 and Fedora Core 6 with pretty good luck but, when I loaded up Edgy 6.10 I found a keeper. It just worked and I have been using it exclusively since then. I am still dual-booting with XP because my kids won't let it go...but every time I show them something else they can do on Linux...including Beryl...they get closer. Maybe someday soon we can reclaim our PC and finally dump XP and MS. (Fingers crossed).

April 24th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Hey. I installed Ubuntu last friday, after playing around with Fedora Core 6 for a couple of weeks. I haven't used windows since I started using ubuntu. I stopped by the IRC last night, and the people who were on were really nice, and I was wondering what kinds of stuff you guys do.

April 24th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Hi, I'm Al... Started with Dapper, then Edgy, now Fiesty. I've only used Ubuntu so far... See no reason to try a different distro.

May 15th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Hello all, I am Travis aka RedPhoenix. I live in Augusta. I have been playing around with linux since I was in college back in the mid 90s. I still have the first distro that I used to dual boot a machine back then which was RedHat 6.1. Now I am using Feisty Fawn on a VM app at work and trying to get one of my rigs at home to work so I can load it there.

May 26th, 2007, 05:49 AM
Hey y'all. I'm a life long West Central Georgia boy currently hailing from Byron (southwest from Macon). I started with Edgy back in January of this year and am now using Feisty. I still have a few Windows dependancy issues I'm working on, but I'm hoping to be all Ubuntu by the years end.

I work for Robins AFB as an electronics tech and I'm also a system builder with hopes have having my own custom built PC business in the near future. If anybody here in the Georgia community needs hardware help, just give me a buzz.

May 27th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Oh I'll give this a whirl. I'm Anthony from Ewing, New Jersey. I moved to Forest Park, Georgia in March 2007. I started using Linux in 2005. A co-worker made me struggle through Gentoo. I ended up with Debian. . .found Ubuntu; thus FOUND LOVE! I've only cheated on Ubuntu with CentOS. . .but that's because the web hosting company I work for uses it. No cPanel for Debian/Ubuntu. :(

June 4th, 2007, 12:12 AM
I'm Tyler from Georgia. I started using Linux when I downloaded Red Hat out of boredom. I didn't like it. Then my Windows started acting up, so I installed Ubuntu. I liked it a lot. I got a Dell Inspiron 2200 and got sick of the Windows Applications. I switched to Ubuntu, switched back to Windows. I did this about 10 times and now I am using Ubuntu again. The main reason I switched back to Windows was because my USB audio mixer did not work with Ubuntu, and I need that to record songs. I am also a musician btw. It now works in Fiesty. I almost switched back to Windows because Ubuntu was acting slow. I did a tweak to the filesystem and I am blazing. I love Ubuntu.

June 6th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Hello everybody. I'm from Cumming and have been using Ubuntu for less than a week. Love it. Any other Auburn grads out there? War Eagle!

June 10th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Returning Linux user -- more off than on for past ~10 years.

Started w/ RHAT with an X I can't remember, then tried fvwm. Played with SuSE, Slackware, Mandrake. Discovered live CD/DVD distros (Knoppix, Ubuntu). Recently installed: Debian 4.0, Ubuntu 7.04, Ubuntu Christian Edition 3.1 and may have talked my dad into getting a Dell laptop w/ Ubuntu pre-installed.

Non-Linux PC: Started w/ DOS 3.x --> DOS5/WIN31 --> DOS6.22/WIN311 --> Win98se --> XP.
Mac: 6.0.8, OS X.

Current aspirations: Ubuntu CE for family use on PC in conjunction with Mac OS X. Ubuntu Desktop for gen. usage and Debian for playing around with.

Multi-boot w/ XP is a challenge: FDISK /MBR is my best friend right now. Learning to make transition from older Linux loaders (LILO) / file locations (/usr/bin/X11) / device structures (/dev/hda1 --> /mnt) to new stuff like GRUB, Xorg, /dev/sda1 --> /media.

4yr BS technical (not IT), accidental computer hobbyist, parental control administrator.

June 12th, 2007, 01:41 PM
I'm Kingsley from metro-Atlanta. My first attempt at Linux was with Gentoo :o in late 2005. I couldn't figure out how to log into the LiveCD so fortunately my noob self didn't have to deal with a Gentoo installation. My interest with Linux was the cause of my being fed up with Windows 98. I had used it for 6 years. In February of 2006, I got a new system so I decided I'd install Ubuntu some day. Starting with a few crap installs in March, I finally got the hang of Linux and started using it for on and off ever since. Ubuntu Linux has been my primary OS since December 2006.

June 12th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Kingsley, stop by IRC sometime.

