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Fascinating to read about folks being Linux users for so long.
I got a whole bunch of friendly and patient help here, made it
possible for me to jump from Windows 98 to Ubuntu. This
happened in my case in 2007. I remember the times fondly,
though It was confusing at first. I needed a good bit of hand-
holding at the start.
My first Distro was Dapper Drake 6.06. I guess the advice
at the time suggested something Debian-based would be
good for newbies. In retrospect I'm convinced it was a very
good way to get started- no compiling or anything of that
I had gotten 'good enough' at Windows that I was doing a
little computer help for friends- strictly gratis. I remember
the first few times I booted into Ubuntu 6.06 and, while it
did look fairly Windows-like, still I felt soooooo lost!
That's where all the hand-holding came in. Boy, did I have
bunches and bunches of questions! But I stayed the course
and I never looked back...
It's mostly Linux Mint these days, all over both houses.
Several laptops and at least a half dozen desktop towers
in use presently. I like 'easy'... So grateful to have made
it into the Linux world. Much gratitude to Bruno and all
you guys for the help...
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Years ago you called me RattusSolarus in jest and I now use that as my handle in some places. It's my IGN in Ingress. 🤓 Strictly though it should be RattusSolaris. But I don't know any Latin speakers to give me grief over it.