Hi. If you're new to FLOSS (Free Libre OpenSource Software), Linux, or FSF (aka *nix) related software and wondering where to go next, I suggest you point an IRC client at #debian (for 'stable') or perhaps #debian-next (for 'testing'). They'll/We'll either help or try to point you at someone who can.

I've been running and using FSF/*nix stuff since ca. '80s (remember Ultrix, OSF, AIX, and HP-UX?) and Linux since '93 (so I should be able to help *someone* by now, you'd think :-). I hang in #debian-next (testing) on irc.oftc.net myself, though I'm still trying to learn IRC (I'm 'mnuhmnuh'), the hardest thing I've ever done!?! I'm a friggin' C and perl hacker, and IRC flummoxes me????????????????!? [Sic]. Freaks me out.

Complexity, begone! I once aspired ("have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal") to be a Deb Dev, but I know my limitations, or I know my area. Yeah, I can code, but I'm a better sysadmin. "A (hu)man's gotta know his limitations."

Please, ask away. Have fun! It's a moral imperative, I'm told. :-)

Thanks Debian

My heartfelt thanks go out to all in the Debian (and Linux, and FLOSS) Universe(s). The people associated have taught me mountains of valuable stuff down through the years, stuff that have made my life even possible in ways.

FWIW, I'm a sixties hippie "phreaque". A hippie freak, not a flower child, demmit. We hoped to change the world. Cf. Sneakers. Rock on!

It's an important distinction.

My favorite environment is a command line or a text editor. Any will do.