June 12th, 2007, 02:30 PM
well, i said "from the beginning" but thats not true. but it has definately been more than 2 years.

basically, the first time i heard about linux was in 97 or 98. but i only gave it a real proper try in 1999, and that was first with redhat, but i quickly gave up on the hat and moved to mandrake. stuck with mandrake all the way until ubuntu was released.

now i bet you thought it was at this point i switched to ubuntu. WRONG! i actually tried ubuntu for like a day or two then moved over to gentoo. played with gentoo for most of my college years (2003 -> 2005) and in the middle of 2005 i gave ubuntu a proper chance. since then, its been ubuntu all the way.

with the recent struggles ive been having with my laptop, i might try opensuse next, but for the meantime, it looks like its gonna be ubuntu all the way :P

June 12th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Wow. Great to see so many local people here now. I used to post alot back in the good ol days when computers were still made out of wood. Started with RedHat & Mandrake back in 98. Went from there to Slackware for 3-4 years then to Gentoo to Debian to Gentoo to Ubuntu to Gentoo to Suse to FC to Ubuntu to Debian to Ubuntu. Currently waiting for an install to finish and for my keyboard to stop repeating excccccccessssively. I'm near Marrietta. Looking forward to seeing you guys around the board or at a meeting.

June 21st, 2007, 04:16 AM
Hello there from Newnan. I've been using Ubuntu full time since the Breezy days. Before that fiddled with suse and others. Man it's good to see folks from Georgia up in here.


June 24th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Hey Everyone!

I am new to Ubuntu, but an old hand at Linux. I first used Linux in 1993. I switched completely in 1995, and haven't looked back.

I am an employee of Canonical, Ltd. the company behind Ubuntu.

June 26th, 2007, 01:12 AM
Hiya guys! Been meaning to announce myself here for a while. Anyways, I'm still a Linux newbie, but I've been using Ubuntu for a few months now. I was also using Fedora 7 for a quick jaunt, I used Linspire for a while before I switched to Ubuntu, and for one comedic month I used Fedora Core 1. Anyways, I'm loving this open source stuff and I've been doing a bit of an experiment with open source production software (Cinelerra, Kino, Blender...) . I even wrote my first real perl script today. I was pretty psyched :D

Any who I'm Jeff and I'm an Ubuntu-holic.

June 30th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Hi, I'm DJ and I'm new to Ubuntu. I was referred to Ubuntu by a former instructor of mine. I'm glad he did. I have Fiesty Fawn installed on my laptop and 6.06.1 server installed on a separate machine. I'm learning about the cli the hard way on server (shocked that there was no GUI). I want to migrate away from windows completely. Most of my co-workers are unwilling to try and learn something new. To them, Windows is the best and only way. I want to prove them wrong. Thanks

June 30th, 2007, 05:12 PM
whats up.. names kevin.. i've been using linux since dapper drake.. switched over to opensuse and came back to ubuntu w/ fawn.. never looked back. full time linux user. no ms in my house..

July 8th, 2007, 03:05 AM
HI:D I'm in Macon and work at Robins an electronics Mechanic( yes, thats what they call us)

I've been using Ubuntu for about a week or so.

I have it loaded as a dual boot on a Dell laptop. Everything worked first time!

I found another Dell desktop in the trash, Pentium II, 256mb, 4 gig. Loaded it with Ubuntu 7.04, but it was too slow.

I just got done loading it with Xubuntu 7.04 and works pretty good. I posting from it right now!

Pretty good, free hardware and free software.

Xubuntu is pretty cool, even has some cool effects for the desktop under settings>settings manager>window manger tweaks>compositor.

If you have two windows open on your desk, you can make the one behind be translucent
and the one on top will have shadows so it looks like it's floating. Wish they had this in the reg Ubuntu.

July 8th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Hi, I'm Bill. My first computer was an 8088 running DOS. When I first started using Windows, I was lost. Decades later, I got worried about Windows security and started thinking about Linux. This was around September of 06.

Puppy 1 was appealing. It was supposed to run from within Windows. It didn't. I couldn't get it to run on anyting. I got a disk with Knoppix and finally got it to run but I never played with it much. I probably have over half a dozen distros and some aren't friendly to new users.

Finally, someone gave me Ubuntu. The modem issues kept me from using it for a long time but finally I got an external modem and things picked up. I assembled a computer based on Tom's Hardware Guide's budget system. I'm happy with it and it has Ubuntu 7.04 and also PCLinuxOS 2007 on it.

I have been a steam plant operator for over 20 years. The plant has four high pressure steam boilers that are older than I am. They were built around the 1930's.

I've been IRCing for years and years. It is one of my favorite hobbies. Check out my personal info if you get a chance. Email anytime.

BillG aka silver2

July 13th, 2007, 04:16 PM

Okay, I admit it. Hoping for a better Debian-based desktop, I installed the very first release of Ubuntu on a second hard drive. I booted it up a few of times just to surf the net using Firefox. GNOME is a neat environment, but it's not my first choice. Most of the time I'd wind up playing yahtzee (now "gtali") after logging-in.

