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Excuse me if this conversation is old, but are there other newbies that aren't sure whether it's worth sticking with Linux/Knoppix given the pervasiveness of the Microsoft culture?
I like lots about Linux Knoppix 3.6. Its GUI is nice; it purports to get no viruses and it's pretty easy to use. However, I keep finding glitches that for a newbie takes time--and I wonder if it's worth it. Are there other newbies that would strongly recommend I stick with it? If so, why?
Here's what I've had problems with: I can't print labels; the New File options are still in German when everything else is in English; Open Office isn't as good with formatting sometimes; I can't seem to get my media flashplayer to open despite downloading it (and certain websites require it); it isn't compatible with ACT!; and, there just seem to be too many instances where Microsoft software is required.
If there was someone in town who was offering a class for newbies on how to use Linux/Knoppix it would be one thing...but there isn't and I simply don't have time to learn it all on my own or through this forum (I don't think). Thanks for listening and your advice...
Distribution: gentoo from stage3 with 2.6.7 development kernel
if you ask my advise, i strongly recomend you to install Mandrake or Feedora Core. They are easyer to use than knoppix, and much more powerfull. I have started with mandrake and i tell you i had an easy life.