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Old 05-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #16
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You're the best kind of user, Bob. The classic Linux is Not Windows is a good read, even though you've already got the point.

Good Luck and Happy Computing!
 
Old 05-03-2007, 01:58 AM   #17
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yup ... actually the proper yardstick for development of all kinds ... everyone(practically) should have a copy of windows and a computer to run it by whatever workable means ... i think there are more ways of doing buisness for microsofts ... and the rest of the physical arrangments(you will need that) will come eventually ...

probably a totally not-for-profit fork off but still viable economically ...


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Old 05-03-2007, 09:32 AM   #18
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Thumbs up Hi there!

i recommend suse. i recently installed fedora, and well suse is better in the way that it has 'more stuff' but your not going to get everything u want no matter what OS u use it's all about tweaking it your way and adding your own stuff... but yeah i recon u should give suse a go... i'm using 10.1 but 10.2 is out and is also really good.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 09:48 AM   #19
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i recommend suse. i recently installed fedora, and well suse is better in the way that it has 'more stuff' but your not going to get everything u want no matter what OS u use it's all about tweaking it your way and adding your own stuff... but yeah i recon u should give suse a go... i'm using 10.1 but 10.2 is out and is also really good.
Actually, AFAIK, Fedora has "more stuff" than pretty much any distro save debian.

However, that said, I also recommend SUSE. I recently tried out Ubuntu and gave up after trying to find an easy way to setup my desktop like I do in SUSE.

Long live teh Lizard!
 
Old 06-01-2007, 08:15 AM   #20
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Linux? yes or no

Look, I've given Linux a good chance. I wanted to believe in it. I've seen the problems with Windows. I want something more stable and less vulnerable to viruses. I've tried Fedora Core 6 and I've tried Ubuntu. I sat in an install fest class for 4 hours with a laptop and a new desktop machine. In all that time and with all that help I've yet to get something good running. I'm just tired of messing with it. On the desktop machine I easily got a basic install but there are always one or two things I have trouble with. I can't view photos or DVD videos. I need flashplayer and, who knows what else. One guy replied to me that his 70 year old neighbor lady can do all this. Maybe they should let her on this WEB site to answer all the questions people have, or she could come to the college and help out at the install fest.
I don't want to type a bunch of commands on the terminal. I don't want to research the problems on the internet. I just want a good reliable system. I think I'll switch to Macintosh. I hope you guys get Linux installing better someday but I don't think that day is here. See ya.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:00 PM   #21
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I just want a good reliable system. I think I'll switch to Macintosh. I hope you guys get Linux installing better someday but I don't think that day is here. See ya.
Hmmm--how do you explain all the users using Linux successfully?
Frankly, I think you arrived looking for trouble---and found what you were looking for. (It's the law of self-fulfilling prophecies).
Given that you joined in April and started this thread in early May, I would also have to say that patience is not one of your strong points.

Good luck in the Mac world--no glitches there..... No hardware reliability issues either.

Last edited by pixellany; 06-01-2007 at 03:02 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Bob Singleton
Look, I've given Linux a good chance. I wanted to believe in it. I've seen the problems with Windows. I want something more stable and less vulnerable to viruses. I've tried Fedora Core 6 and I've tried Ubuntu. I sat in an install fest class for 4 hours with a laptop and a new desktop machine. In all that time and with all that help I've yet to get something good running. I'm just tired of messing with it. On the desktop machine I easily got a basic install but there are always one or two things I have trouble with. I can't view photos or DVD videos. I need flashplayer and, who knows what else. One guy replied to me that his 70 year old neighbor lady can do all this. Maybe they should let her on this WEB site to answer all the questions people have, or she could come to the college and help out at the install fest.
I don't want to type a bunch of commands on the terminal. I don't want to research the problems on the internet. I just want a good reliable system. I think I'll switch to Macintosh. I hope you guys get Linux installing better someday but I don't think that day is here. See ya.
You know what I think? This is laziness, either that or impatience.
As far as I'm concerned, the difference between this 70 year old woman and you is that she wasn't afraid to try things out and do a little work.

If you just want to sit there and do nothing but click on 'yes' all day to get something working, maybe you should have stuck with windows.

Yes, to get things working well in Linux involves a little work, but where have you been for the past goodness knows how many years? To get anything working well involves a little work.
If looking something up on the web is too difficult for you then, yes, go to a Mac, where nothing could possibly go wrong... go wrong... go wrong... go wrong...

// Geez... Cursor dipped in acid moment... I really need to work on this anger thing...
 
