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I think I am just going to find windows somewhere and tell them that is what they ahve to use. This has become more of a hassle than it is worth. Hopefully someday there will be a version of Linus that is easy to use and install. Thanks for everyone's attempt to help.
Originally posted by rcpl I think I am just going to find windows somewhere and tell them that is what they ahve to use. This has become more of a hassle than it is worth. Hopefully someday there will be a version of Linus that is easy to use and install. Thanks for everyone's attempt to help.
Don't give up so easily. Its really not that hard as you make it. You have to realize that you are trying to install a OS on these machines that were made and designed most likely for win98 or earlier. Installing Redhat 8.0 and Mandrake 9.0 is like trying to install Windows XP on these same machines, which I could tell you right now those machines would spit the XP cd back in your face...
Oh well, do what you have to do but your giving up too soon..IMHO. You haven't even tried an older version or maybe another distro that is smaller and lighter. Also Linux you have to remember isn't Windows, not everything is automatically gonna do everything for you. Systems this old, your gonna have to get dirty with them.
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Problem is that many ppl (like me) don't have the right way of thinking about linux, probably due to too much exposure to m$. They (like I) think theres nothing which can not be fixed, since they mastered windows (thats was hard...) but on the first trouble in Linux they give up because they don't have the way of thinking, they don't know where to look and what information to provide. For ex. He said "i got an error message), as a matter of fact he said it twice, but never cited which erros, because from his point of view it doesn't matter, its an error they are all the same and useless as in windows, but well, in Linux world they help greatly to solve the probs.
I personally spent one whole week, probably some 20 hours in all to setup X in slack because i had NO idea what to do, and in that week i cursed myself so many times for even trying Linux, but once i got X setup, and it was really EASY, just i didnt know how, everything slowly started to make more sense since i figured where to look to fix things...
But its your choice, if you think Linux is just all work no play go back to Windows, it is a good OS as well, just, uhm... Different
Well, what do u know, i managed to write nothing useful although i wrote a mini-essay... I'm sure you were all interested in what i had to say... ohh well... sorry!