First, I would like to say thank you to the Vector Gods (lol). You have taken me from having one great computer (3.3ghz processor, 1 gig RAM), one OK computer (500mhz processor, 384mb RAM), and one with a corrupted xp os (500mhz processor, 256mb RAM)) that wouldn't boot to having one great computer, and two very good computers. I run 5.8 SOHO/Win xp on the 384mb RAM machine, and 5.8 Standard on the 256mb machine and am happy with both. The dual boot is much faster & much more useful using Linux than xp. The smaller machine i don't think would even be usable under windows xp. Maybe tolerable if using Win 2000, but i desire to get out from underneath Bill Gates' thumb.
Been using comp for work for about 3 years. Left job of 10 years for moral reasons and decided to take a little time off to study a possible career change. Messed around with Win for about 3 months and saw alot of things that were harder than they needed to be. Also seems there is a lot of patching the boat in Windows. Started using Linux about 2 months ago. Discouraged @ first because of the learning curve(where's the .exe? lol) ,but have been running full speed since my first program compile success(the smile on my face could be seen from Texas to New York!). I have definitely learned more with Linux than I ever could have with M$. Linux just seems more hands on.
Registered mid-june, been lurking in the shadows for about a month trying to sponge everything I could from the Doc's and previous posts. Got a couple of questions i want to post so thought i would introduce myself.
Hope to know enough one day to help out around Vector and Linux.