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#1 2013-10-22 23:38:55

thredith
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From: Bogotá - Colombia
Registered: 2013-10-22
Posts: 10
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From Windows to #!

Hello!
My name is Thredith, and I've been a Windows user for almost 14 years yikes . I'm not sure why, but when I first saw a screenshot of Crunchbang (almost 2 months ago), I decided that it was time for me to leave Windows behind, and start using Linux.

I first tried the LiveCD of this distro in my office. I must admit I struggled a little bit while trying to get familiarized with its menus, but in the end, I enjoyed the experience. I did some research, before deciding to install it on my laptop (an HP ProBook 4525s), and got a little bit discouraged after reading several commentaries (not from this site, of course) that suggested that Crunchbang Linux was definitely not for beginners. However, after reading a nice article by Larry the Crunchbang Guy, I gathered up enough courage, backed up my HDD, and installed #! right away!

The first thing I noticed was that the drivers for my WiFi were not installed by default, so I had to search for them, and then, I had to learn how to install them. I felt so proud of myself once I managed to successfully fix my WiFi, that my interest in this new OS only grew stronger! It's been two weeks, I think, since I started my crunchbanging experience, but I must say I'm really enjoying it!

I know I'll have a good time with this distro! wink

My desktop is looking good already!

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#2 2013-10-23 01:51:54

Diet
#! Member
From: /home/basement
Registered: 2013-09-01
Posts: 53

Re: From Windows to #!

Welcome to the Crunchbang party! I'm glad you had such a good first experience, those are always the most important! The community here is always helpful and pleasant, so feel free to ask any questions you may have! On a side note, every single new member must answer one question before they are accepted into the community: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?


I've not failed, I've just found a thousand ways that don't work.

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#3 2013-10-23 03:13:22

thredith
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From: Bogotá - Colombia
Registered: 2013-10-22
Posts: 10
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Re: From Windows to #!

Thanks Diet!
Now, answering your question, you mean an African or a European swallow?  tongue

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#4 2013-10-23 03:59:23

CSCoder4ever
#! Thinker
From: -1
Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 1,302

Re: From Windows to #!

Welcome thredith! enjoy the incredible #! distro!


Crunch Pro: specs, #! 11 x64 w/ openbox
Archbook: Thinkpad Edge 13, Arch x64 w/ i3
thinking of building a #! machine? | Github

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#5 2013-10-23 08:17:51

photonucleon
Quantum Geek
From: Kashyyyk, Mytaranor sector
Registered: 2013-06-10
Posts: 786

Re: From Windows to #!

Welcome! Looks like you're already having lots of fun with #! smile Enjoy!


-I made some music!- -A CrunchBanger's blog- -Enable boot from USB on older computers-
It's another wolf bite, howling in the moonlight; I want to get my life right - will you show me the way?

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#6 2013-10-23 09:24:40

benginm
#! Junkie
From: Underneath!
Registered: 2012-11-11
Posts: 488

Re: From Windows to #!

Hello thredith! Welcome aboard smile tha screenshot is a bomb!  cool you may wish to post it on the screenshot thread   .. i hope you'll enjoy the ride, and thanks for flying #!

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#7 2013-10-23 19:48:44

xero
#! Junkie
From: 0x000000
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 379
Website

Re: From Windows to #!

welcome to #! fellow windows refugee! i agree it's not the "most n00b friendly" distro, but if you want to get away from windows and move to linux, why would you want a *nix to emulate windows? that's my take at least.

well you picked a great distro, with an awesome community. there's lots of questions already answered in the forums and (most) people will not bite you head off for asking dumb questions, so dont be afraid to ask (once you searched)!


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#8 2013-10-24 16:35:59

Barnabyh
#! Die Hard
From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 808
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Re: From Windows to #!

Good on you, thredith. And welcome to the community. As others have said, nice screenshot.


From ArchBang to SlackBang | Project SlackBang

Say no to bugs. - It's not a bug, it's a worm.

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#9 2013-10-24 21:33:05

Malice
Member
From: Poland
Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 45

Re: From Windows to #!

Welcome thredith! I hope you will be glad you are using this distro. Welcome to our community!

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#10 2013-10-25 06:22:19

brontosaurusrex
#! Red Menace
Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,142

Re: From Windows to #!

@thredith, welcome, your conky rocks.

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#11 2013-10-26 05:00:17

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 1,906

Re: From Windows to #!

Your avatar is a mighty warrior.
Welcome.


FreeBSD installation plan:
1. portsnap fetch extract
2. ?
3. Operating system!

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#12 2013-11-11 02:26:15

thredith
Member
From: Bogotá - Colombia
Registered: 2013-10-22
Posts: 10
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Re: From Windows to #!

Thanks a lot for all your welcoming messages! big_smile

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