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Author Topic: old dog, new trick  (Read 2620 times)

kge420

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old dog, new trick
« on: February 13, 2008, 07:42:09 pm »

Hello, I'm new to Linux in general and VL in particular. I got started with linux last year while installing ubuntu on my PS3. That project worked and then my friend gave me this old Toshiba to learn on. He was going to smash it! I bought a 20gb hdd and a 128mb stick of ram and installed VL5.9. So far so good. I have had good luck so far with posting/response of questions on this forum and hopfully on day my 2 cents will help someone just as I am being helped. Keith
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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 02:15:34 am »

Hi and welcome, good to see new people and hear their experiences :-)
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tomh38

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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 06:57:17 am »

Hi Keith (kge420),

Glad to hear you're trying VL!  In my experience it's the best Linux distribution around, and especially good at making sure good computers don't go to waste (even if they are older).

I've also had good look in getting help on these forums

Welcome!

Tom
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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 04:50:34 pm »

Hi Keith!

I hope I wasn't to rude in your thread about sharing files  :D but I felt I needed to warn you about proper proceedings. As we say in the Netherlands: Voorzichtigheid is de hoeder van de porseleinkast (Carefulness is the guard of the porcelain cabinet)

If you have any questions about operating your Vector install feel free to ask. As I read you are new, I can well imagine you have a lot of things to get used to. One of the good things about Vector, amongst many others, is the friendly and helpful community. So yeah, I offer you a belated welcome from my part also  ;D
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kge420

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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 06:29:38 pm »

Freston, no hurt feelings here. Thanks to all for the welcome and the help.  Keith
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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 01:12:31 pm »

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As we say in the Netherlands: Voorzichtigheid is de hoeder van de porseleinkast (Carefulness is the guard of the porcelain cabinet)
I don't think I have ever heard that, but I've been living in The Netherlands for all my life  ;D.
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Re: old dog, new trick
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 05:01:27 pm »

Hello, I'm new to Linux in general and VL in particular. I got started with linux last year while installing ubuntu on my PS3. That project worked and then my friend gave me this old Toshiba to learn on. He was going to smash it! I bought a 20gb hdd and a 128mb stick of ram and installed VL5.9. So far so good. I have had good luck so far with posting/response of questions on this forum and hopfully on day my 2 cents will help someone just as I am being helped. Keith

Welcome to Vector hope you enjoy and learn lots.

Cheers,
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