After the release of Kubuntu, I came back with high hopes and the Ubuntu community has met my every expectation. I have an nVidia graphics card and it's nice to find help I need to upgrade on these forums [thanks to Alberto Milone] and keep playing 3-D games. I am using LTS and have installed hundreds of packages in the Universe without a hitch. While I have been using Linux at home for several years now, Ubuntu is the distribution that has provided me with the best all-round user experience.

I look forward to chatting with y'all,

-- pablo7

July 16th, 2007, 01:26 PM
I may have done my introduction before, but just wanted to say Hi (again). I have lived in Marietta and Woodstock, but now am closer to Lake Lanier. Meeting some other members would be cool. I saw a thread about a pizza joint. We should do something like that, maybe downtown somewhere.
I have only used Ubuntu less than a year. I was searching on the 'flip-3D' feature of Vista around September of 2006, and found some clips of Compiz/Beryl, and was totally blown away. At the time, I was using SuSE as my primary OS, and liked it ok, but quickly moved over to Dapper. :KS
I'd never, never, ever go back to MS. Like another member, I had a policy for a while of no Intel, no Microsoft in my house, but my wife used to use Windows. I have finally gotten her out of the 20th century, but do have a couple P4 machines.
To the electronic mechanic at Robins, someone should circulate a memo there indicating that disposing of laptops, monitors, etc. in the trash is an environmental hazard, as well as being against the geek credo of never throwing any hardware away.
Anyway, that's all for now. Take care.

August 10th, 2007, 07:19 AM
Hi, I'm Jean-Claude originally from South Africa (Like Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth), but now live in GA, USA.

Was introduced to Slackware in 96 in South Africa and have since been experimenting with it in the US. Finally switched over almost entirely a few years ago (kept XP for the wife and kiddies).

Hesitated with Ubuntu for a while, stuck with Debian. Then one day I finally tried it on one of my "lesser" machines. Haven't looked back since!

Anyway, I am glad and proud to now be a member of the GA Loco!

Thanks to all!

September 8th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Well I've been a Linux user on and off for bout 1 year...i have stared using Ubuntu as my primary OS now and I'm very happy with it

Linux registered user #452640 :)

Amazona aestiva
September 8th, 2007, 05:50 PM
I'm a happy Ubuntu user:

My computer:
AMD 64bit X2 Dual Core 5200+ (5200Mhz)
2x1Gb DDR2 800Mhz

Windows needs 9-20 min to boot.:-s
Ubuntu boots less than 1-2 min.:o

So I love Ubuntu!

:popcorn:It is fun to use my computer now!:popcorn:

September 8th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Hi, I'm Jean-Claude originally from South Africa (Like Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth), but now live in GA, USA.

Was introduced to Slackware in 96 in South Africa and have since been experimenting with it in the US. Finally switched over almost entirely a few years ago (kept XP for the wife and kiddies).

Hesitated with Ubuntu for a while, stuck with Debian. Then one day I finally tried it on one of my "lesser" machines. Haven't looked back since!

Anyway, I am glad and proud to now be a member of the GA Loco!

Thanks to all!

Well welcome to Ga! Hey, listen, if you are the least bit into football, don't let anyone steer you the wrong way. Ga Tech is the team you want to root for. Ga Bulldogs believe that um, they ah, believe stuff you don't believe in.

(Dang, it's hard to be a persuasive liar when you can't remember what you came up with to post when you hit the quote button)


September 8th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Hi Andrew...there are a few of us Tech folks around...join us in IRC if you get a chance.

What is the irc channel? After 6 years of playing unreal tournament, I just realized it has an irc client built in to it. I want to know a channel other than a UT one to try out, to see if it will connect to other stuff than UT.

Well, that, and I might install an irc client and go anyway.

September 8th, 2007, 11:47 PM
What is the irc channel? After 6 years of playing unreal tournament, I just realized it has an irc client built in to it. I want to know a channel other than a UT one to try out, to see if it will connect to other stuff than UT.

Well, that, and I might install an irc client and go anyway.

Mr. Bill,
I responded to your PM. How'd the football game turn out?

Maybe I'll get to meet up with some Rome users soon.
If you guys come up to Calhoun for any reason, give me a holler.

October 17th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Hi, I am Abe of TheOrganLoft.

I use Ubuntu Studio (Feisty Fawn and now testing Gusty Gibbon) . My purpose for getting involved with Ubuntu was for my musical needs.

Not only is Ubuntu Studio good and getting better, I find that I can use it in my daily business. I needed ******* for my proprietary music software. My ******* XP computer crashed again last week and this is the 3rd time it went down. I have had enough. Each time I had to rebuild it. Vista is no good to me. My software is not compatible and it would cost me another $2k to upgrade in addition to specialized hardware costs. My music audio and MIDI can be intensive and ******* and the NTFS can't take it. I have had enough.

