Thank you for the reply Brian. I have been caught short so many times in courses, jobs and situations where maths (beyond simple sums) has been required so I try to prevent that embarrassing eventuality!
Programming language makes me rather nervous— what is that lol.
I would never make it as a programmer!
I have used the terminal on my Linux computers many times but it’s always been what fellas on here have posted in response to an enquiry I have had.
I would say my greatest achievement IT -wise was installing Peppermint on an old HP laptop several years ago, following instructions given in real time from Mark Greaves via this forum. It took us about 4 hours (with lavatory and coffee breaks). I could only marvel at Mark’s patience lol.
But it is a good one for a (general) job interview question on situations on following instructions ha ha.
You fellas are doing well to get any computer to do much on 2 GB of RAM!
I’ve got a lil’ netbook running on Peppermint 9. It does well but it’s kind of slow loading web pages : the processors on these are not that great and it has an HD not an SSD.
I’m getting the computer shop I know to sort me out with a reconditioned laptop which will have 8GB RAM, plenty of memory, SSD drive and a good processor.
I’ve been using Chromebooks for my main laptop for the past 5 years or so, as I like the integrated way they work-but I bought an Asus flip one off Amazon, listed as used but like new. Worked fine then it died overnight- just wouldn’t power up the next morning. Got it sent back, refund etc. I then bought a new one of the same model. It lasted 2 days and died overnight too! Blummin’ weird.
So maybe summat is telling me to go back to Linux as my main laptop. I was mostly just using this netbook for scanning documents and images, and Audacity music file editing.
Really, I was just thinking of doing the Linux course to expand knowledge, not really expecting to get to the finish line and pass the exam. I expect my non tech brain to give out at a certain point! However, I recently got in touch with an old university friend who has a Phd in Archaeology and during a mention of computers and tablets etc he said I am better at tech/IT than him. I’m not sure what that says about me–maybe I’m on my netbook far too much and become a bit of nerd ha ha.
When I receive my new Linux laptop ( should be in 1-2 weeks ) then I’ll have a read of the course content.