Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby xboxboy » Feb 19th, '19, 14:09

Hi Jamacla. The kde version of Magiea is my favourite. Very solid and functional.

As to your install issues: Start a thread in the main forum, and I'm sure we'll help get it sorted.

Enjoy.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby pedergam » Apr 5th, '19, 11:08

Hello,
I'm new to Mageia.
However I've been using different versions of Linux since 1995.
Including RedHat, Debian, Arch, Mandrake, (Open)Suse and latest Manjaro.
So consider me a newbee. ;-)
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby Germ » Apr 5th, '19, 12:26

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

Postby caffilhobr » Apr 12th, '19, 15:48

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

Postby Zeeman » Jun 1st, '19, 01:19

Hi, My name is Kurt and I'm from Belgium. I've been using linux mint 7 years with much satisfaction, until recently when they decided to move over to bionics Since then, there have been problems with NVIDIA and AMD. I have tried mageia and everything worked well.
the only problem is that it's not as simple as linux mint. my computer knowledge is as good as null and I think that a little bit computer knowledge in mageia is required. for example I don't understand how to set up the firewall.
I just want to know if the default Firewall settings provide adequate protection before I install mageia.

My English is also terrible and there isn't a Dutch forum.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby xboxboy » Jun 3rd, '19, 13:59

Hi Zeeman,
welcome to Mageia. It's a great community.

With your firewall question, Mageia (or any of the Mandrake descendants) have a fantastic GUI in the MCC (Mageia Control Centre).
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Firewall Will take you to the wiki page on the Firewall. The wiki and the documentation has oodles of info, but sometimes it needs a bit of explaining for a user-case.
So feel free to start a thread in the general support area of the forum. But a quick answer, unless you're using a web/ftp/smb server etc the standard settings are pretty well locked down. There's a whole host of adjustments you can make through the firewall system, as well as Msec, the security package. https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Msec In general these settings are locked down tight. At times I've had a web facing (ie. open to the internet with regards to accepting incoming connections) and had no hacking issues.

The forum is a great area if you do have any questions.

The teams are busy getting ready to release Mageia 7, so exciting.

*My* experience is if you can put up with the *buntu/mint way of life, pretty sure you'll find Mageia a breeze if you're able to just accept things are a little different, but IMHO, a whole lot better :)

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

Postby benmc » Jun 3rd, '19, 22:02

Welcome Zeeman to Mageia.

if you can remember back to when you started using Linuxmint (likely straight from Windows), there was a bit of a learning curve.
The same will apply here, coming from Mint to Mageia.

The major differences are command-line use-case, here, root is a defined and separate entity unless you set up "sudo" use.
and "apt-" wont work here, # urpmi package (install), # urpme package (uninstall), if you need to manage packages via command line.

System management likewise is controlled by root, so setting up your firewall needs doing via root.
as mentioned by xboxboy, MCC is your goto place for system management.

see you round the forum,

enjoy Mageia.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby magic » Jun 8th, '19, 11:23

Hi everyone,

My first experience was with Corel Linux - first start X said no and I was presented with a lovely terminal with zero experience...didn't even know 'ls' :lol: (fortunately that irritated me in a good way, figured it out and the rest, as they say, is history).
Used SuSE for a couple of years then discovered Mandrake and have felt at home since. (Tried several distros over the years but I always went home)
Been using Mageia as a casual user since the original release. Currently not really up to speed due to previous work OS requirements (and lack of time), but I'm no longer even duel booting now - which has made my home partition much bigger 8-)
I see my C has been in the sea too long - it's gone rusty.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby isadora » Jun 9th, '19, 19:55

With a username like that, you make a real great entry into the community. :D

Very welcome magic, great to have you aboard just before the release of the magic 7.
Enjoy your stay, and we hope to hear more of your experiences.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby juanfgs » Jul 2nd, '19, 01:08

So I have been using GNU/Linux for a long time now, my first experiences were with Mandrake, altough they weren't very good experiences. I remember having troubles to do basic stuff like installing packages. As time went by I forgot of Linux until 2005, where I returned with Debian Sarge, eventually for several reasons went through Ubuntu and Slackware. In 2008 I settled with Fedora and stayed there for a loooong time, learned quite a bit about the system, configuring services/servers, how to build RPMs for python packages, etc.

