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Old 12-03-2003, 02:58 PM   #31
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This guy has got troll written all over him,... I mean c'mon. This guy'd complain if you drove to his home, installed Linux for him, showed him all the differences, and held his hand as you burned CDs for him.

Knoppix is great as a stand alone distro anyway...
No Trial CD??? What does he think it is, a DEMO that you can't do anything in??? Knoppix out of the sleeve is more powerful than XPee pre-installed. You've got a full OS with word processing suite, games, multiple browsers... I've used it as a RESCUE disk for gosh sakes...

He's trying to goad us here into flaming him...
Remember the best advice is... Don't feed the Troll...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:06 PM   #32
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Hi XavierP

You have got some very good points there
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:14 PM   #33
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JaseP
[B]This guy has got troll written all over him,... I mean c'mon. This guy'd complain if you drove to his home, installed Linux for him, showed him all the differences, and held his hand as you burned CDs for him.


LOL Well said!



Knoppix is great as a stand alone distro anyway...
No Trial CD??? What does he think it is, a DEMO that you can't do anything in??? Knoppix out of the sleeve is more powerful than XPee pre-installed. You've got a full OS with word processing suite, games, multiple browsers... I've used it as a RESCUE disk for gosh sakes...


So have I. I had a (powerful) operating system when my HD failed
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:15 PM   #34
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I thought so Alessandro

Plus, (again reading back through his posts) he tends to post a couple of times and then never come back. So all of this is a way for us all to let off steam. He'll never come back to this thread.

Great, eh?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:18 PM   #35
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Okay I'm new to Linux also, just started using it a few days ago. But I did a lot of reading before hand and I chose Mandrake because of what it offered. I am also confused on some things in Linux but I ask questions and follow through on answers, this guy is pathetic, does he need someone to hold his hand? Oh and there is NO such thing as a Windows Power-User. Come on, those bone-heads at Microsoft don't even know how to run their own software, why do you think they're constantly working on something else -- it's because they want to phase out the old thing they forgot how to use or fix :0) Anyway though, I do agree Linux isn't for everyone, but instead of slamming it, why don't you learn about it first? Besides that, there are a lot of hard working people out there providing a FREE STABLE OS & SOFTWARE to everyone, and they don't ask for anything, you can't say that about the other guys can you? Oh yeah, these same people are ALWAYS HELPFUL, and are ALWAYS FIXING their products. Something else the other guys will NEVER do.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:22 PM   #36
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So all of this is a way for us all to let off steam.
Indeed! It is true for me as well
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #37
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Mandrake has good tech support?!?!?

You're obviously new to Mandrake,... not that it's a bad OS, but they tend to be a little lax in the area of tech support. They produce patches and whatnot, but they really don't support their users. For that you need to visit:

http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php

... and get help from other users.

I used Mandrake from 8.1 to 8.2 PowerPack and was always underimpressed by their tech support.

Now I use SuSE 8.2 and never NEEDED tech support with it. In fact, my only issues were that WineX had a problem with one game that other distros didn't and that I had my USB configured without USB 2.0 support and turning it on doesn't cause the system to recognize that fact and start using the correct kernel driver modules for it (neither of which are huge issues). Oh, sorry,... the Homeworld SDL alpha doesn't work either... no biggie there either since I can run it with WineX3.2.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #38
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He isn't really a troll, he wants to do what he wants, when he wants it and that is it. He has a valid email and MSN handle, so true troll, no, hilarious, yes. Got a kick out of this post. He shows up all over google. Even if he never comes back, the humor is still great. How about this for a list of DEMANDS, NOW! Wonder why he hasn't had any replies?

http://www.sitepointforums.com/showthread.php?t=140828

R.O.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:30 PM   #39
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OK, so he's not a troll,...
He's just a leech...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:32 PM   #40
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Thehellwitu has gone, probably neverto return.

To anyone who has come here with the same question:

Lindows and Lycoris are the most Windows-like - but they cost. Thing is, no matter how much it looks like Windows, the commands and underlying structure are very different. You need to spend time learning new commands and file structures - if you are not prepared to put in a little time (and to basic things, it is only a little time) then you will not be able to use the OS and will not get anything out of it.

Equally, shouting about Windows Power Userage cuts little ice on a non-Windows forum. If we were to wander onto a Microsoft forum (and they are a bunch of helpful people there, I've used them myself and gotten loads of assistance) and say "oh this is a rubbish OS, I know nothing but you must respect me because I'm a Linux power user", what do you think the response will be?

I imagine that Thehellwitu has either moved on to another forum or is lurking in the background hoping that someone (anyone?) will agree with him. And then I smile.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:35 PM   #41
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And wow to all those requirements - if you have a spare server, spare bandwidth, spare time to set it all up for me and spare cash, can I have it all as well?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:36 PM   #42
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Now I use SuSE 8.2 and never NEEDED tech support with it. In fact, my only issues were that WineX had a problem with one game that other distros didn't and that I had my USB configured without USB 2.0 support and turning it on doesn't cause the system to recognize that fact and start using the correct kernel driver modules for it (neither of which are huge issues). Oh, sorry,... the Homeworld SDL alpha doesn't work either... no biggie there either since I can run it with WineX3.2.
You might want to try 9.0 Pro.
Contrary to what some people say, I find it a major improvement when compared to 8.2

I have both
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:43 PM   #43
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I bought 8.2 only a few months before 9.0 came out. My next upgrade will be to a stable release 2.6 kernel...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:49 PM   #44
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9.0 Pro is excellent - easy install and loads of programs. Beneath A Steel Sky too!
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:03 PM   #45
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I bought 8.2 only a few months before 9.0 came out. My next upgrade will be to a stable release 2.6 kernel...
If you don't want to spend money for 9.0 just a few month after you bought 8.2 it is quite understandable, IMO
Then you could consider doing what many others do: go to Linuxiso.org-> Suse, and there you'll find a few links to a free download. (I have used those links myself, but not for Suse, which I bought)
 
  


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