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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby apkerr » May 24th, '18, 14:57

Hi Morgan,

Most of my work is in Linux now, mainly writing Python scripts to try to break whatever the developers on my team have written :)

My Mageia install last night was perfectly smooth, including downloading and installing all the updates. I decided to try out the Plasma desktop for a while. I usually go with XFCE or LXDE, but this time I thought I'd try something new.

Cheers,

Andrew
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby astasz » Jun 15th, '18, 19:30

Hi I am Artur from Poland.
I have been using linux from several years. From one year linux is my only OS. So far i tried mainly debian based distros including ubuntu, mint, sparkylinux, antix and first of all debian. I trie also few other to test.
Recently i have tried Mageia with non-free and firmware packages and I am very impressed. This is one of the least troublemaking distros i have used. Perhaps the least. Everything works from the beginning including wi-fi, printers, graphics, Steam games, flashplayer - with no additional activities. MCC is excelent.
Despite the fact that Mageia uses more memory than distros i used, it works smoothly and fast. I have to learn get use to urpmi insted apt but i belive that it is worth.
At work i installed Mageia with MATE desktop but at home i will install Gnome or Plasma. I dont know why Mageia is not as popular as it desires.
Greettings for all Mageia users
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby Germ » Jun 18th, '18, 16:29

Welcome to Mageia!
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby benmc » Jun 18th, '18, 21:55

Hi astasz and welcome to Mageia

astasz wrote:at home i will install Gnome or Plasma


you can install both, or more desktops at once if you want.
just select at login which one you want to use today.
you can change your mind and use another one tomorrow ;)
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby prodromos » Jul 23rd, '18, 10:01

Hello everyone!
My name is Prodromos i am from Greece, and i have been used mageia from the first moment it was released. I belong at the Greece community, and we have fantastic team.

Thank you for the accepting.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby benmc » Jul 29th, '18, 21:55

Hi prodromos and welcome to Mageia.

Nice to read that you have been here from the beginning,
hope you continue to enjoy using Mageia.

Best regards
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby Germ » Jul 30th, '18, 12:52

Welcome prodromos! :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby buster » Aug 3rd, '18, 18:40

Buster here. Started with Red Hat and moved directly into Mandrake when it came out. Used it as long as it lasted. Made due with the excellent Mepis and some Ubuntu derivatives. Kept trying Mageia KDE, but never really felt comfortable til now with it. (Probably me not the distro.)

Really nice to work with! Of course (grin) everything pales in comparison with the excitement of Mandrake back in the day. Back then it seemed a dream come true, and I was much younger, which improves everything.

Mandrake would be proud of its grandchild.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby benmc » Aug 14th, '18, 03:57

Hi buster,

Good to see that you have stuck around.
I, too, started with Mandrake (TM) all those years ago.
I have tied to like the Debian / Ubuntu derivatives, but there is something just missing.
Also, the MCC is just so much better / more convenient than what the others have available. (Maybe, its just that I like the tools.)

Must admit I am not a command-line junkie.

cheers,
and hope to see you around
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby buster » Aug 16th, '18, 00:42

Well benmc, it's good to see that there are a few of us left of more 'mature' years who experienced the excitement back in the late 90's. Wonderful times! People complain about not being able to connect to this and that, or do some unusual procedure, and I remember being happy because I had a picture on the monitor, and my mouse worked.

And I agree with your comment about the command line, which I can use if I wish to. But I think it's my solemn duty to find a way to do something with a mouse and keyboard. That has to be the future for bringing in the modern user. And this 'duty' of mine annoys our other local Linux club members no end, Which is also in its own way satisfying.
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