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Old 04-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #16
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Sorry to burst Leo's bubble...but I was never a computer enthusiast. I switched to Linux simply because I refused to use Windows any longer. Although I think Linux is making me into a computer enthusiast! (Not because one needs to be...but because I just like the functionality and philosophy of Linux!)
 
Old 04-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #17
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I guess Leo still lives in past where there was no Ubuntu or Mint like distros...heck if you get pre-installed Debian it is enough for average user.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #18
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MONEY TALKS!!!
on G4tv's call for help there was always at least 3 adds for windoze
not adds for up grades but adds for windoze
people don't buy windoze they buy computers windoze comes with the computer
the only reason I can see for advertising windoze is to control the media
and the people working in the media

it's like this endorse windoze down play linux or be black balled by M$
SO
of course he would say that "linux isn't for the average user "
he wants to keep working in broad casting

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:36 PM   #19
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Linux turns averaage users into smart, tech-savvy pseudo-geeks

Dear old Leo missed out on all the fun Mac users have been enjoying lately.....iOS7 and beyond required proper computer engineering skills to get some features to work, iTunes brought its own woes and so did Mavericks. I have been in IT since 1982, retired in 2000, yet remain current. Or at least I try to.

My recent flirtations with Windows 8 as well as OS X Mountain Lion and iOS7, taught me that one sometimes need to re-invent the wheel just to make a small bit of progress. Had I not some computer training and decades of experience, I may have thrown the iPhone & Macbook Pro against the wall. Also, Windows 8 is a daunting challenge unless you have a touch screen. The hardware issues I had with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit was just as discouraging and annoying. To get my various USB broadband dongles to work was a challenge, or perhaps more accurately, impossible.

So I tried these devices on Linux and they just worked, no hassles. Oh, there is a nag appearing on the screen stating that CD image could not be mounted, yet everything works fine. I just ignore the nag and close it.

Dearest Leo, perhaps you should switch to Mint and discover how easy it is to use a computer, how stable an OS can be and how wonderful it is to be set free from all sorts of malware, OS's that crash, etc.

People who lack the acumen, people who cannot apply their minds, people who have no capacity for personal development, choose the rather difficult and expensive route through the Hell of Gates, bite into an Apple and get ripped off their inheritance by a cyber serpent that coils around them.

Linux users are a liberated nation!
 
Old 04-20-2014, 07:41 PM   #20
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Hmmm... considering his experience, I would say the 'Smartphone' is not for the average user.

Smart people use features phones and dumb people need smartphones.


My Huawei Y300 is a basic tool.......and it has better functionality, takes better pictures and cost a tenth of the erratic, troublesome iPhone 5 that it replaced. said iPhone clearly was made for people who understand little about technology and its still camera really is far behind that of its el cheapo Chinese replacement.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 09:39 PM   #21
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Dear old Leo missed out on all the fun Mac users have been enjoying lately.....iOS7 and beyond required proper computer engineering skills to get some features to work, iTunes brought its own woes and so did Mavericks. I have been in IT since 1982, retired in 2000, yet remain current. Or at least I try to.

My recent flirtations with Windows 8 as well as OS X Mountain Lion and iOS7, taught me that one sometimes need to re-invent the wheel just to make a small bit of progress. Had I not some computer training and decades of experience, I may have thrown the iPhone & Macbook Pro against the wall. Also, Windows 8 is a daunting challenge unless you have a touch screen. The hardware issues I had with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit was just as discouraging and annoying. To get my various USB broadband dongles to work was a challenge, or perhaps more accurately, impossible.

So I tried these devices on Linux and they just worked, no hassles. Oh, there is a nag appearing on the screen stating that CD image could not be mounted, yet everything works fine. I just ignore the nag and close it.

Dearest Leo, perhaps you should switch to Mint and discover how easy it is to use a computer, how stable an OS can be and how wonderful it is to be set free from all sorts of malware, OS's that crash, etc.

People who lack the acumen, people who cannot apply their minds, people who have no capacity for personal development, choose the rather difficult and expensive route through the Hell of Gates, bite into an Apple and get ripped off their inheritance by a cyber serpent that coils around them.

Linux users are a liberated nation!
^^^THAT should be the mantra of this forum and every Linux user! Well-said!!!!!! (I've often expressed the same sentiments; but never so concisely and completely!)
 
  


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