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Author:  David Baum [ Fri May 24, 2013 11:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Jerryking is not wrong though. I If I remember well Stephen had changed the distribution name from ÜberStudent witch Ü to UberStudent because as a matter of fact there were some complaints.
But being a German myself, I can confirm what Adriaan is saying: In Europe nobody usually associates the word uber or über with national socialistic ideologies. So no worries there :-)
As Adriaan stated: Uber = Productive

Author:  Nagin-Chand [ Thu May 30, 2013 8:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

I am Nagin Chand (spoken as a joint word, there is no first and last name), born on 30.11.1956 and in official records as on 01.01.1955 [the date entered probably by the primary school headmaster that I attended].

I have been using linux for quite sometime and do my work using this, both in the office and at home. what attracted me the freely available compilers and IDE for pascal in which I did some development using turbo pascal versions prior to 5.5.

And then I discovered R for computing and programming for analysis and the large kitty of modules available as developed by users in almost every field.

Coming to UberStudent ... it is excellent ... as it is purposeful ... and it promotes learning, cultivation of extant knowledge and then researching new ones. My appreciations to the developed of this distro.

Nagin Chand

Author:  shamanka [ Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Hi everybody,
my name is Bree and I have a Masters Degree in Painting and Printmaking.
I am also Jewish and to clarify an issue raised by Guest , I have no problem with the name Uberstudent outside of the fact that I don't think it's very "pretty".
I have real issues with anti-semites but I take it for granted everyone using this forum is above scapegoat-politics. My home is Hawick, Scotland.( pronounced Hoik )and I am a Professional Artist sharing a painting studio. I love Linux since I first started usuing it. Moved from Macs to Windows when Apple started chasing the elitist market. Quickly became cheesed off with Windows bugs. and so I moved from Windows7 to to Ubuntu and have been doing a little distro-hopping ever since. My main distro that I have stuck with, though, is ArtistX. I am a traditional Artist and only use the computer for roughs and visuals. I am not a computer-artist. I use the computer more as a sketchbook, my favourite program being Alchemy.
My main rig has Uberstudent and ArtistX on it.Apart from Uberstudent which I am very impressed with I also have Cylon and Caixa-Majica19 on my laptop. Cylon, considering it is new on the scene is very impressive and so far very stable.Well, that's enough to be going on with.
Catch you guys around the forum. :)

Author:  shamanka [ Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Bree Intro+
I intended to add this as a p.s. to my post but I can't see an edit button, so here we are.
Just a little extra information, I am currently researching for a book on Lucid Dreaming and I have recently joined theCoding Academy to learn about html/css.

Author:  Guest [ Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

I am Juan F. González Hernández, a Spanish theoretical physicist. I manage my own blog here http://thespectrumofriemannium.wordpress.com I love this kind of distros or Bodhilinux too. I love technology and all that it can do to make easier my life. I am not an expert on Linux, but I prefer it to any other (expensive) OS.

Author:  Damion Lunin [ Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:20 am ]
Post subject:  Salutations; I'm Damion

Since I'm a moderator of these UberStudent forums, I figure I should contribute to the growth of UberStudent's visible community by formally introducing myself. As you can see by my username, my name is Damion. I'm the type of geek who writes fractal generator programs because I am just as rapturously awed by the underlying mathematics as I am by the fractals' nested spirals and chromatic haloes. Two pressures led me to UberStudent: the first was the dumbification of the GNOME 3.0 desktop, and the second was my desire to find an educational operating system for my daughter once she graduates from DoudouLinux (unfortunate name that; doudou happens to be a French word that means "blankie") as part of her homeschooling. It was actually Stephen's article parodying GNOME 3.0, "UberStudent DumbedDown Edition", that led me to UberStudent specifically. UberStudent did not merely satisfy the criteria for what I was seeking; it's attention to detail exceeded my targeted criteria, and it is now my operating system of choice. I happily contribute to such a fantastic project, and encourage you to contribute as well to ensure that UberStudent never disappears.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Salutations; I'm Damion

Damion Lunin wrote:
It was actually Stephen's article parodying GNOME 3.0, "UberStudent DumbedDown Edition", that led me to UberStudent specifically.


Ha! Nice. 8-) I never knew that.

Writing that was self-therapy for me. :lol:

An image of it from the old Moodle website is attached, in case anyone is interested.

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Author:  EmmaDW [ Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Hello!
I'm Emma Duke-Williams - I know that others have said they are used to using cryptic user names, for me, I tend to use the Emmadw most places, not becase it's Cryptic, but because it's related to my real name, but shorter (and works with sites that don't let you have spaces / hyphens in user names). Were I to use my real name for here, I'd spend my whole time forgetting & wondering how to login!

I'm a lecturer at Portsmouth University - that's the Portsmouth in the UK, on the South Coast (just opposite the Isle of Wight, which is the island you can see off the south coast on maps of a reasonable scale!) I work in the School of Computing & my real interest is computing to support learning; so, I installed Uberstudent onto an Acer Aspire One (that had originally had Linpus Lite on it). I've also got an OLPC (XO-1) with sugar on it & misc. memory sticks with other customised versions of Linux. Oh, and a Raspberry Pi now, too!

I didn't get round to installing the Liteweight version of Aristotle - as by the time I'd seen it, I also realised that Plato was nearly here, so am just waiting for it to be ready.

So, what do I use it for, it's not my main machine, however, I do use it & all the others with students for them to have a look at, investigate, to see how they think they'd use them to teach with etc.

Author:  SusanLB [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Hi, I'm located in northern, BC Canada. I started with Linux in 2007 when my husband switched from PC to a MAC set up and my then current PC refused to see the glu32.dll no matter how often I waved it about in front of the monitor :shock: So I wiped everything and loaded Ubuntu and after four years switched to Debian. This being my own 'puter geek has been quite the journey. Unlike most of you I have no computer, science or engineering background, just an avid desire to learn and a users knowledge of computers back when they had monochrome monitors and no hard drives... when DOS was king. I now dual boot with Debian 7: the idea of a distro laid out for keeping things and thoughts better organizing is intriguing. I am enjoying how well laid out everything is.

Author:  Andrew Lopata [ Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduce Yourself Here!

Hello all,
My name is the same as my username: Andy Lopata. I practice and teach law in Oregon, U.S. I preach open source to my students (with varying degrees of success). I try to use Linux as much as possible, though sometimes need to use Windoze for things I can't figure out how to do, or can't find, on Linux (like a high-quality PDF creator and editor). I've tried various distributions and I was intrigued by the academic tools in UberStudent. I'm still just getting to know many of the programs like Zotero and LyX. I'm using the XFCE version, which is also a learning experience since I'm more used to LXDE and Cinnamon.
-Andy

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