[sf-lug] new to this list

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 23 08:48:21 PDT 2008

Welcome to Gareth, of course.

As an aside: I have found that his experience of easily finding computers that others have discarded is not uncommon. I often recommend to people who are seeking an inexpensive computer to simply ask among their friends and acquaintances if they have anything that they are no longer using and want rid of. I have certainly acquired more than one this way. Then it's on to the fun of installing Linux. 

--- On Wed, 7/23/08, Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] new to this list
> To: "Gareth Cates" <gareth.cates at gmail.com>, sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 6:38 AM
> Welcome!  You are quite courageous to have just jumped right
> in
> without much assistance.  Very cool indeed.  Cheers and
> good luck :-).
> We'll be here if you need us for any help on you linux
> journey...
> On 7/23/08, Gareth Cates <gareth.cates at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > I have just started using Linux, and so I wanted to
> say hi.  I got two
> > computers for my two kids from neighbors who threw out
> their old computers
> > because they had viruses.  I heard that the Ubuntu
> brand was easy to use.  A
> > teacher friend of mine from Oakland gave me a CD with
> Ubuntu on it, and it
> > was fairly easy to install.
> >
> > I work at an SF hotel, and I am married with two kids,
> and so I will only
> > have time to pop in occasionally on this list.  But I
> thought I would say
> > hi.
> >
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