And I thought Linux was suppose to be a simpler more efficient operating system?
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Linux simpler? No way! It's a real operating system with a steep learning curve designed with security and flexibility in mind. Choice and flexibility make things more confusing for a beginner, so there is no way that you could consider Linux a simple operating system. I will admit, once it is configured correctly and you find the apps you like, it is much simpler because it has become second nature to use and Microsoft products become puzzling and clumsy to use.
More efficient, absolutely true.
Linux will feel much quicker and responsive than Win2k or XP, especially if you tune it lean and mean as mentioned above.
Dowload or buy the Rute guide and get ready to learn.
Distribution: RedHat 9, Gentoo, I'm Working On More so Don't Bug Me.
additionally you could try changing to a less resource heavy linux distro.
Correct me If I am wrong, i'm fairly new to linux but a LiveCD of Gentoo, Slackware or even Redhat/Fredora would be a faster alternative.
I always considered Mandrake to be the Windows of the Linux operating systems.
But by all means correct me on that one.
*Begin Linux Friendly Rant*
I don't know how many times this has been said but I will say it again. Linux is no magic alternative. You get out of it what you put in, dont just bung it on a system and expect it to be perfect. You have to read, and learn, eventually the system will run the way you want it.
If you want everything out your hands use Windows or Mac, but you pay other prices for using them.
Linux is a user friendly environment not because it is easy to use, but because it does only what you want, when you want. If you know how to ask nicely.
Last edited by ShockTherapy; 11-17-2003 at 02:59 AM.