I have never crashed Ubuntu. Now I have crashed Ardour and that was the old version. I am testing the new version now.

I love my Mepis Linux (Ubuntu derivative) It just never goes down. I use it for my daily operations and it is simply great! No viruses, spy ware, or the need for any support utilities that cost big money.

I have completely switched to Ubuntu for my business needs (Mail, etc) and I do not think that I will look back.

The Organ Loft
Atlanta, Georgia

PS: If there is anyone here that would like to meet and talk about Ubuntu Studio, let me know.

October 18th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Remember to join us for the Gutsy release party and install fest!

November 20th, 2007, 07:23 PM
I've been using Ubuntu for almost two years now and I have been using Linux off and on for the the past 5 years. I have recently began trying to convert my wife from windows to a Linux, but it is difficult to get her to leave the "dark side".
I work as a software developer for a company in Alpharetta, GA and have been living in the Atlanta area for the past 2 1/2 years.

December 4th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Hi im Dan I have been using UBUNTU since May and i love it. Are there any users near the Gainesville area.

December 4th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Hi im Dan I have been using UBUNTU since May and i love it. Are there any users near the Gainesville area.

I live on Ubuntu Studio in Fayette County Area.

December 12th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Mike here, from Augusta. I see there are a lot of Techies out there, so I'll just say I recently graduated from a school whose football team was worth a damn.

Anyways, My first computer ran Windows 3.1 and I've been at it ever since. I first played with linux years ago but I've really gotten in to it within the last two years. I've at least played with most everything you'll see on the front page of distrowatch and I'm actually running Linux Mint as my primary OS now (it's a jacked up Ubuntu, pretty much).

I am quite happy that I have recently switched my parents' computer to Ubuntu, as well as one of the friends of the family, with no complaints. So now there are at least 3 Ubuntu desktops, 1 Ubuntu laptop/tablet and linux router (thank you linksys!) happily purring in the house. So I encourage everyone to go spread the word!

December 30th, 2007, 09:41 AM
I am Thomas, I live in the suburbs of Atlanta. I started using Linux and Ubuntu about 2 weeks ago.

January 1st, 2008, 04:15 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Paul, and I've been using Ubuntu on my desktop for about a year. I started with 6.10 (Edgy) and have kept up with the upgrades, so I'm currently running 7.10 (Gutsy).

Last night I finally installed Gutsy on my laptop as well (dual-boot configuration with Windows XP). It wasn't without a couple challenges, but I got it working. I wish I didn't have to keep Windows around, but I think I'll need it at tax time: I don't think I can get TurboTax or TaxCut to run under Wine, and I'm not comfortable using the web-based versions.

I live in the Midtown West area of Atlanta. I hope to meet a few of you at an upcoming face-to-face meeting or at ALE (when I'm able to attend).


January 2nd, 2008, 02:10 AM
Paul, welcome!

Hope to you see you at the next F2F meeting.

January 2nd, 2008, 02:12 AM
The first time I used Linux was in September 2007, the Beta version of 7.10.

January 18th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Hi. I'm Justin. I just moved to Augusta from upstate NY. I made the switch to Ubuntu while in Iraq in June and I really haven't looked back. I was fully on Ubuntu, but some college classes require proprietary stuff, so I sadly had to install an XP partition again. Anyway, that's me..

January 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
hallo hallo peoples of Georgia. I got in for ubuntu once i started seeing the enclosure of crap-cripple-ware and malformed licenses around vista, i decided it was time to join up with the resistance. decentralized modes of human activity are often the most productive and least demonstrably violent to people and ideas. tried it a few years ago, but it wasn't user friendly enough and i wasn't ready to backtrack my way through what worked to find out how to fix what didn't. now i have more time, and linux has undergone massive changes. big partytime in processorville, all the folks are coming in over the north and south bridge from as far away as harddrive-town, where the great mass of the warehouses are, piled in for the great parade down the VGA-out Blvd., singing the praises of ubuntu.

i am such a malignant headcase sometimes. hope it was fun!

more pragmatically, i'm running a thinkpad z60m, and i'm picking up a new dual core desktop after new line comes around to drop mid-range prices.

hope everyone's doing well...

February 21st, 2008, 05:44 PM
Hi--I'm a home schooling mom and started using Edubuntu with 6.06. I think Buntu is the best! I'm running it on all the kids pc's and one of these days I'll get to setting up all the cool server stuff--and Really start using it :-)


February 21st, 2008, 06:48 PM
Hi, just wanna say hiiiz, im a system/business analyst in IT Financial field, i've been using Linux for quite a year now, i began with SUSE and ended up with Ubuntu.

During the first time i ever downloaded Ubuntu Image and started the Live CD i new that this is what i'll be using in this life as an OS, the flexibility and the open abilities.

From my experience, i see linux is quite risky in case of the flexibility provided, ... ok thats enough, man im forgetting this is introduction post :confused: ??

