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Author Topic: Greetings from Down Under  (Read 3538 times)


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Greetings from Down Under
« on: November 20, 2007, 10:13:02 pm »

Hi all
My name is Tony and I'm a 68 year old Aussie from Perth in Western Australia.
I'm heavily into computers  - my profession since 1960. I've been through all the versions of Microsoft from the early DOS days right up to Vista(vomits quietly) but now I'm right in to Linux.
My main system is a Lenovo laptop which came with Vista Home Premium pre-installed but is now 100% Linux, using Kubuntu 7.10
I have an older desktop which dual boots Xubuntu and DreamLinux and an even older desktop (pre-2000) which had Damn Small Linux, but which is now going to upgraded to VectorLinux.
I live in a retirement village and I'm in the process of slowly converting the computer-savvie residents to Linux.
But right now it's about 30 degrees Celcius and I'm heading for the beach - my other passion.


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Re: Greetings from Down Under
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 12:15:35 am »

Hi Tony--

Welcome from another member of the VL senior contingent!

Lucky you--just going into summer while we in the North are descending into the dark, cold winter.
Registered Linux User #397786

Happily running VL 7 Gold on  a Sempron LE-1300 desktop (2.3 GHz), 4 G RAM,  GeForce 6150 SE onboard graphics and on an HP Pavilion dv7 i7, 6 gigs, Intel 2nd Generation Integrated Graphics Controller


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Re: Greetings from Down Under
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007, 05:11:21 pm »

And another Aussie to boot!
Acer Laptop:  Vector 7.1 Std Final & Windows XP Professional & USB (still alive! 12 years on!)
Quad-core BEAST: Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit & Vector 5.9 64-bit beta-2
701 EeePC:  Puppeee (based on Puppy 4.01)


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Re: Greetings from Down Under
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 04:18:45 am »

Good on yer mate!
Please tell us how the upgrade to Vector goes.
My favourite LUG meets in a retirement village:

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