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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby morgano » Oct 25th, '20, 19:46

Welcome aboard :)

I am too into electronics, have been designing circuit boards, but nowadays mostly repair old machines using my mobile workshop. Been a teacher too :)
Been using "Mageia" as main OS since Mandriva 2006.

For electronics, i guess you have already found we package KiCAD and some other engineering programs like FreeCAD, see more at https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531

For contributing, see Contributors corner at https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Main_Page
Mandriva since 2006, then Mageia since 2011 at home & work. Thinkpad T43 & T400, Dell M4400, Acer Aspire 7. Workstation using LVM, LUKS, VirtualBox, BOINC
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby aleximon » Oct 26th, '20, 14:19

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

Postby berkana » Jan 24th, '21, 01:48

Hello lovely people!

I am new to using Linux; I chose Mageia for my first distro, and I am enjoying it very much.

I'm attempting to get rid of and away from everything Microsoft and google related, ASAP. My next step after accomplishing this (it wasn't toooo difficult) on my laptop is to figure out how to root my phone and get an open source distro on there. :)
Baby steps... but big steps.

Cheers,
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby isadora » Jan 24th, '21, 11:27

A very warm welcome to the Mageia-forum and into the Mageia-community.
We wish you good luck and lots of pleasure on using our distribution.
Magical times around berkana!!! ;)
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Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby morgano » Jan 27th, '21, 20:49

For the phone OS check out /e/
I am happy with it on my phones (Fairphone 3 and an old Samsung as reserve)
Device compatibility: https://doc.e.foundation/devices/
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby berkana » Jan 27th, '21, 23:40

Thanks, Isadora!
I'm enjoying my adventure so far - man what a learning curve!
I particularly enjoy the fact that it comes with so many great apps and tools ready to go. I was just playing with the video editing program and it was working flawlessly. Before, using Win8 on this ancient Dell notebook, it was impossible to have any video editing software open for more than 5 minutes without major lagging, freezing, crashing. The laptop couldn't handle it.

Now it's like I have a new laptop. Freaking magic!

Hey Morgano, appreciate the link and suggestion. I was putting it off because it seemed too complicated to root my phone, but now it seems like it's imperative for my sanity and safety. I have a backup samsung to try with before doing anything to my main phone, so... here goes. :)
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