Any how, nice to be here, hope well share things around... any guitar players here ? BTY call me TEE

thankx :guitar:

March 5th, 2008, 01:43 AM
OK well I have been using Linux on and off since 1998, I have kept going back to Windows for the simple reason of hardware issues, this seems to be changing and I am happy to see it.

March 28th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Hi, I've been using Ubuntu off and of since about December 2007. I've tried out several GNU/Linux distros, but I think I'll stick with Ubuntu for a while. I'm testing out the Hardy beta, and so far things are fine.

March 29th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Hi, I am a long time Ubuntu user and longer time *nix user in Rome, Georgia. I am curious if there are other Northwest Georgia/Coosa Valley Ubuntu users interested in a LUG or LOCO. BTW, love Ubuntu very much.



April 13th, 2008, 09:35 PM
I am from Woodstock and have used Linux since...well before 'X' was included. :) The furthest back I can recall was some version of Slackware and Red Hat 2.x ('95-'96?). I have always been partial to *nix since the SunOS days ('93).

My current Ubuntu boxes are 6.06.2 LTS and 7.10 on my MacbookPro with VMWare Fusion.

I am also a huge UT2004 fan and still play often. UT2004 was one game that supported Linux out of the box. I wish more did. I now split my time between TF2 and UT.

April 30th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Hello all. I've been a unix amdin since 1992. My laptop and desktop at home run Ubuntu. Hopefully we'll have a meeting in south Atlanta so I can attend.


May 1st, 2008, 03:37 PM
I'm using GNU-linux distro Ubuntu since last September.

"Learning linux is learning how to use a computer.
Learning windows is learning how to navigate cryptic menus."

To me that quote is 100% true, even Linux world is not 100% perfect , it is the most complex and well design OS, with a friendly GUI.

I'm in Atlanta area, and I would like to meet with you and learn from you guys.


May 12th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Hi, Wolf Halton here (aka saphil)!
I thought I had posted a helo here, but it was probably removed for inappropriate content. :)
I have been testing and blowing up linux boxes for about 9 years. I am addicted to alpha-testing the new Ubuntu releases and other open-source applications. I am an author and speaker on security, linux-adoption and such things. I had a session at OuterZ0ne4 ths year and have done several talks at SecureWorldExpo in the last couple of months, since our book came out. I live in Conyers at the moment and teach beginning Linux and server hardening classes at ITT Tech in Duluth.
I fell in love with Hoary and proceeded to make a pest of myself, giving away live-disks to Windows users. :) I have posted a few things on the locoGA area, and have mostly been wandering the periphery of the "Unanswered Posts" team on the forum and asking programming questions. I am working on a project, which is probably inappropriate to talk about here, but if you are interested in Solaris as well as Ubuntu, send me an IM and I will prattle on for a few minutes.

May 16th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Gairy and I am in school to be a Network Administrator. My introduction to Linux was with openSUSE, but I have come to love Ubuntu. Both my laptop and desktop are dual-booted and I have converted my daughter. She likes how easy it is to use compared to the many lockups and problems she has had with Windows.

June 10th, 2008, 02:00 AM
I started with Mandriva and SUSE but they didn't click with me. I found Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and liked the totally free aspect, and loved the community.(Mandrive & SUSE were not "free" :( ) I stayed with Dapper for 6 months and accumulated some knowledge (and some beans), but had to go back to ******* for work. I came back with the release of Gutsy 7.10 and am now running Hardy 8.04 64-bit. I am starting over, trying to relearn the knowledge I have forgotten. The community has expanded along with the forums, but I see the same people are still here helping us newbies. This is THE place to be if you want a computing experience and not stuff spoon-fed to you by M$. All three :) machines now run Ubuntu.

July 5th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Hi My Name is Carter,

I have been using linux for about 7 years now. Started using Ubuntu about 4 years ago and not missing microsoft software or the fees associated with it.

I still support Windows and Microsoft products at work but would rather not at times.

September 1st, 2008, 09:09 PM
Greetings to you all. I first saw Fiesty Fawn and got excited. I think Linux is the future of computing. I'm as much a beginner as you can get.

Almost a year later and I am trying Ubuntu again. I get so frustrated. I'm looking for a tutor in the Statesboro, GA area.

September 3rd, 2008, 12:54 AM
Hi my name is Chris. I have been using Linux for about 2 years now... I started when I got a free copy of Linspire 5.0 from an online training Best Buy had the computer people doing. since then I have been playing around. I have a laptop that is dual booting vista/ubuntu (with a third partition for installing other testing distros. Saw a story about the upcoming Atlanta Linux fest and figured that I would post up.

September 16th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Howdy! My name is Cleveland, I'm iterested in light distros for old boxes and Dial-Up. Currently looking for a dialer app. for xubuntu on PentII with 128M - aka HP shipped with w98.

