Hello other fellow Linux users !!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep I started out on a texas instrument that had something like 2 kb expandable to 16kb, I know I don't have the numbers right its been over 30 years and I recall a green screen too making a dot chase stuff, like grimes fair-tales.
Well I went on to commodore 64, to Amiga, then got my first Win 95. I did dabble looking at Apple,mac and Unix stuff in my early years. I got lazy and liked the point and click.
I did VB applications, but my last thing was using asp, java, js and dom in html to run xml files like tables in access which ran a database across multible XML files.
I found myself buying software upgrades about $200-300 dollars a pop, Plus ram costs and MB costs. it was a few G's every year. Now with XP not supported, I was glad to see Linux still developing in the background.
I dragged my kids old emachines out of the closet to play with them, some old games that were sluggish on M$ actaully play the video intros smoothly and game play with no pauses. The kids mouths dropped *Kudos Linux Mint* + wine!
LOL, Background!!! Actually that Background is the M$ cloth hood I just pulled off my head. Linux is come a long way!!! Sure I will have a learning curve.
I was a forum member over at a gamer site that has a large amount of members making MOD additions and stuff. I know Linux is now on steam which might be good for the moment.
I remember the days when IBM VS apple all the time, Apple had better graphics in the offset printing and movie makeing stuff. IBM did industry controls. But Industry was larger then the Apple world. The moment the hardward was available to IBM type for graphics games it surpassed Apple fast. I kind of see Linux doing that in today age. Linux Products like a home automation I found on the web and other things. It is just Graphic game support is small. Linux has a little upper hand that the OS is free where IBM was not.
Well I look forward to the day hardware is made Linux friendly out of the box! mainly with graphic cards, or even a place on the web for such PC items. Well Good luck to all and glad to be a Linux User now!!! Now to learn how to make the desk top application in Linux!!! I think it is going to be C++ from what I have looked at so far.
Lots of Linux Tutorials in the near future I see