Fw: [clug] beginners path

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 00:30:18 GMT 2009

2009/4/23 Dave Upton <dave.upton at y7mail.com>

> Hi Cluggers
> I am a new user and I am still coming tonight.
> I looked for linux users groups and found this one.  No others but this
> one.  Maybe if I had explored PCUG I might have seen their support.
> Personally if you guys aren't going to help and you ARE the LUG then what
> hope is there for us newbies.
> I
> came to Linux to get out of the Windows trap and I like my decision.
> What will turn me away is not finding help.  I search forums and all
> manner of help sites to try and figure out my problems and have managed
> to fix a few.  However typing some obscure command in the terminal
> without explanation might fix the problem but it goes nowhere to
> furthering my understanding so I can figure stuff out for myself one
> day.
> It is a culture shock.  Things that used to work no longer
> do.  Making them work is not easy.  Finding someone who knows Linux and
> can explain it in almost plain English is not easy either.  If I can't
> sort it out myself that was my hope for this group that someone might
> take the time to explain it in understandable terms.
> Form an advanced LUG but don't fob off the newbies because without newbies
> there won't be any advanced users one day.
> Newbie Dave
> PS
> My apologies to Lana as I only sent this to her originally.
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your response, and no trouble at all with it going to the list!
I'm only sorry I didn't spot your email earlier.

LUGs worldwide are for people learning Linux. I'm still learning Linux, and
I'm sure there's people on this list who have been using it for many more
years than I have and are still learning also.

I belong both to CLUG and to LinuxChix (an online LUG) and found the help of
both absolutely invaluable to getting to where I am. I have no doubt that
they will help me get much, much further yet.

The doctrine behind Linux, and other free and open source software, is
collaboration. To close this list, to make it "newbie unfriendly", or to
create an exclusionist culture all fly in the face of that very basic

We help others. Not so that they will help us, but so that they will help


Cheers! Lana

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