Fort Myers, FLUSA 33901
June 7, 2008
I was first introduced to Linux in 1997. I did my first install of Slackware from 13 floppy disks whose images I downloaded ftp from sunsite.unc.edu. Six months later I said goodbye to Windows - I'll never go back.
I haven't used them all yet. I like Mandriva for it's comprehensive desktop apps and I like SuSE for it's complete commercial polish. I like Ubuntu for its package management. I like Linspire for it's idiot-proof operation - one click installs!
Used Linux since 1998. Full-time since 1999. It's a new millennium!
In this case money is not an issue for me. I expect to pay for something of value. Time is valuable to me. I pay for Mandrake GNU/Linux because it saves me time. No viruses, no spyware, no registry corruption. All this saves time.
Yes, my son uses GNU/Linux at home. My girlfriend uses only GNU/Linux now, she runs her business with it.
GNU/Linux is very different from other operating systems. I like software that spreads freedom and not dependance. No matter how much money I pay I will never own Windows or MacOS, my children won't either.
Because we&amp;amp;#039;re all cool people who drive Harley Davidson motorcycles and play poker till we drop! Oh, crap - that&amp;amp;#039;s the other group. Well hell ... we&amp;amp;#039;re still pretty cool people anyway, come join us! :)
Frank, look forward to coming out.
I should be in town by the end of this month. I'm looking forward to being under the sun and also meeting the group.
Thank you Frank, hopefully I can make it. I'm currently wrapped up in moving, but when that settles I expect to meet all of you and learn. I'm having issues installing any version of Linux on my computer. Is it frowned upon bringing my tower and monitor (CRT)?
Yes I am looking forward to the meeting on the 8th.
Whooooo Hoooooo !
A LUG for new users.
Great idea Frank !
Thanks for the welcome. See you in October.