Georgia boy
October 29th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Hi. Originally from Clarkesville Ga. As you can see from some of my posts I'm learning Ubuntu. Set up as a dual boot with Windows XP for now. I want to eventually become an Ubuntu user only at home. This is a great group of people here in this forum. I've learned a lot and am constantly learning from everyone here. I thank everyone for all of they help that they have given me. Even from the very start I had people guiding me in the installation and setup on my machine. Thank you everyone!!!:)
Rock one everyone!:guitar:


November 3rd, 2008, 01:58 PM
The Georgia Team is a great idea. I'm a retired AP reporter living in Albany, Ga. Welcome the opportunity to meet with other Ubuntu users to solve hardware issues and to learn more about this wonderful operating system.

Ubuntu was my distro of choice three or four years ago, but my laptops didn't seem comfortable with the last few distros. So I switched to other Linux versions.

The latest, 8.10, installed flawlessly on an old Sotec 3120 so I'm going to test it on some of my newer laptops.

I especially liked the ability to recognize the Atheros wireless card and to connect easily to the Alltel network using a Kyocera KPC650 card. Another huge plus was the ability to connect with my wireless printer. All I did was click a button to make it search for the printer and then click again to install drivers.

I've bookmarked the Georgia Team portion of the Ubuntu forum, so I can stay up to date on activities in our state.

December 19th, 2008, 04:23 AM
Hiya folks, I'm exploring Linux. I'm currently dual-booting with XP 64 on my primary machine, but I have a linux box for experimentation.

I look forward to lurking in the forums until I learn enough to look stupid in the forums ;P

Thanks for being here!

February 2nd, 2009, 01:34 AM
Hi, everyone.My name is Drew. I live in Carrollton over in the western part of the state, about an hour from ATL. I have been using linux off and on for a few years, but only started using it exclusively a little over a year ago. I am trying t get involved in the Ubuntu community with the goal of someday hopefully becomming a developer. Ubuntu is my favorite distro, though I also use Debian. I work for a medical software company as a staging specialist, training to become staging manager and field engineer. I really want to get involved in the things this group does.

February 5th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Hey i am Joel, just started using ubuntu cause windows is a pain in the **** and i really like software and trying new things.
Find it awesome so far and hope to one day be able to help people just like i am hoping they will help me to learn the basics and solve problems :)

February 13th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Hello everyone,
I've been playing with linux on and off since around 2001, started with mandrake (back when it was mandrake...lol). Since then I've used fedora and knopix, DSL. Ubuntu had me at install. I'm a network administration / it manager / system manager for a private school and been a geek since like 1992. I finally dumped windows about 3 weeks ago on my home machine for ubuntu and haven't looked back...ok i confess, i have windows installed for the sims 2 but thats the only reason.

I love ubuntu and decided I would get more involved in the community. Im from Augusta GA.

February 15th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Hello everyone,
I've been playing with linux on and off since around 2001, started with mandrake (back when it was mandrake...lol). Since then I've used fedora and knopix, DSL. Ubuntu had me at install. I'm a network administration / it manager / system manager for a private school and been a geek since like 1992. I finally dumped windows about 3 weeks ago on my home machine for ubuntu and haven't looked back...ok i confess, i have windows installed for the sims 2 but thats the only reason.

I love ubuntu and decided I would get more involved in the community. Im from Augusta GA.
Alright! Now I'm not the only one here! I'm in Augusta too. The Linux group here is lacking, but if you want to check it out, the site is http://www.csralug.org/

March 3rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Hi - I've been a Linux user (Red Hat)for about 10 years but started using Ubuntu about a year ago. I've managed a few converts in that time, including the wife - she won't go back to Windows if her life depended on it.

I attended the ALE event last August at IBM - hope there are more events this year.

March 8th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Hi. I've been using Ubuntu for just over a year, but I don't really remember my life before that :-). I'm in Decatur, but originally from Carrollton, by the way.

March 12th, 2009, 07:56 PM

March 23rd, 2009, 10:04 AM
I'm Matthew, I live just outside the city limits of Atlanta, in unincorporated DeKalb County.

I'm dual booting my main computer in Win XP and Intrepid right now. I'm migrating to Linux slowly, but I made my mind up to switch once and for all a week ago. My reasons are much the same as Dvorak's (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342703,00.asp).

So far, everything I've needed for work has worked (although printing is much slower). Booting is slower, but applications are running faster, so that all balances out. What's been nice is the balance between Win for viruses lack of security and Vista's nagging wife security emulation.

I can do ordinary work out of the box with no real root use. Installation of new packages requires a password, but that has not been especially burdensome.

What I'm hoping for from Linux (and most people think that it delivers) is freedom from bloatware. I know firefox is getting lethargic, but Ubuntu from all accounts does not slow down over time. I prefer a peppy and cheap OS to one that is feature rich but draggy.

Looking forward to meeting/talking with the rest of y'all.


