Proud Ubuntu Consultant..( Was free ok?)
Well it was around 9:15 PM IST when i received a call in my landline. Upon my "Hello?", a familiar voice responded with his eloquent voice. It was none other than Mr Swaroop, my mate when i was in NIIT (Well he still is :D) . Just like the very old days , when i was crazy about getting my hands dirty with Linux, this guy was all charged up for the last 2 months or so. He says he liked what I ve been doing with my Ubuntu and all..(But really WHAT DID I REALLY DO? Ans: NOTHING )
You may call it humbleness (well to tell you frankly I expect a comment on this post from none other than my friend Mr Smith , but i guess he wont do even as an anonymous user after reading this line :P lolz )
Seriously, i wanted to become some one who has some expertise in something. You see Im proud to say that whatever i did, i did it from my heart. And i like the way things are turning out to be. Now am busy myself teaching myself the widely accepted scripting tool , Perl ( B-) )
Ok coming back to the topic. Swaroop has a 2 Mbps Internet connection and mind you the foreign readers, 2 Mbps is really some serious speed in India (Damn you Indian govt ..Why cant they go for higher bandwith? ...) He downloaded his Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn ( See everybody in this world like Ubuntu Hehe ..All Hail Mark All Hail Mark). But this chap has already ordered his copy of Ubuntu through Shipit . [ I told him before downloading" Patience my Boy "..Well he didnt have any :( ].
Ok today he got his copy of Feisty all the way from Canonical. So he put the CD , booted into the Ubuntu Live Environment and unfortunately he thought the everything was over. But see Im the consultant naa, I said "Whuuzup Chuck?!! It aint over yet . Double click the Install button and then only the fun begins..."..He did just as what i said. While i was explaining to him what to do over the phone ( well i dint see anythng oke?) , I was thinking How cool is it to help some one like this and earn some reputation?...The fact is what i did has got nothing to do with Reps and I am a proud Linux evangelist who did his part in spreading the "Linux for Humans " motto as put forward by Mr Mark Shuttle Worth.
I took Mr Swaroop through the different partitions available in Ubuntu and what he should do a, how to enables the Desktop Effects [ Truth is he was virtually frightened to see the window wobble and the cubes rotate.. Boyy he didnt expect that when i told him to press the Ctrl + Alt keys , along with a the left mouse button down....and yeah yea...You know what happens...:D]
Now lets see how far he goes and I bet he would be thrilled to learn new things in the following days to come.And dear Readers , Iam available in Google group , uit_tvm and also in Orkut and you may ask your small small doubts and let me try my level best to answer them.
NB: The above request is mainly intended for newbies like me OK? Pros...part me..HEheh...