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Old 01-03-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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linux is still for geeks


linux is still for geeks
 
Old 01-03-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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linux is still for geeks
And aside from an obvious troll post, is there a point to your statement?
 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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Whose trolling? I'm not saying nothing nasty about linux. I will still use linux but on a limited basis.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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Funny thing about geeks, they pretty much control the world. Since I was a geek in high school, it was a wonderful experience at my 25th high school reunion (won't tell you how long ago that was!) to see that all the jocks and barbies were still pretty much the way they had been in high school, working at about the same income level that they were at in high school, and all the geeks were doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc.

Be kind to geeks. Someday one will be your boss. And will show you how to work your computer. And will be the ones who designed your computer in the first place.
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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Whose trolling? I'm not saying nothing nasty about linux. I will still use linux but on a limited basis.
Trolling is not always nasty, sometimes just pointless and/or obscure. So what was the point of the original post?

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Old 01-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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Linux is for anyone or everyone that wants it, no matter what label they or others tag them with.
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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linux is still for geeks
Because the OP seems to have diisappeared (another characteristic of trolls), and because I have a little time on my hands, I will consider some possible meanings of the original post...

linux is still for geeks, just like in the olden days...
linux is still for geeks, and quickly becoming a holiday tradition!
linux is still for geeks, despite efforts to change that.
linux is still for geeks, but now for lesser mortals too!
linux is still for geeks, but squirms around more for others...
linux is still for geeks, and distills the best geek spirits!
linux is still for geeks, like Remington Sword steel. (but you mis-spelled it).
linux is still for geeks, having stood the test of time...

Idle time can be an ugly thing...
 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #8
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I find it a bit strange that you use Tinycore, a distro that is indeed not really aimed at the "normal user". Maybe it would be better if you use one of the distros aimed at ease-of-use, like Mint, Mepis or one of the *buntus.
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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I'm no geek. Wish I was though.
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #10
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Since the OP is not a geek, I guess he/she should feel right at home continuing to using windows
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:46 PM   #11
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Geeks

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linux is still for geeks
You mean the Geeks that were the foundation of Western civilization?

Sorry, couldn't resist that. I'm not a geek either, but I'm working at becoming one. Some days I want to cry and wish for the days when Windows worked without a lot of drama. Then, every now and then, Something Works! And all is joy in Mudville.

There is a learning curve. I figure it will be worth the work.
 
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:46 PM   #12
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just a stray moment of discouragement. Linux is too complicated. Sometimes it is but most the time it works as good what you see through the other window. It's worth persisting with Linux and the day will come when you look back and marvel about what you've learned in the meantime; from geeks on the forums (a big hand to all the serious geeks and nerds) from direct experience or from books, and how you now answer others questions. So go ahead and ask so you can get somewhere. There are some sharks in these waters with good intentions and hungrily snapping at any questions.
good luck

I used to laugh at geeks now I'm turning into one too.
 
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:37 AM   #13
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Have you tried distro more userfriendly as ubuntu/mint/fedora/opensuse instead of tinycore?
 
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:34 AM   #14
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I am a geek (see below), and always have been. Is that why I've never had a computer with Windows?
 
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:25 PM   #15
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Windows is what non-computer-literate folks tend to use. Windows is the way it is for a reason - so dumb people can use it (although I think Windows has gotten much more difficult to use ever since Vista came out). Linux does take a bit more computer-savvy to master. And you can do much more with Linux once you've mastered it. I guess you can call that "geek". I think Linux users are proud geeks, even though the O.P. tried to use "geek" as some kind of put-down. Geeks are smart, typical Windows users, no so much.

However, my 84 year old parents use Linux with no problems. A lot less problems than when they used Windows as a matter of fact. And I just upgraded my father-in-laws computer (he's 94!) to Linux from Windows 7. But then, they all have ME as their personal remote support assistant. They need very little support, except I did install the OS for them (not that they could have installed Windows by themselves either).
 
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