March 30th, 2009, 10:48 AM
I've been using it off-and-on since August 2007.

April 4th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Hello all! ):P

I started using linux about 2 years ago. Killed a computer trying to install it, but that didn't stop me! :D My first distro was Ubuntu, but I have also used (well, in most cases installed and then immediately replaced with something else) Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse, Zenwalk, Mandriva, freeBSD (lol), and ultimately the Linux From Scratch thing. I'm currently dual-booting Ubuntu and LFS.

I am a computer science student, and am interested in becoming a more active participant in the open-source/linux community. I live in Villa Rica, and am starting at the University of West Georgia in the fall.


May 12th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Hey folks, Josh here. I believe I have already introduced myself once around a year and a half or longer ago, but after working a job without a computer for about a year I am just now getting back to Ubuntu and having to relearn the linux ways.

By the way, I'm from the Athens area.

June 18th, 2009, 02:46 AM
Hi, im benjamin and i've using ubuntu for about 2 years, but to be honest i havent learned a lot bout it... so, here i am :P

Greetings from argentina

July 2nd, 2009, 12:51 PM
Hello all i am Ben i go by short__error I love Ubuntu it has opened my eyes and i now have no reason go back to winblows and i will not.... Well its nice to meet you all and i am here to learn and help when i can. :D

July 24th, 2009, 07:31 AM
I first tried RedHat7 it was too much for me so i gave up on linux for years. Then a friend suggested Ubuntu. I installed 6.10 and i was very impressed with its ease. It still was SOOO different from what i was used to in windows. Ive test drove every relese since, but i have gone to a 95% user since 9.04. currently using Ultimate Edition everyday and i do switch over to Vista to game on COD4 FTW!!

bout 40 miles east of Atlanta in Newton Co

August 27th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Chris from Buford, GA and I've been using Ubuntu since 8.04 came out (a friend mentioned it came out, I checked it out, and have been hooked ever since). I even have my girlfriend using Ubuntu on her computer (wasn't easy to convince her to try it).

Not sure what else to say, so...."Hi!"

October 22nd, 2009, 01:22 AM
Hello, I moved here from Texas to Marietta, GA about two months ago! I have been using primarily Ubuntu for about two years now and have used Linux for the past five years.

December 30th, 2009, 04:13 PM
New user here. I first was introduced to Ubuntu in 2008 when one of my instructors at Atlanta tech turned me on to it. I found it interesting, but didn't think about it again until my last year at Chattahooche Tech. I recently decided to start using Ubuntu as the OS for the machines I rescue and rebuild from the Goodwill. I currently have one Ubuntu machine at home and am really excited about spreading the word about Ubuntu. I have several years experience working in marketing and promotions and would like to try my hand at putting together a sucessful campaign here in the atlanta area. If anyone wants to join me let me know.

Epik Matt
March 24th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Hi, I'm Matt Merrit. I'ma total newbie at using Ubuntu. I'm also 13. I love computers and Linux, making GFX, and just exploring the outdoors. I hope to meet some nice people around here. :D Thanks, ~Matt EDIT:Oh! *Facepalm* Forgot to mention I'm from Pavo, GA, and have lived there my whole life :D!

March 28th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Hi! My name is Dennard. I'm always looking for the "next thing", and I found that in Unbuntu. I'm using an HP Pavilion that's kinda old that WAS running Windows 98. I started experimenting with ubuntu and discovered that and didn't need windows anymore. This OS is GREAT!

April 13th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Been using Ubuntu for two years now (since 7.10). Have replaced 3 Windows servers at work with Ubuntu (file, print, web). Use Ubuntu at work and home exclusively except for some necessary Windows apps.

Old Jimma
April 25th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Yo, Penguin home boys:

I'm Phil and I've been a computer geek since 1969. Is there anyone else out there that has written assembler code for Honeywell computers???

I've been using Ubuntu since... well, sometime before Dapper, but I don't remember exactly... my capacitors are beginning to pop.

I'm don't know why people use $W or $A.

My wife uses Ubuntu. We are a Gnome household. O:)

I'm a terrible musician and I use audacity alot. I wish the version on Ubuntu worked as well as the version on $W and $A. The versions for Ubuntu do not allow users to slow the tempo of music without changing pitch. It is an important tool for musicians. I keep an $89 XP networed (in a closet) that I got from ginstar.com in Norcross to do taxes and audacity. I highly recommend ginstar. Good components in a local build and you don't have to buy the OS.

I think that with the uPhone and iPad there will be a bunch of challenges for linux. I think that pretty soon the desktop as we know it will be a thing of the past (something like Hollerith cards. For you young guys, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Hollerith). GET READY!

Phil Smith
Duluth, GA

May 9th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Hi my name is Ben, I have been using Linux going on about 2 years. There is nothing better than Linux and Free Software. I have also done some programming here and there with Perl, Lua, and Python.