Old 06-01-2007, 04:29 PM   #23
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We don't need to insult anyone, but people are looking for different things with varying amounts on time for a computer. From reading Bob's posts it sounds like a Mac maybe the way to go for him. The bottom line is there are headaches with any type of system, nothing is perfect or else 100% of the world would use it with no competition.

There is a learning curve with Linux, no doubt. There was also a learning curve with Windows, a lot of people probably just don't remember back that far. Mac has it's own problems, but maybe for Bob those are the lesser of evils.

Most people when they buy a PC or Mac, they don't install their OS, it's already pre-loaded for them, so there is a difference there.

I also don't understand the title of this thread. Are you saying you are a geek but don't like Linux ? Or you think the only people using Linux are geeks and you are going to buy a trendy Mac instead ?
Me personally I'd rather put a little effort into Linux than mortgage my house to buy a Mac and be restricted by Apple on what I can do with it.

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #24
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Hmmm methinks either Bob is a troll or Bob isn't smart enough to use his computer. Ubuntu is too hard? Let's get real here.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 11:25 PM   #25
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autologin in linux

hi,
i want boot the sytem wittout asking username and password in linux,can any body suggest regarding this.
thanks in advance
seenaiahn
 
Old 06-02-2007, 12:07 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Bob Singleton
Look, I've given Linux a good chance. I wanted to believe in it. I've seen the problems with Windows. I want something more stable and less vulnerable to viruses. I've tried Fedora Core 6 and I've tried Ubuntu. I sat in an install fest class for 4 hours with a laptop and a new desktop machine. In all that time and with all that help I've yet to get something good running. I'm just tired of messing with it. On the desktop machine I easily got a basic install but there are always one or two things I have trouble with. I can't view photos or DVD videos. I need flashplayer and, who knows what else. One guy replied to me that his 70 year old neighbor lady can do all this. Maybe they should let her on this WEB site to answer all the questions people have, or she could come to the college and help out at the install fest.
I don't want to type a bunch of commands on the terminal. I don't want to research the problems on the internet. I just want a good reliable system. I think I'll switch to Macintosh. I hope you guys get Linux installing better someday but I don't think that day is here. See ya.
If you know it is not the right choice for you, moving on is your best move.
Good Luck
 
Old 06-02-2007, 12:24 AM   #27
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In all that time and with all that help I've yet to get something good running.

One guy replied to me that his 70 year old neighbor lady can do all this.
pwned. lol.


in all seriousness, your problem may lie somewhere in the quote below - if you are not interested in learning/exploring/thinking/reading, then you are probably right, Linux may not be for you.

the good news is that there are many companies whose main business is catering to the intellectually lazy for a fee, so you will find many choices out there. good luck.

Quote:
I don't want to type a bunch of commands on the terminal. I don't want to research the problems on the internet. See ya.

Last edited by Prostetnic_Jeltz; 06-02-2007 at 12:27 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 02:45 PM   #28
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>> "Look, I've given Linux a good chance. I wanted to believe in it. I've seen the problems with Windows. I want something more stable and less vulnerable to viruses. I've tried Fedora Core 6 and I've tried Ubuntu. I sat in an install fest class for 4 hours with a laptop and a new desktop machine. In all that time and with all that help I've yet to get something good running. I'm just tired of messing with it. On the desktop machine I easily got a basic install but there are always one or two things I have trouble with. I can't view photos or DVD videos. I need flashplayer and, who knows what else. One guy replied to me that his 70 year old neighbor lady can do all this. Maybe they should let her on this WEB site to answer all the questions people have, or she could come to the college and help out at the install fest.
I don't want to type a bunch of commands on the terminal. I don't want to research the problems on the internet. I just want a good reliable system. I think I'll switch to Macintosh. I hope you guys get Linux installing better someday but I don't think that day is here. See ya."


probably except that dvd thing which i'm not going to have ... and as far as you passage goes , all of the things that you mentioned in there can be done in any(i believe) linux with ease ...


//you have to delete any windows in your home or at least force yourself not to see and touch windows for the time being ... then you come back again and reread your passage ...


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Last edited by alred; 06-02-2007 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 08:29 PM   #29
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hi,
i want boot the sytem wittout asking username and password in linux,can any body suggest regarding this.
thanks in advance
seenaiahn
http://www.bellevuelinux.org/automatic_login.html
www.google.com !
 
Old 06-02-2007, 08:51 PM   #30
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Bob has seen the light, look at post#7.
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