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One little mistake was all it took to make Linux explode. I accidentally uninstalled a KDE element. The computer rebooted to another GUI. I reinstalled that element through the package manager. I couldn't find a reboot button, so I just push the reset switch on my computer. Big mistake. This corrupted something. When Linux "fixed" the problem, my login screen came up with 20 or so different names in it, none of which I could log in to, not even the root one. What a stupid operating system. Is this how it would handle a power outage? I've never had this kind of a stupid problem with Windows. I've never had to use command line with it either. Why? Because, I'm sorry to say, Windows is a better programmed operating system that was not designed exclusively for computer experts. It may not have the best security, but it sure in the hell has everything else (software support, stability, disk fix tools that don't destroy the computer, etc.) Linux should come with a warning. "For experts! By experts!" It's too demanding of an operating system. I shouldn't have to work with an operating system. An operating system should work with me.
it's very unlikely that your reboot and/or the fsck is what caused your login issue... it's way more probable that it was due to something you did when you were messing around with the package manager...
BTW, i am not an expert, in fact i'm a newbie by most accounts, and although i do agree that linux system administration is currently more suited for techies, it is BY NO MEANS only suited for experts...
personally, i haven't touched windows ever since i made the switch a few years ago, but i can understand how not everyone's experience will be the same... the linux migration experience is a as varied as people themselves...
Fine then. We really don't want people with that attitude anyways. Linux is for computer users who want more from their computer. Clearly you don't want more from your computer if you aren't willing to learn anything new.
On a side note: I was at my friends house with my computer once, and his curcuits are really messed up. My computer was drawing too much power from the outlet, so I was losing voltage. My comp restarted about 5 times (right in the middle of booting up too) before I turned some of the cathodes off inside. After that, the thing worked fine. My suggestion: If you didn't like mandrake, simply find another distro. I started with mandrake, but it didn't suit my needs, so I switched to Fedora Core.
Originally posted by rksprst You're simply going to start a flame war here, I don't see any point to your thread.. especially when you make statements like:
If you had a question about your problem you could post it in the appropriate section, and im sure lots of members would be happy to help
That said, I've been windows-free for about 6 months now, and I only have good things to say about linux. The good things definitely outweigh the bad IMHO
You're probably right about the flame war part. Could someone close this thread? I don't want to start any crap. I just needed to vent my hate for the hell Linux has put me through over the last couple of weeks.
Originally posted by win32sux it's very unlikely that your reboot and/or the fsck is what caused your login issue... it's way more probable that it was due to something you did when you were messing around with the package manager...
It probably is. However, things that are important to the operation of Linux should be locked like they are in Windows. An accident shouldn't make the entire OS explode.
My wife's computer runing Suse and Windows often has a problem with a video driver in Windows, and when it does, the whole system crashes and is a real mongrel to fix, ( usually scandisk, defrag & reload driver ) so .....
You're not trying to say Windows is a better OS are you ? because my experience says when windows or a programme on windows goes belly up the whole system goes down. And system files in windows are not locked and they can easily be corrupted, deleted etc. Usually an accident in windows does make the entire OS explode !