May 14th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Hi my name is Akin, started using Ubuntu 3 months ago.

August 23rd, 2010, 08:44 PM
Hello: I am Al G. New to Linux and Ubuntu. Are there any local Atlanta Area meetings for newbies? Advise - Thanks Al algaatoz@gmail.com

September 11th, 2010, 08:47 AM
I've been a serious Linux user since '04. I started with Gentoo and began running Ubuntu with Edgy. Georgia has been my base of operations for a a couple years and it looks like I'll be sticking around a while. If there is an Install-fest set to be scheduled with the 10.10 release I would try to make it.

September 17th, 2010, 12:04 PM
whoops - I'm in the wrong thread

Hello Georgia from Australia!

September 17th, 2010, 12:15 PM
I am Aniruddha, using linux since last 3 years, always in-out user. Using Ubuntu since May exclusively, removed windows and using ubuntu since then.

November 28th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Hi, I'm Michael Stearns. I am from Florida, but am currently attending Georgia Tech. I have been using Ubuntu infrequently for about 2 years, but started using it more seriously when I arrived at college, and have been using it exclusively since 10.10 . I'm currently taking several programming classes, and I would like to expand my knowledge. I figured this would be rather fun :D.

January 11th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Hey, my name is Andrew. I've been working with Linux for over 3 years. I just got my Red Hat Certified Engineer for RHEL 5 certification two months ago.

I currently run Ubuntu Hardy on the hard drive of my AppleTv since the AppleTv OS just came up way too short.

January 13th, 2011, 03:24 PM
hello, im chuck. im from waynesville ga. i am a total noob to ubuntu. i am in the process of trying to figure out how to get it on a usb for my 32it work comp. no luck so far. wanting to dump wifes laptop xp and put ubunto10.0 on it and also want to possiblt split partition on my desktop. its 64 bit. i cant find if it has to be fat 32 or if it can be ntfs. my hdd is ntfs on everything, so i could use some help. i ordered the disk for 32 bit system and think i may have to order for desktop 64b bit and for laptop. baby step explanation would be appreciated here if anyone has the time or dsire to help. i work night shift ,so if i dont get back to you right away, its not out of disrespect ,its probably because im crashed. thanks for everything.also, can you have part of partition in fat32 or does it all have to be the same?

November 10th, 2013, 03:01 AM
Hi, I have been using Linux and a Distro Variant since 1998! I started using Ubuntu in 2006 and it has been my main Distro since. In 2012 I decided to get involved in the communities and I look forward to helping spread the word about Linux / Ubuntu in Ga!!! Be Blessed!!!

January 28th, 2020, 05:17 PM
Hello! I'm Monica, and been in Georgia for almost 3 years and using Ubuntu on my desktop for about 2! Recently, I just installed my first LAMP server running Wordpress on 18.04 SE, and have started courses on containers and orchestration on Linux Academy. Even though this board has been quiet for the past few years, I'm hoping there's still a few Atlanta area-lurkers about who might be up for a meetup in the near future!

March 18th, 2020, 01:00 AM
Hello! I'm Monica, and been in Georgia for almost 3 years and using Ubuntu on my desktop for about 2! Recently, I just installed my first LAMP server running Wordpress on 18.04 SE, and have started courses on containers and orchestration on Linux Academy. Even though this board has been quiet for the past few years, I'm hoping there's still a few Atlanta area-lurkers about who might be up for a meetup in the near future!

https://www.meetup.com/ALE-Atlanta-Linux-Enthusiasts/ - mainly used for the calendar.
ale.org - join the main email list. Besides the meetings, that's where ALE communicates.

Sorry we miss your original posts. Don't really think of these forums for Georgia Linux stuff. Hope to see you at some ALE meetings!

August 4th, 2020, 07:23 PM

I am using Ubuntu 20 at home as my main OS. but some times fall back to Win10 when need to use Acrobat or office.
In addition in most of my working environments I had Win10 as working station

June 13th, 2023, 02:00 PM
Just wanted to post that ALE (Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts) is bigger than ever with almost 2000 members.

We have multiple meetings weekly and a monthly meeting too. ALE-NW has become mostly virtual and meets Sunday afternoons on Jitsi. Usually there are 15+ people attending, some from all over the USA and a few international attendees. This is a free-form meeting without any agenda. Different people ask questions and we try to find answers. Sometimes we don't have an answer. If someone else there has similar interests, you both can work on it together. Users helping users.

And ALE isn't Ubuntu-centric, though many members use Ubuntu.

All are welcome. Come. Introduce yourself. Ask questions or lurk. https://www.meetup.com/ale-atlanta-linux-enthusiasts/ is for information about meetings.
https://ale.org/ is the main website, but really only used to manage our email lists. They are low volume, so sign up. You have control over how you get the emails. We use mailman. It is easy to leave, if the few messages each week aren't useful). Instructions are provided in every email from ALE.