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    Greetings and Salutations


    One of the welcome screens suggested that as a new user I may want to introduce myself in the coffee lounge. Thus here I am.

    I am an ABSOLUTE Linux UBERNOOB! I am however not a total moron. I have at this point successfully installed Debian GNU linux 6.0.3 on my Desktop. i386 flavored whatever that means if it makes a difference. I grew up on DOS back in the day... We even had that old 8088 set up to speak and take some basic voice commands tho it was usually easier just to use the keyboard. I liked DOS and was good at it. I HATED and still do HATE Apple/MAC because I could never (and still can't) get the damned thing to work quite right. Eventually I had to migrate to Windows which I resented (always felt it was Apple wannabe back then) and now for various reasons I have decided to migrate to Linux.

    As an old DOS fan I'm not too afraid of the "command line" thus am willing to learn... Just try to realize at this point I really don't know much more than a very few commands and even those I would have to double check. I hope I can learn a lot here and hope to eventually be able to figure stuff out on my own but for now I will no doubt be asking A LOT of questions...
    Yes I generally try to "Google first" tho for security reasons I really try to avoid Google these days. Scroogle or DuckDuckGo seem to be the usuall stand ins these days. So if I ask something that may have a "Google" answer... I've probably looked for the answer online and either didn't know WTF to look for/ask or the answer might have just been WAY over my head and I may just need it dumbed down and or explained step by step... and no doubt I will ask WHY certain steps are done and or what they mean or do...

    Anyway nice to meet you all and I hope as I learn I can be as much of a help to noobs as I hope you all will be for me.

    CHEERS!
    KODO

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    Welcome aboard, Kodo!

    ...eventually be able to figure stuff out on my own but for now I will no doubt be asking A LOT of questions.
    That's the attitude that we like around here. Try on your own, see what you can find.
    If you need direction, just post any relevant info that you can think of.

    We're a pretty friendly group, so ask away.
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    Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you join us.
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    If you go to Debian Forums, you will find a guide that a few of us put together for people like you. It includes a guide to simple commands, how to use su and sudo and stuff like that.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodocha View Post
    I am an ABSOLUTE Linux UBERNOOB!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kodocha View Post
    I have at this point successfully installed Debian GNU linux 6.0.3 on my Desktop. i386 flavored whatever that means if it makes a difference.
    The very moment you completed your first install you'd stepped beyond uber-noob. You are no longer at the lowest rung of the experience ladder, keep climbing

    And welcome aboard LinuxForums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    The very moment you completed your first install you'd stepped beyond uber-noob. You are no longer at the lowest rung of the experience ladder, keep climbing

    ROTFLMAO!!!! PRICELESS!!!!! Thanx for that I do appreciate it... tho TBH the installer did most of the work for me.

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