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New Linux user with a slightly big ambition?
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Dexter



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, uh-hm.. This is my site unvielling. I have done a lot of research in to what will make a good, reliable and cheap Linux computer. The results are the NEW computer I'm offering on the front page. My store will have some obscure items like original Xboxes with Linux pre-installed but I'm hoping to be able to sell a range of new custom built home computers aswell as little media centers and gaming rigs.

Be blunt, be honest and be constructive.

http://www.freewebstore.org/Legacy-Linux

Thank you.
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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good start, if a little sparse Smile
Something that might give you ideas for an offering:
Multi-seat solutions.
Like this:
http://userful.com/

(I am writing an article on multi-seat at the moment, and have experimented with it in the past)
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Dexter



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's definetely interesting and very helpful design wise. I am incredibly hindered though, because I'm useless at programming /HTML. Because of this my site is very basic.

I'm not sure how I could sell myself support wise. I can troubleshoot and fix issues but other than that I really don't know what I could do.

The computers are built on order due to my lack of capitol and confidence in sales. If I manage to sell one computer though, then that's good enough for me. I'll count it as a success.

I am familair with Photoshop and other Adobe softwares because that's what I have been learning for the past year. I do prefer GIMP and a whole host of other Linux Adobe alternatives like Inkscape. I'd like to offer tutorials/lessons using these softwares. But, it's best not to run before you can walk.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like, PM me and I'll email you my old Multi-seat feature.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that irritates me is that the LPI course insists on you learning vi, which is just a waste of time if you ask me.
A bit like the A+ exams which used to go into DOS memory modes long after they were irrelevant.
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Dexter



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm would anyone recommend the open university? Due to some pretty terrible circumstances I was unable to take GCSEs at school but despite this I have passed Level 1- 2 city & guilds system support, and a level 3 in intetactive media. I know for a fact that a regular uni wont touch me and im considering computer science at.the open university.
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reklan



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend it.. Did a number of course with them myself..
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Dexter



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh what did you do? I'm looking at the computing and IT but I can't see the modules I'd be covering so it's difficult for me to make any decision.
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Brian Hunter



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently doing Mathematics with the Open University and I am enjoying it. Going through a bit of a lull at the moment, but I will no doubt bounce back into it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones I did are :-

THD204 Information Technology and Society
M206 Computing: An Object Orientated Approach.
S281 Astronomy and Planetary Science

although I beleive that these particular course are no longer run (it was the back end of the 90's).

The support was great, either by phone, email or face to face.

It was in the early days of when the OU was starting to go online for the tutors and students.. It was great then.. even better now.

if you get the chance do it.. they don't pre judge anyone on their existing qualifications or lack off.. its a great way to get qualifications, and you get to meet/speak to like minded people..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is an open University degree worth as much as your standard degree?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A degree is a degree.. ( no matter which uni its from... Obviously apart from an Oxbridge one)

You still have to study for it and also have pass the exams.

To be honest.. IMHO.. if somebody applied for a position that I had advertised.. If the applicant had an OU degree, to me that would speak volumes..

Usually, someone with an OU degree, has relised they want to better themselves, they, have made a well informed descision to get a degree in a subject they are passionate about.

They usally have had to study at home AFTER doing a days work. Is more committed to getting the qualifications.

I'm not dismissing the traditional degrees.. But someone with an OU degree has had quite a lot to overcome to get it..
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