[Sussex] newbie

Gareth Ablett garethablett at phpw.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Nov 25 20:01:01 UTC 2002

Hi Adam,

I'm Gareth, I'm the current LUG master here, and still there are ppl
that know lots more about linux in the group. As it goes the Sussex
Group is of an easy size to cope with but we are growing atm so who
knows what could happen.

nice to see another modder in the group aswell. I was planing the
water cooling but my machines are on 24/7 and the water pump isnt
the quiet option and I cant risk sleeping when the pump goes down.
I am going to be getting a Thermaltake SUBZERO4G when the time
comes instead.

Anyway nice to meet you and i hope you enjoy your introduction the
mailing list way.

Gareth Ablett


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-----Original Message-----
From: sussex-admin at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:sussex-admin at mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Adam Smith
Sent: 25 November 2002 5:48 pm
To: sussex at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: [Sussex] newbie

Hi, I'm a new member to the list and I've been told it's a good idea to
introduce myself.

I'm 16 years old and from Eastbourne.  Currently studying Maths, Economics,
Computing and German at Park College, Eastbourne.  I'm currently running
Gentoo 1.4rc1 on my main box - an Athlon XP1600 AROIA @ 1.837 (hopefully
more when I install my watercooling), 256mb PC2700 Crucial and an 80gb 'cuda

I'm relatively new to linux.  I was tied to Bill's apron strings until
around a month ago when I installed Gentoo linux.  Before then I had tried
Mandrake, Redhat and Suse but found the experience unfulfilling on my
workstation machine - however I did use Redhat for a while on a P450 running
Apache, PHP and FTP.  But then I tried Gentoo...
I performed the install with very limited experience of Linux, and it took a
while on my 56k connection even with the Stage 3 install but I got there in
the end.  I then proceeded to install fluxbox which beats the Windows UI
hands down for usability. So far I've found software for everything that I
need.  Most programs I have found to be better than their Windows
counterparts, and with the exception of OpenOffice which for some reason is
terribly slow on my machine, everything else has been great.  The knowledge
I gained from the Gentoo install is, in my opinion, far better than that
which I could have learned from a lifetime of 'playing' with Redhat.

So far I'm loving Linux, I've actually been able to sell/give away most of
my other boxes as for some reason I no longer need them.  I first decided to
try linux after installing Smoothwall.  I was so impressed by the way it
could operate router and firewall functions with perfect reliability whilst
making frugal use of resources.

I'm also new to mailing lists, so please bear with me if I make an idiot of

If you're still reading by this point, thanks.
Adam Smith

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