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    Geting rusty with windows


    I've only been using Linux for six months and now my mom asked me to help her out with her windows machine and wow I struggled to remember where things were and how to do cretin things.

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    Loved the Freudian slip. "cretin things"

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    Ha that is funny maybe my sub conciseness picked that out of the spell checker

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASONTX View Post
    Loved the Freudian slip. "cretin things"
    That was funny!
    I know how you feel electroman. I have been using Linux for so long and I hardly ever mess with Windows unless my Wife or son have trouble with their machines, It takes me twice as long to find things or remember how to access them. Dang cretins!
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    I used to belong to a local computer group that meets every week. They are all Windows users (as I was at the time) but someone suggested that one of us should try Linux just to see how it compared. I was volunteered for the job because I had worked on mainframe computers and wasn't afraid of using command line tools.

    Of course I fell in love and practically stopped using Windows. Result:

    1) Meetings became a bore because everyone was talking about a system I didn't use.

    2) I couldn't help anyone with their problems because I had become too rusty.

    Add in the fact that I had no car, the guy who used to give me lifts had left, and I had just acquired a small dog who needed to be taken out around 10 pm, and I just stopped going altogether.

    Boo hoo! Linux ruined my social life!
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    Sounds like an excellant time to start a Linux users group in your home.

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    Hey, hazel

    I have no Windows users around and I do have a dog.
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    Mine's a Jack Russell.
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    Hazel, with your avatar you should have named him Whistler instead of Roger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASONTX View Post
    Hazel, with your avatar you should have named him Whistler instead of Roger.
    He doesn't know how to whistle (groan!). No, I'm serious. My mother used to own a corgi who definitely could whistle. He was addicted to tea and always whistled with impatience when it was served up. I've never heard Roger do that.

    PS Aren't we getting off the point?
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