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When was your first touch of Linux?

lekkerlinux

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Hooray for trial and error.It doesn't cost anthing to re-install;no toll-free hour long phone call required!
I have used Zorin9 based on Ubuntu 14.04, Q40S, Antergos, Manjaro, Solus, Lubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 this year alone.

One gets tired of this distro hopping after a few months. Sticking with MX Linux and solving our problems together when they arise.
 


lekkerlinux

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There must be a way of updating only one piece of software
I found the solution, Brolly!

In MX Linux you just open the MX Package installer and go to the stable repo tab, looking for the program you want to update. When there is a newer version it will have a yellow upgradable dot in front of it.

Just select the program and upgrade it.
 

Tolkem

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My first Linux was Ubuntu 6, Edgy, back in 2006-07, but to be honest I didn't like that much so I kept using Windows. Then in 2010-11 I started to feel very curious about Linux, downloaded and tried several distros via virtualbox as well as dual booting but always kept Windows, mostly because of the nvidia video drivers which was a pain to install back in those days. Still remember how frustrated I felt after following a very long procedure which required to type a lot of commands just to find after rebooting that it didn't work :( Now, that is an easy task or at least easier than it used to be. In 2015 I made the switch completely to Linux, ditched Windows for good and never looked back. Now, I'm an Arch user and am very happy with my whole Linux experience.
 

wizardfromoz

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I'm just sitting back and watching Lekker and Brolly getting to know each other, lol (being from a Commonwealth country myself), which is great ;)

BUT (Wizard's butt is seldom far behind him)

We are getting seriously off-topic here, folks, with the exception of input from Stan (@atanere ), @ReginaBob ) and @Tolkem .

Lekker's https://www.linux.org/threads/swiss-army-knife-linux.23924/ , for example might be a good venue for extolling the (many) virtues of MX-series? Or scan the Forums.

That being said, it is gratifying and uplifting to see you all enjoying your Linux adventure/s.

Avagudweegend

Wizard
 

lekkerlinux

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I'm just sitting back and watching Lekker and Brolly getting to know each other, lol (being from a Commonwealth country myself), which is great ;)
I was just trying to help for a change, before Brolly breaks his system with the latest MX Linux kernel update that went south. I though this only happened with Arch.

I am staying with MX Linux, got dizzy distro hopping.

Have crash free weekend, Wizard, with the auto and the PC.
 

Tolkem

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@lekkerlinux The wisest thing to do now is just wait until bugs are fixed, MX will keep working just as good. :) Enjoy it and relax, keep in touch with the forum and everything should be fine. Regarding Firefox I prefer chromium myself, find it faster and friendlier on resources usage, at least that's been my experience.
 

brolly

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I'm just sitting back and watching Lekker and Brolly getting to know each other, lol (being from a Commonwealth country myself), which is great ;)

BUT (Wizard's butt is seldom far behind him)

We are getting seriously off-topic here, folks, with the exception of input from Stan (@atanere ), @ReginaBob ) and @Tolkem .

Lekker's https://www.linux.org/threads/swiss-army-knife-linux.23924/ , for example might be a good venue for extolling the (many) virtues of MX-series? Or scan the Forums.

That being said, it is gratifying and uplifting to see you all enjoying your Linux adventure/s.

Avagudweegend

Wizard
@wizardfromoz it's so easy to get carried away here lol. It's nice to share a similar interest with others as i always felt like an alien in Window$ land. Yup i agree that @lekkerlinux and i were going a bit off topic. I guess i momentarily felt like a kid in a sweet shop lol
 

lekkerlinux

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Regarding Firefox I prefer chromium myself
Yes, Chromium is most likely a better browser than Firefox, but I like the reading mode and inbuilt tracking protection in Firefox. I don't have to ad any add-ons.

Mx Linux is working fine, I was just surprised because the incident with the broken kernel update reminded me of Antergos with a broken yay update that threw me off when I used it.

Lesson learned! Check the website first and learn to use MX Snapshot form time to time, in case something hits the fan.
 

brolly

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Yes, Chromium is most likely a better browser than Firefox, but I like the reading mode and inbuilt tracking protection in Firefox. I don't have to ad any add-ons.

Mx Linux is working fine, I was just surprised because the incident with the broken kernel update reminded me of Antergos with a broken yay update that threw me off when I used it.

Lesson learned! Check the website first and learn to use MX Snapshot form time to time, in case something hits the fan.
...Speaking of stuff hitting the fan. Ive bumped into another issue check this out :eek: We are going off topic again.
 
About 6 or 7 years ago I discovered linux mint as an alternative to Windows (because windows sucks) and tried it and was extremely suprised that I managed to make a boot usb and boot it (considering I was about 9) and now I have switched over to ubuntu 19.04 and will probably eventually switch to fedora or Arch.
 

