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Author Topic: How I made it here  (Read 1509 times)

sparkyhall

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How I made it here
« on: June 08, 2008, 01:11:50 pm »

It began for me in April when I was toying with the idea of building an HTPC, a quick google came up with mythtv running on Knoppix. I downloaded this and installed on an old PC only to find I had no idea how to shutdown as I had never used Linux before but this seemed enough to spark an interest to find out more. More googling followed and led me to Ubuntu which I duly installed....wow all this for free why have I not tried Linux before? Although I was impressed it somehow felt sluggish compared to WinXP which I wasn't expecting. A friend suggested Puppy Linux which again impressed but it somehow seemed lacking and didn't quite offer what I was after. While searching the Puppy forums for a solution I noticed that several people there were using Vector Linux on their main PC. Well to cut a long story short here I am, been using Vector 5.9 now for around 3 weeks so thought I best say Hi.

A warning for anyone new to Linux....at first it may seem free but what nobody tells you is you develop an irrational desire to burn a cd of every distro you come across.
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Dweeberkitty

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Re: How I made it here
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 01:23:10 pm »

Welcome to Vector Linux sparkyhall! I think you will be impressed with the friendly community supporting VL. You may find our multimedia solutions interesting: www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com

Glad to have another happy convert to Linux. Enjoy!  :)
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kc1di

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Re: How I made it here
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 01:49:00 pm »

Welcome to Vector, hope you enjoy the experience.
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Dave
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Re: How I made it here
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 05:44:13 pm »

A warning for anyone new to Linux....at first it may seem free but what nobody tells you is you develop an irrational desire to burn a cd of every distro you come across.

It true. it happen to me too...haha

BTW, welcome....
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sparkyhall

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Re: How I made it here
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 12:33:24 pm »

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I guess now I've settled on VL as my distro of choice I guess I best hit the donate button and cough up some hard earned.

Chris
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