I'm a literature geek, and I prefer Free/Open Source over proprietary software.
I know enough to be able to successfully interact with the shell if I have instructions, and to understand a fair amount of the jokes on xkcd.
That's about it.
I count on the friendliness of the community.
In turn you may use me as an example of an enthusiastic, if somewhat clumsy, noob who's willing to learn.
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