I'm a new Linux user, sort of. For years I have installed Linux distros on my computers and on thumb drives. Often I was using work laptops that had so much stuff that needed to be loaded, for a corporate network environment, that I just wanted something to use as a fast boot option to quickly get to a web browser.
For a while I just had Puppy on a thumb drive (didn't want to risk playing with partitions and dual booting). Eventually, I installed Mint. It was an easy transition for a windows user. However, that is also (now) it's weakness for me, it is so GUI that you can use it for a while and not really learn much of the Linux nuts and bolts. I never even used a terminal.
I also hated Gnome and looking at the other Mint builds I found a Fluxbox version of Mint and loved it. This led to me finding #! and I fell in love. However...I'll be honest, I was too lazy to learn CLI and after a while installed the new (at the time) XFCE edition. Soon after I had a computer meltdown and when I received my new laptop I could not get it to recognize either a #! or Mint Live CD .ISO. So for a while I just gave up on Linux.
So now seeing where windows 8 is going I decided enough is enough. It is time to install and become a real Linux user. I played with Chakra just because the idea of a rolling release was cool. But I realized KDE was....too bloated like widows, so I went back to my long lost love #!. (I feel like I cheated on a girlfriend).
So its been a few days. What have I learned:
I changed my root password.
I changed the clock on the tint bar from 24 to 12 hr.
Installed some programs both using Synaptic and by downloading a deb file and ....yes using a terminal to install (also learned all I had to do was double click on the .deb file LOL).
I also made slight changes to Conky. Not much I really like the clean look of stock #!.
I know this isn't much, but It's been enough to get me hooked. I'm having fun and hope to be here asking questions often.
Here is my current desktop: http://ompldr.org/vaHYzaA
Last edited by chasspaz (2013-03-24 01:54:18)
welcome back to #!, chasspaz
I also cheated on my girlfriend for some time. only to come crawling back after seeing their aint much out there. really, Crunchbang is very much a fun experience, and a great learning tool. All starting with this most wonderful community.
Welcome aboard chasspaz.
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Last edited by fatmac (2013-03-24 10:47:34)