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Greetings from a Newbie

Postby Jon.Gray on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:38 pm

Hello Everyone,

I have come to this board seeking help, however before I am so brash as to simply post my problems I always feel a new community requires at least an introduction and a hello.
So Hello!

First a little snippet of information about myself, I am afraid I am a Sys Admin for a Windows environment (Boo hiss :D ) by trade with a little toe in the networking area (Cisco) and I can't see myself moving away any time soon (too many invested qualifications) but I do like to play with various OS(es) and have been trying to break into Linux for 4-5 years but never really spent enough time to learn it beyond installing a few applications and poking about in general.

I have two small children and great demands on my time so I don't get to spend hours like I used to when I was younger working things out from scratch and have learnt the value of asking for help when required. I tend to find myself knee deep in nappies not hobbies now :lol:

I am comfortable working from the CLI when it comes to windows power-shell and Cisco iOS but I have never gone beyond basic AD scripting and I maintain a pre existing core infrastructure Cisco routers and switches.
I have only used Linux as a core OS once previously and that was with wine installed. I am going back a good few years here so I could not tell you beyond 'Unbuntu' what distro it was I was using at the time.

I managed previously to get a working installation of Mint (Lisa or Maya I forget which) installed within a VM around the time I upgraded my PC.
All my VM's migrated across fine, except my Mint VM, and as I was not invested at that point I just deleted it and figured I would make a new one.

That was six months ago and after 6-7 attempts, many hours googling (sic - Is that the right spelling?) and a good time spent lurking these boards I decided to become a member and start asking questions.
I will post a new topic in the relevant thread once I am 100% sure it has not already been asked and answered.

That's it for now.

Thanks,
Jon
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby kc1di on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:22 pm

Welcome to Mint Jon,
I'm sure you'll find this forum very helpful.
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby meteorrock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:17 pm

Welcome to linux mint. Hi.
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:02 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby jesica on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:13 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby Jon.Gray on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:28 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!
I am afraid I tend to be a lurker in new forums until I have something of use to contribute.
I suspect it may be a long time before I will be posting anything of use (As I doubt there will be many Windows Server questions on here :lol: ) but I hope in time I will become part of the community. If rather slowly.

Thanks,
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby xenopeek on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:06 am

Welcome aboard Jon :D You don't need to, but if you want to become a little more familiar with the Linux command line then this is a good guide: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/
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Re: Greetings from a Newbie

Postby Jon.Gray on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:47 am

Thanks Xenopeek.

I have it book marked now and will peruse it at leisure.
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