Welcome to the jungle! This is a good learning experience for me also. My machine also dual boots (separate hard drives) XP Pro and Ubuntu although it mostly stays on the Ubuntu side. Once I get more familier with NVU and The GIMP I may stay Linux all the way (for my side business).
I tried Xandros V4.1 Pro and it did ok but began to have some issues with it that would not go away. Tried Ubuntu and so far am enjoying it. Installing things is different from Windows but it's nothing but a learning thing.
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Last edited by MerlinsLair; April 23rd, 2007 at 12:40 PM.
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"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
Thanks for all the welcomes.
I very rarely boot into my window xp now. I'm learning Ubuntu but immersing myself into it. It is the best way I know how to learn. My first linux experience was a boxed set of Mandrake 7.0. I could never get it to run properly and gave up on it due to frustration. About 6 months ago, I heard about live cd's and downloaded / made acouple different ones but they never really made me go WOW then I found Ubuntu by accident and tried it. I'm now giving out live cd's of it to get people to try it out. That is how much I like Ubuntu. I messed my system up acouple times but with the friendly help in these forums. I was able to fix it myself and get back up and running on it within a day or so.
Asus 7v8x-x with AMD 2700 xp / onboard sound / Belkin wirless pci
Radeon 9550 agp / Seagate 80gig(win xp) / 40gig(Feisty)
The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 13617
The best advice I could give would be to make a different partition next time you need to do an install. currently have 6 partitions on this system. One is mounted /usr/local/Pictures , /usr/local/music, /user/local/games/, /usr/local/backups as well as a partition with edgy installed ( which will be used to install the next Ubuntu Beta) and a windows install. Although I must say I have no idea if the windows install will boot. I haven't touched it in a long time.
The reason I suggest the partitions is this. If something happens and I competely screw the system up I can reinstall and use the advance partition tool in the installer to remount these partitions. This way I do not have to worry as much with saving or reinstalling data. My music, pictures, and games stay put.
For example. I have Quake3 installed. I installed it when I put Warty on this system. Warty was the first release of Ubuntu a few years ago. I have never had to reinstall it. I have been through warty, breezy, dapper, edgy, and now Feisty not to mention many syste,m crashes. I am still running the same install of Quake3.
Just a suggestion.
i am not sure if this is a good place to post this but here it is.
our company is located in columbus, ga. we are looking for a couple of linux geeks.
we are looking for a linux help desk and a linux admin.
if anyone knows of someone or is interested please send an email or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need a novice here?
I switched over to linux from ms a year and a half ago or so. I think I've been using Ubuntu around six months. I don't know what I'm doing, just enough to be dangerous, but I'm not going back to microsoft, so I reckon it's time to figure out at least some of this.
I believe I saw that someone here is in the Gardendale area, I am as well.
Oh, and if anyone has suggestions for learning more about this, please point the way! Most everything I know about computers is self-taught, so I don't even know enough terminology to ask good questions!
'sup y'all... I've been lurking in the IRC channel on Freenode for the past couple of weeks. I'm an advanced Linux user (I wouldn't call myself an expert though) currently living in Mobile. I have been using nothing but Linux for the past 4+ years, but my Linux experience goes back to 1997 when I first had to install Slackware for a class I was taking. I only run Windows XP in a VMWare VM now, if I absolutely need to run a Windows program. Up until yesterday the machine I'm typing this on was a Gentoo box. Now it's Ubuntu (yes, it has impressed me that much).
I've begun to do a little advocacy for Ubuntu (very, very small steps). I introduced my now-89yr old grandfather to Ubuntu (Breezy, I think). The only reason why he doesn't use it now is that his children bought him a new computer for Christmas, and I was tired of arguing with them over why he couldn't install malware-laden Windows programs. But he admits he liked it after he got used to it. I've also left Ubuntu Live CDs over at various consulting jobs (basically,"Will you fix my computer?" "Try this instead"). I also installed Ubuntu Server (Edgy) at my father's office.
The SALUG still meets in Mobile, apparently they've got at least 30 people regularly showing up. Free pizza and all that. I haven't been in a while because I can't ever remember to go. I do know that they still meet at the same time and place listed on the SALUG homepage.
I'm probably not going to start going to the SALUG meetings mainly because I am more than likely about to be offered a job at Digium in Huntsville. If not, and I need to stick around here, I'll start going more often.
Welcome guys, great to see you on the forums. I hope to get the mailing list up soon. Congrats on the Digium possibility and good luck. One other person here in the group also works for that company. They seem to be hiring a good bit here lately.
As far as another novice, heck yea! Everyone can help out in one way or another. I still consider myself as a novice in many areas.
According to my daughter, there is a small contingent of linux-kids at the local high school. The one who wants to go out with her is trying to decide on a flavor, so maybe I'll be able to lobby for Ubuntu. I've even got a couple of spare discs!
It'll be nice, since all I get around the house is a great rolling of eyes when I bring up the subject of how they should all be weaned from Bill Gates. ~~sigh~~