The latest releases of Fedora kinda dropped the ball for me, my desktop machine for some reaason has soft-lockup errors ONLY on Fedora, DNF has become slow as a dog, etc. etc. So I was interested on another community driven distribution.

My main requirements are :
- new-ish software
- rpm based
- community driven that cares about Free Software ( not zealous about it, but at least repo separation ).

So I saw that Mageia 7 released and I gave it a shot on my Desktop PC. I have already some "constructive criticisms" but overall the installation worked very well, most of the stuff I need for everyday work and use is there. The system seems super lightweight even with Gnome.

So I guess that is my story.

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

Postby isadora » Jul 2nd, '19, 15:17

Great story and introduction, and a big welcome juanfgs!!!!!
You made it at a wonderful time, just one day after the release of our 7th.
Great our distribution is meeting your requirements.

Reading about your experiences with other tastes from the dense Linux-forest, and your "constructive criticisms", we are especially interested in having you aboard,
Whenever you have time, please have a look at our opportunities for volunteering:
https://www.mageia.org/en-gb/contribute/

Meanwhile, enjoy Mageia and it's community, and have magical times around!!!!!
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby andresilm » Jul 15th, '19, 15:59

Hi,
I'm Andres, I'm currently a C++ developer and GNU/Linux user since 2006 (started with Mandriva). Some days ago I tried this distro and fell in love with it, so I decided to adopt it as my main OS.
Thank you to all the community for keeping alive the Mandrake/Mandriva spirit, it was a nice surprise to find this fork of Mandriva after a decade and see how good it is. i would like that more people could know about its existence.
I hope I can help with the Mageia comunnity someway in near future.
Greetings from Argentina.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby xboxboy » Jul 15th, '19, 16:11

Hi Andres,
yes, using magiea is pretty close to it's ancestors. Just better in pretty much every way.

Take a few minutes to dig around https://www.mageia.org/en-gb/contribute/

All the teams work really well: There are some really generous mentors about the place too. The mailing lists are a safe place with no fighting or trolling.

It really is a pleasant environment.

So welcome (back to the Mandrake way), it's a great place.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby tanclo » Aug 6th, '19, 03:45

Hello and thank you for your contributions to foster a friendly community. I am Thomas, an African employed in the education field in Asia. I first installed a Linux distro in 2001 (OpenSUSE). I discovered Mandriva in 2008 and grew to like the distribution a great deal. I've used Fedora for the better part of the past ten years, but also favored OpenMandriva and ROSA. After replacing a battery of an old Lenovo IdeaPad 100s, I found Mageia 7 works quite efficiently.
I have little else to say except to wish everyone the best as you learn, share and prosper as part of this Linux community.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby isadora » Aug 6th, '19, 11:56

Thank you tanclo for the friendly introduction! :)
Wish you magical times with Mageia and it's community.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby jeevanism » Aug 25th, '19, 19:44

Hello All,

I started with RedHat linux back in 2002 and suddenly fell in love with Mandrake Linux, ever since I been using Mandrake >> Mandriva. Once Mandriva left the scene, I went to other Distros but sooner I caught a serious addiction called DistroHopping. I could not settle for one distro for more than 3 months or so, and never get a satisfaction as I had when I was using Mandrake / Mandriva. I have tried Mageia in the past, last in year 2012 - 2013 but I could not settle down. Now after 7 years, I see Mageia is matured and solid and I hope I can settle again for one distro, free from distro-hoppping ;)



best wishes to Mageia Team
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby isadora » Aug 25th, '19, 19:46

Welcome back again jeevanism, hope you like it so much, you never need another distro again. :)
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