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A big hello to Linux.com

I'm not going to pretend that I am a guru. I'm not going to pretend I'm much more than a noob.

But I am, at least once, going to pretend that I know how to construct words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs in to blog posts. 

So I'm issuing a big hello to the new linux.com community and am impressed at the site from the small amount of time I have spent perusing. Mostly I like the fact that there is a modern styled website that devotes itself to Linux as a whole as opposed to the distro specific groups that are common these days. Of course these distro specific  forums and sites have their purpose, and in times past I would be lost with out my trawlings of the Ubuntu and the #! forums. 

 I hope that linux.com succeeds in becoming a thriving community along side of the more spefic forums and irc that linux enthusists  already frequent, and the high number of members since the sites opening 2 days ago seems that it's well on the way. 

 As far as a getting to know you kind of deal I'll give you a quick rundown on myself, regardless of if you want to read it or not.  

 I am rather certain that I am male. 

I may be 28, though sometimes I feel like im 12, hmmm, maturity is not one of my strong points. :D

I have been using Gnu/Linux (i'm trying to start using that term) since October 21st, 2007  (I remember the date because it was the day I bought my then new pc). And have spent quite a bit of time playing with different distros. Debian/Ubuntu based mainly. Though played with mandriva for a little while, as well as some Fedora releases. At the moment I am running the wonderful Crunchbang Linux 9.04.01, and it truley is a work of art. Great stuff.

 Hopefully I'll be able to read a few posts of this site and learn a little more.. I'm trying to get a little more adventurous and am planning to set up a home server soon and am toying with the horribly painful concept of using an old box and trying out a linux from scratch installation, so i can finally work out what the f*** all those config files are :P

 

Happy FOSS tinkering people.

 

SirWilliamTheNice 

 

Intro...

My first blog on linux.com.

 I'm pretty happy that I could register as 'Exodus'. My nickname is always taken by someone. I guess it's my fault for picking such a used nick.

 I found it incredibly hard to navigate here (the blog writter). I guess it's not as user friendly as one would hope. But persistence achieved my encounter with the blog writter. They should make a more user friendly quick link though.

 I guess it's time to do something useful here, for my next blog attempts I'm sure.

 Great web 2.0 elements btw Linux Foundation. And my congratulations.

Now to find how I can write articles, off to that epic voyage haha.

 

Joining the "new" Linux.com

 

Looking good so far.

 

~dr0hm

 

A Personal Introduction

Congrats to Linux.com on the new look.

I'm a newcomer to Linux, having switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu 8.10 on my home computer last December (2008).  Up until a few years ago all of my adult life had been focused on theology and ministry (I'm 34 now ), but lately I've shifted focus to technology, programming and web developing. 

While I don't regret any good I did before and I am glad to still be counted as an ordained clergy person engaged in ministry, the way forward is going to be different.  I wish I had gotten involved in computer science earlier in life, but if wishes were horses I'd have a stampede.

Having used Windows for so many years and Macintosh at my most recent job with a startup company in New York (as the customer service rep), I appreciate Linux for everything it offers and for how it feeds my geeky need to play around with the mechanics of how my computer operates.  In general, the open source philosophy embraced by Linux is one that appeals to my interest in promoting low-cost software solutions for developing countries.

 As I mentioned above, I am in the early phases of learning my way around.  To give you an idea, I'm in the process of gaining a mastery of the fundamentals of html, css (coming along well) and JavaScript.  I am also working through some Python tutorials.  Although I've played around with Ruby and like it, I prefer Python. 

 Consider that a brief intro to who I am and where I'm coming from.  My regular blog can be found at Igneous Quill and I show up from time to time on the Ubuntu forums.   

 

New shinyness

Loving the new linux.com site.  I've been very curious about it since I heard the news that it was changing hands.  Content is currently thin for obvious reasons, but I really hope that it picks up and becomes a daily work distraction for me ;)
 

New here

So here i am on linux.com. The new site seems to be great and it seems to me like it could get interesting here so i joined the community. I normally don't like social networking sites lets see if this is an exception.

However i think i will finally have to get rid of the sheep and make a photo of myself. I think it looks stupid to have this one everywhere. I think i will make one tomorrow, it's too late for a photo session now.

 

Introducing Myself to Linux.com

First post.

 I'm new to the site, so I'll introduce myself.

 My name is Barry. I've been a Gnu/Linux user for about 6 years. I started because I was an engineering student fed up with waiting on the Sun servers to do my C programming homework. I'm usually friendly, but kinda emotionless and blunt at times. 

 I started with Debian Woody, shortly before Sarge released (2004). I wanted to get into GNU/Linux years before that, but never got around to it. I considered RedHat and Suse because they were packaged distros I could buy at the store with CDs and a manual and everything. But I also heard some people talk abotu Debian and how it was really stable and easy to maintain. When I finally took the plunge, one of the TAs for my programming class said he would help me if I chose Debian. That pretty much sold me and I installed Debian on my laptop. Since then, I tried a couple other distros, but none ever felt right like Debian did.  

Apart from computer stuff, I'm partial to craft beer and very expensive gin. If there's one thing that will bring geeks together that isn't computers, it's beer. I primarily enjoy oatmeal stouts, scotch ales, and IPAs, but I also go for wheat beer during the summer. Someday I'll try to brew my own.

One thing you should know about me: I got into GNU/Linux to learn about it. I refuse to use "easy" distros like Ubuntu because they hide the very things that I want. It's fine for others to use it, but I don't want to feel like I'm using Fisher-Price's My First Linux.  When people complain about how hard it is to do things in GNU/Linux, I laugh and tell them to be glad they're not using Slackware. When I get another spare box, I'll try Slackware myself. There are some things I can't learn unless I run an even less "friendly" distro than Debian, and my thirst for knowledge will compell me to move forward.

 That said, I also have a box running Debian kFreeBSD. It's not Linux, but rather GNU/kFreeBSD (GNU userspace on top of the FreeBSD kernel). This box gives me the most challenges, and is thus the most fun to use. Just getting sound to work was an adventure, and I felt like I was a better person for having overcome the challenge.

 So there. You can tell the kind of person I am by reading all that.  

 

Terrible !

Terrible ce réseau social sur linux.com !

 

 

 

Introduction, KDE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu

Hey there Linux.com'ers! Just want to say a quick hello and introduce myself and let you know what you can expect from this blog here when I remember to blog here.

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Hi,First blog in Linux.com

Hi,This is my first blog on linux.com.

my twitter is  http://twitter.com/jackweicn

I'm from China 

 

Now on Linux.com!

Well, it seems that the Linux Foundation made good on their promise, and have polished up good ol' Linux.com into something much more amazing than it previously was. I may or may not make this my primary blog. No ideas. Nothing. Anyways, I'm writing this from my lappy, as my desktop is rendering a video in KDEnlive about GNU/HURD. Oh, the irony. =P
 
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