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Thanks for all your support but now it is time to move to Linux-idle ...
I would like to say that I'd prefer a Linux distribution based on principle... and although not being a complete computer illiterate, I find it far to time consuming (ask my wife) to get it going and make it stable , finding all the hardware, compiling without success ... and command-line ... not very hard but I don't like it ...
I know we need to pull together in order to get an alternative to M$, we all need to contribute to get there. So, I move from trying to be a part of it by doing to being of it part by donating. I pop in some Dineros in my favorite projects and go to bed early instead of sitting up late ./ configure-ing and still don't get it to work properly..
Sorry chaps and "chapsses", this one is out of here ... for now ...
I don't think we need to 'pull together to get an alternative to M$'. You tried it out, it doesn't work for you, and that's it. I use Linux because it works better for me, plain and simple. Maybe in due time you'll get an itch to try it again, and it'll work.
I think we've all been there once (in my case twice....ghehe) I remember getting mad about Linux when I was over 700 posts in this board, but I could not be without Linux for too long. I felt too weak clickin' on every thing under Windows.
I still use Windows though, it's not bad either and it's useful for games. The true is, when you need Windows, you need Windows, no Wine, no WineX, Windows .
I just cannot understand where peoples have to use the command line in Mandrake. I have a full operating system, including games, videogame emulators, and a hole bunch more by downloading the Mandrake rpm, double clicking on it with through the File Manager and I got them installed... Printer, scanner, everything else I got working with Mandrake Control Center. It could not be more Windows like.
Maybe you guys are using Linux the wrong way or something . Mandrake installation = 8 minutes, getting everything installed is faster then Windows (no reboots)....
Well, good luck!
Last edited by Mega Man X; 05-15-2004 at 01:12 PM.
you'll be missed, I'm sure. I bet you have learned a lot about what you've done, so I'm sure that your presence on this board would be a welcome addition. Stick around if you can. This site readss in IE as well.
...and Happy birthday from the right-coast, mcleodnine
Welcome back On to the eth0 problem. How do you connect to the net? DHCP? PPPoE? Router? Sounds like your ethernet card is polling for a DHCP address and is not being assigned one. It can be fixed, i am sure.
I used mandrake for a long time still have it on a few of my computers. Its great for installing stuff but not quite as stable as I would like it to be. Just keep pecking away. Linux on the server rocks. Linux on the desktop is getting there.
Linux on the desktop IS there. Linux went on my desktop in 1999. After I bought a real serial port external modem for internet access, I never looked back.
I boot into Windows to try to help friends find their click sequences tp do something and occasionally play "Call of Duty". It's hard being a Russian with 5 bullets and no weapon, but I am stuck in a building that two tanks are attacking and I keep getting killed there.
The key to Linux is having real hardware, nothing that "requires Windows such and such or better", even though Linux is really better, and preparation.
I had a thunderstorm knock out my mobo and I didn't know it until I tried to re-boot into Windows a couple of weeks later.