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Firstly a huge thank you to all of you who have offered a very warm welcome to the form!

I'll be honest from the start, I AM A LINUX NOVICE, there's just no escaping the fact that my experience of using Linux is very limited, although I do have some which goes back over 15 years. Why now after all of these years do I want to use Linux? to be honest, it's something I've been meaning to do since day one at Uni but like most things in life, I just never got around to it because of other priorities. When I completed my MCE, focus orientated solely towards my role. Occasionally I've had to use a Linux system, nothing to taxing - Usually running a scrip or start/stopping a service etc. I mean I am able navigate my way around and am comfortable with the core commands and understand the file structure, I just simply don't have the experience to be even close to be competent. But why now? My young son, he is studding computer science at school and everything is orientated towards MS and cloud based systems which is all well and good in the modern digital world. But I would love for him to become comfortable with the freedom and versatility that Linux offers. My intention is to build a web or media server running Ubuntu which can then use to administer and learn what happens - I know we have cloudbased services these days, but there's something about the physical server that you can see and appreciate how they work. Personally, I believe it's important to understand what actually goes on in the background. Plus, its fun.....what an amazing way to spend time with your son!!

My IT experience can be pretty much summed up like this. After graduating from Uni, I spent time programming in C/C++ before accidentally finding myself in the server team. I worked primarily with Novell Netware and Lotus email, but after migrating over to Window servers and running Citrix win-terms I was able to gain expedience administrating Nortel Networks. Now I am retired, I am endeavoring to learn Linux for pleasure and to spend time with my son.

Lastly, I am always grateful of guidance and experience and admit I am a NOVICE!!!!!!!
 


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Novell Netware
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But seriously, welcome!
 

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Welcome to the Forum.
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You don't have to be an expert to use Linux...it's much easier than you think and much better than windwoes.
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I'm old lol!

Old, shmold.

I'll be 65 in September, and our greatest growth area is aged 60 to 80+ :)

My old workplace IT branch loved Novell Netware, and I loved it when they owned Word Perfect.

Welcome.

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Welcome to the Forums from another 7 decade old dude :)
 
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You know what they say, you're only as old as you feel and that age is only an arbitrary number - My problem is that that I feel ruddy ancient, everything aches! :eek: I remember when I used to walk to work, now I have to work to walk! :p

But in all seriousness, the warm welcome is very much appreciated.
 

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LOL at all you guys competing for who's going to die first. :p

I'm old enough to remember Netware back in the mid 90s. But I haven't even broken 50 yet.
 

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I remember when I used to walk to work, now I have to work to walk!

I love that, might steal it - imitation is the finest form of flattery.
 

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Welcome aboard. There is a perception by some that Linux is a Geeks is, truth is anyone can run it with a little patience. It is such a viable alternative to Windows these days, has come along way.
 

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You know what they say, you're only as old as you feel and that age is only an arbitrary number - My problem is that that I feel ruddy ancient, everything aches! :eek: I remember when I used to walk to work, now I have to work to walk! :p

But in all seriousness, the warm welcome is very much appreciated.
well i have another saying but its too filthy to post here
 

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I noticed some talk about Old. That has become my alarm clock!
Thought I better jump in with my usual 'old age' comments.
Just to let you all know that I am still around and upright.
I read the forum most every day, but can't add anything useful, so don't post. {Besides, it is golf season here in Michigan!!! Still play once a week and just missed a hole-in-one last week. Ended up 10 inches from the hole.}
Welcome to the Linux forum @Rugbyears .
I'm 87 years old and enjoying each day. I run Linux on all my computers - last count was 3 laptops and 4 desktops.
Aches and pains come with the gain in age.
Just more rants from the Old Geezer, Tango Charlie!!!
 
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