Originally Published: Wednesday, 1 December 1999 Author: Craig Bamford
Published to: enhance_articles_hardware/Hardware Articles Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

What's This About?

Welcome to the newest sub-section of Hardware.Linux.com. We feel that the "advanced" user of Linux may not understand or be able to see the newbie's perspective on Linux and hardware. If you're a developer, this should be of special interest, considering that the newbies of Linux are the future of Linux. We must learn to communicate with these new Linux users in order for Linux to move into the stage of ease of use that most major operating systems share. We hope that this section will aid advanced users and developers in seeing Linux from the newbie's point of view, and alert them to the possibilities of a fresh new perspective on Linux.

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I am pleased to be part of Linux.com and I hope that I can continue with the quality of performance that you are accustomed to. As a newbie to Linux, and as a part of the hardware section, I will inform you from a beginning user\'s perspective of the conflicts and solutions of my experience with Linux, as concerns hardware and its devices.

I have been a PC user for about 10 years, with an emphasis on Microsoft Windows(r). I have built many computers, and have worked with many computers. I have also worked as a network administrator for a Windows NT(r) network. Otherwise, I am a Pharmacy major at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

I started using Linux on November 6, 1999. I am currently running Linux Mandrake 6.1 and I will be doing most of my research therein, at least for the time being. My intentions are to employ the aid of Stephen Morrow and others as I encounter problems which are beyond my abilities. All of my noteworthy experiences will be documented as I resolve the situations I encounter. My final reason behind writing these series of articles is to give developers and advanced Linux users a view of the problems faced and conquered by the newbie Linux user and the approaches taken.

With that said, I hope that I can help everyone to understand further what it is like for someone going from Microsoft Windows(r) to Linux, and making all the hardware function appropriately. I appreciate this opportunity to work with Linux.com, and hope that I can fulfill all the expectations presented to me.

In conclusion, I would like to ask for more writers for this section to aid me in my development. If any of you are new to Linux and would like to write on your experiences with hardware, contact Stephen Morrow for a possible chance to do as I have done. Thank you, and I look forward to serving you.

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