Fishy

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I came to know Linux through a work relation of the wife. Her co-worker kept insisting I give Linux a try, due to a Microsoft update that disabled a cooling fan speed control on a Windows 8 rolled to Win 10 ACER Laptop. Customer support suggested I just replace it with a newer better laptop ....... ? I thought that is a dumb idea, you have proven you have no idea what you are doing because your updates broke this 1 ....... why the hell would I replace with something else from you since you can't figure out how to fix this 1. That began my search for something different or a fix for what I had.
I landed on forum after forum with way to many posters name calling over who could pee farther !
I thought but it is still just a pissing contest ? ? ? Right ?
Stumbled over here - - - - @wizardfromoz stuck out more so then others. It made me change my mind about Linux and what "Linux intended purpose" which is different for everybody, and I get that.
Again the question was first touch ......... it was Linux MINT and I hated it.
Then I jumped over to try Ubuntu because after all it was top on Distro Watch I have yet to get Ubuntu to even fire up. I give up very fast on getting stuff to work.That is with any distro regardless of name, I look at like a light bulb in a room if I flip the switch and it don't come on I try a different bulb I don't try to learn how to build the bulb. Which then had me try about 10 differnt DE with 3 or 4 distros in a week.
That was Oct. thru Dec. 2018 still no working Linux still no distro that would fully install and actually boot up and run with the exception of Linux Mint Cinnamon , ........ BUT Mint would not see my mouse or keyboard plus the 1 game I play Mint would not run it. I kept looking and search ARCH -nope / Kali - nope / Manjaro - nope / MX - nope / Ubuntu - nope / Linux Lite - nope / Mint - nope / Peppermint - nope / Puppy - nope / Steam OS - nope / then I stumbled across a search which landed at some obscure forum related to gaming with Linux this guy was very insistent that to give this a try it comes preset with working Lutris and working W.I.N.E. right from install. He claimed install was so easy a blind monkey could get it right.
He mentioned Blind and Monkey well that's me right there ....I'll give it a try.
It was Solus right before they went 4 ...... he said get 3.9999 Budgie - - - you will love it.
What did I have to lose at this point I thought ? Heck I'll give it a swing.
Been Linux since Jan. 2019 so 6 months with Solus Budgie - he is right so easy a blind monkey can get it to work, because I did and it did. Seen my steelseries gaming board with mouse and sees the black widow gaming mouse also. OH and that Laptop has never had another issue after install Linux the fan(s) work as expected. And that game I wanted to run on linux fired right off without the need to adjust / tweak / command line anything file, code line, or script which was a bonus.

It was probably more then you expected ........ what can I say, I try to keep it below 500 words.
 
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lekkerlinux

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Then I jumped over to try Ubuntu because after all it was top on Distro Watch I have yet to get Ubuntu to even fire up.
That's strange! Everything Ubuntu worked on my PC, just don't like the DE of Ubuntu standard but it works great.

I tried out Solus Mate, but programs I installed would not even start. It was a shame.

You write very engaging short stories, keep them coming Fishy.
 

Fishy

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That's strange! Everything Ubuntu worked on my PC, just don't like the DE of Ubuntu standard but it works great.

I tried out Solus Mate, but programs I installed would not even start. It was a shame.

You write very engaging short stories, keep them coming Fishy.
No No not that Ubuntu it's self would not install and run - it would not run what I had to have running.
 

lekkerlinux

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it would not run what I had to have running.
I selected the extra drivers and codecs when installing Lubuntu and everything worked fine for me.

It eleminated any post installation troubleshooting for why some program don't work and how to fix it.
 

AlienResidents

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First touched Linux (kernel ver: 1.2.something) in 1995 with an IBM PC350, Pentium 100(MHz), a massive 16MB of RAM, 1GB hard drive and with Slackware and Red Hat (not Red Hat Enterprise Linux / RHEL) CDROMs from the Linux Unleashed book released the same year. I dual booted Win95 (gotta play some Doom, and Heretic!) and into custom Linux kernels, but with either Slackware, or Red Hat userspace, but I can't remember which I chose. I also used *gulp* csh until I wizened up and went with ksh, and later bash (and now bash 5.0!).

I was working as a SunOS / Solaris (R.I.P.) Sys Admin for the US Marines back then, so Linux was something easy to get into, and quite a bit easier to modify. 1995 also marked my first year of make menuconfig, and many subsequent boot from 3.5" floppy rescues :/. Note to past self: You can not statically compile everything you want (or think you need) into the Linux kernel in 1995!

Ahhhhh LILO, I still love you.
 

joelrjohn1997

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I first touched linux when I saw it mentioned in a computer textbook I found from a library when I was in my early teens. I then downloaded the now defunct "Feather Linux" operating system from the internet and successfully installed it into a partition in my computer's hard-drive. The Computer had 512 MB of RAM and about 80 gigabytes of disk space. The main operating system was windows XP. Once I was done playing with Feather Linux, I removed it from the computer by deleting the partition, resizing the windows partition and removing "Feather Linux" from the windows bootloader's os options.
 

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