One year of Debian

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One year of Debian

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-16 19:08

Let's face it, no-one's really interested to hear how random forum member X got into Linux after leaving Windows, which was so manipulative, insidious and generally terrible. However, I will mention that my personal journey into Linux started in Feb last year with Ubuntu and I moved to Debian in April, version 8.7.

I originally found Debian pretty hard, but I was determined to make it work and it took two weeks of learning to get properly settled. I became very comfortable with it and didn't expect to still be here a year later, but yet I am. I've learned a lot in the meantime.

Thanks to all the forum members who have helped me since - some of whom are here and some of whom are here no longer. Hopefully I helped one or two as well.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby HuangLao » 2018-04-16 19:40

congratulations Lysander, you are a great addition here and at LQ. ;)
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-04-16 19:50

Well done Lysander, great decision — I've been running Debian stable on the family laptop for almost five years without a single hitch (it gets heavy use every day) and I really can't think of anything better for the task.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-16 20:25

Congrats, who would have thought you were here for only a year!
Your contributions are that of an expert.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-17 07:14

Thank you, Huang and HoaS, those are very kind responses which I didn't expect at all.

Wheeler - it's very generous of you to refer to some of my posts as expert but really I'm just an amateur, or I certainly feel like one. Nevertheless, I was schooled off-forum quite a bit by dasein, which has benefited me a great deal, and probably more than I realise.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Job » 2018-04-17 10:50

I wish I still have time like I did 10 years ago. I have become lazy because of the little knowledge I acquire over the years running Debian.

Great job Lysander.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby None1975 » 2018-04-17 13:54

Great solution, Lysander. The longer you use it, the more experience you will gain. Good luck in this cozy Debian land.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby HuangLao » 2018-04-17 18:34

OMG, Job, is that really you...its been ages! 8)
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby debiman » 2018-04-18 05:09

Lysander wrote:it's very generous of you to refer to some of my posts as expert but really I'm just an amateur, or I certainly feel like one.

well at least your communication skills are expert!
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Innovate » 2018-04-18 09:58

I was thought you were Mint guy lurking around here.
So... you've finally made your mind here.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Nili » 2018-04-18 14:45

Congrat for your first anniversary Lysander
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby bester69 » 2018-04-18 15:26

In my case, i didnt go to debian, Debian came to me.. According to my experience, I think in life things happends this way. The same with women, etc... I dont like things working like that, but life is kind of extrange... things are unnatural and manipulated. but that is my perception, i might be wrong :)
bester69 wrote:There is nothing to install in linux, from time to time i go to google searching for something fresh to install in linux, but, there is nothing
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby n_hologram » 2018-04-18 15:54

bester69 wrote:In my case...Debian came to me...The same with women

NOW I understand your meaning behind this comment:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=135042&hilit=bester69+door&start=30#p656907
bester69 wrote:i will keep letting the door of my apartment unlocked. It just common sense, at least my common sense...

You sly dog.
bester69 wrote:There is nothing to install in linux, from time to time i go to google searching for something fresh to install in linux, but, there is nothing

the crunkbong project: scripts, operating system, the list goes on...
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-22 11:54

Some very nice comments here, thanks, everyone. I didn't actually expect that - in fact I don't know what I expected when I started the thread. Very pleased to be here and to be with the OS.
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Re: One year of Debian

Postby rivenathos » 2018-04-22 18:32

Only a year? It seems like more time than that, for sure. Time flies when you are having fun, eh?
I have been using Debian since the Etch release, and you certainly have me already beaten in knowledge.
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