New member - ex Linux

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction & Forum Website Assistance' started by MonocleMike, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. MonocleMike

    MonocleMike Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    NULL
    Hello. I am new to this world. I previously used Ubuntu Linux and before that Windows. I now have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running Ice Cream Sandwich. I have a lot to learn and look forward to it. I have a background in IT.
     
  2. Androidfonefan

    Androidfonefan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    St. Louis Mo
    Tablet / Device:
    iPad2 32, Toshiba Thrive 32. Lenovo IdeaPad A1, ICOO D90W
    Since you started out talking Linux, what distort are you currently using, if any.
    Or have you given up PCs all together in favor of your android tablet?
    Which in case you don't know, android is based off a Linux kernel, so your still using Linux.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. MonocleMike

    MonocleMike Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    NULL
    I started years ago with Xenix, then SCO Unix then Ubuntu. How do I get behind Android to the unix command line?
     
  4. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    Use adb from your computer, or download a terminal from the market directly to tablet.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
    • Like Like x 2
  5. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    Quoting from cell phone sucks lol. Anyway welcome to the forum.
     
  6. MonocleMike

    MonocleMike Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    NULL
    It,s very slightly easier from a tablet:) How do i switch on email notifications of a post to the thread?
     
  7. Androidfonefan

    Androidfonefan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    St. Louis Mo
    Tablet / Device:
    iPad2 32, Toshiba Thrive 32. Lenovo IdeaPad A1, ICOO D90W
    ROTFLMAO, I just noticed on my earlier post I asked what distro MM was using and my tablet spell corrected to distort.
    I love these little gadgets but the spell correct is a mixed blessing.
    Times I need it and it does not give any help and other times I spell correctly but it does not recognize and changes the word.
     
  8. Spider

    Spider Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,413
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    Trophy Points:
    1,000
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOK Tablet Stock NOOKcolor Rooted/Flashed Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB Stock
    Hello MonocleMike, welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Nice of you to become a member of Android Tablets.
     
  9. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    210
    Location:
    California
    Tablet / Device:
    Nexus 7, iDeaUSA CT702/YG A777
    Sometimes people try to patch the kernel and distort the distro. Lol.
     
  10. smalltowngirl13

    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Kansas
    Tablet / Device:
    Xoom / HP Touchpad / Samsung Galaxy / Viewsonic gTablet
    Hello and welcome to the forum!!
     
  11. Geelo

    Geelo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    SouthEast U.S.A.
    Tablet / Device:
    Kindle Fire
    Wow.. I have not heard those O.S. in a while. You have definitely been in IT field for a while. I used to use SCO Unix back in the day before switching over to Linux.. been using Linux since Red Hat 5.0 came out years ago.. I use Debian and Ubuntu. I've been on the forum a few days myself. It's a great place to get info, especially in regards to the amount of "other named" tablets out there. Welcome aboard. :)
     
  12. MonocleMike

    MonocleMike Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    NULL
    I really go back rather further than that - when LEO1 was still working! 1964. I am managing to use this tablet as a PC replacement for most things but not quite all. It even manages an ongoing spreadsheet with 289 weekly rows so far and the associated chart.
     

Share This Page