[sf-lug] new to the group

kevin.kempter at dataintellect.com kevin.kempter at dataintellect.com
Mon Mar 20 10:34:15 PST 2006

Try this link to help you choose a distro...

On Monday 20 March 2006 11:12, vincent polite wrote:
> hey t.
>   welcome to the group. even though i've been lazily involved in this 
> group for about 2 years, i'm still like you. to bad you aren't in the  city
> tonight. jim set up a guest on python. feel free to ask stupid  questions.
> it always leads to more interesting discussions.
>   v. brontosaurus
> tobi x <grrrebelsoul at yahoo.com> wrote:  hello all!
>   my name is t.rex and i am new to this group!  i have known about  linux
> for years now and have always been a supporter of its ideas of  open-source
> and less-commercial programming.  but i never took the  initiative to learn
> more about it for myself...until now...
>  i  don't know much about programming, but i've been reading up and trying 
> to learn more.  i am thinking about transitioning to a linux  system, or
> maybe partitioning my laptop to have both the existing  windows xp and
> linux, but i'm not sure how to proceed.
>  from  what i've read, the first step is to download the linux system and 
> perhaps python or perl [for learning programming].  i am confused  about
> what version of linux i should dl.. all i know is that i want my  computer
> to be secure, used for programming as i learn, and also for  multimedia [to
> produce music, edit films, graphic design etc.]
>   i am from the bay area, but currently live abroad, which allows for  more
> time to dedicate to this endeavour... so you'll probably be  hearing more
> from me in these coming days, heh.  any advice or  guidance would be much
> appreciated!
>   peace,
>   t.rex
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