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So far so good. I've enjoyed PC's and MAC's mostly because I love computers and software. A friend says, I haven't seen anything yet until I see Linux in action. ...
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    Great Expectations


    So far so good.
    I've enjoyed PC's and MAC's mostly because I love computers and software.
    A friend says, I haven't seen anything yet until I see Linux in action.
    Glad to be here and give it a spin.

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    Welcome to the forum. If you like tinkering with computer software, linux is for you. Not only are there tons of free programs, but at distrowatch.com, they have over 600 different linux distro's you can download. Additionally, you can change the desktop environement from gnome to KDE, LXDE, XFCE, or a dozen or so others, plus you can change the window manager to one of the many available. By mixing and matching distro's, DE's, and WM's, you could spend years and years, and never have tried all the possible combinations. For those that don't want to tinker with it all, they can go to distrowatch.com, start at the top of the popularity list, and within a few live cd's find a distro they like.
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    Thanks but I'm sorry to say I don't understand your message. I wish I did... give me a week. Perhaps I can use Google translate

    the first problem is how to add a password? I don't know the default user name. As you can see I have a ways to go.

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    Ok, translation. DE or desktop environement: Desktop environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    window managers: Window Managers for X
    A distro is short for distribution, which is what the different linux operating systems are called. Ubuntu, OpenSuse, RedHat, etc. are all examples of different distributions of linux.

    As to default password, go to your distro's site and you should find it. Many distro's use user or guest for the ordinary user and root for the root password. When you install to your hard drive, you can set them both to whatever you want.
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    Welcome to LinuxForums!

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