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Old 05-15-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
krinor1966
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I quit Linux for now but will be back


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 ...

Trial history:

Suse 9
RH 9
Fedora Core 1
Mandrake 9
Cobind
Xandros
Knoppix
Debian

Kman
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
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moved to the General forum
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:12 AM   #4
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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!

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Old 05-15-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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Oh and happy birthday mcleodnine!
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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krinor1966,
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
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:13 PM   #7
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yeah, it's noble of the mod to be working on his birthday. On my birthday, not even my wife knows where I am...lol . j/k
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:26 AM   #8
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Talking

I'm back ... I just installed Mdk 10 Community ... mrs. krinor1966 REALLY impressed by this fact ... anything to avoid a well needed jogg etc

Still these minor issues that bugged me in the first place, though they are fewer ... no sound, boot can't bring up eth0 (ie loooong boot time) ... but I'll browse for this in appropriate forums ...
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 02:39 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:59 AM   #11
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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.

OK, I tried Linux, I think it sucks and I don't like it. I want to go back to Microsoft Windows.
# Microsoft's instructions: How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Microsoft Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

# Basic Microsoft Windows security (can be out of date as I don't really keep up)
Firewall: ZoneAlarm Virus protection: AntiVir
Multi spyware removal utility: Lavasoft

# Microsoft Windows help sites
Windows BBS
Computing.net
Annoyances.org
Microsoft's Computer Management

Preparing to install Linux:
# Choosing a Linux Distribution:
A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
LWN distro list
elinux Linux Distributions
# Freeware tools for partitioning/resizing hard drive partitions:
Any Linux Live CD usually have fdisk, cfdisk and other tools available
Ranish Partition Manager
# Understanding Linux Filesystem layout:
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
Advanced filesystem implementor's guide (requires registration)
 
  


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