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Old 08-09-2003, 11:13 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by jmirles
I would say for a home user that doesn't want to learn the ins and outs of Linux
A home user who does not want (or who is too lazy to learn the ins and outs) of any operating system, should not be using that operating system. Specifically, if a user is not interested in learning how to use Linux, then do not use Linux, and just use Windoze, because that product is specifically built for the type of mentality you are describing.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:32 PM   #17
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. Seems that most folks just don't want to learn anything about the OS, they just want to use it. I read that all of the time, but never understood it until I saw the line of folks in Best Buy to have different programs installed. I mean, how smart do you have to be to install Quicken?

yeah crazy right. i mean who wants to buy a tv just to watch their favorite programs, and not wanting to learn about the inner workings of it!

stfu linux robot
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:10 PM   #18
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who wants to buy a tv just to watch their favorite programs, and not wanting to learn about the inner workings of it!
Your analogy is not correct for the statement it refers too.
jmirles, posted an observation that, while it may be asking for an opposing comment, does not at all deserve a rude insult.
Installing a program on Windows (which only takes one click per some posts ) can hardly be compared with building a TV from a kit.

I would hope that a mod would comment that STFU is hardly a proper followup to a decent comment.

Signed,
Another linux robot.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:12 PM   #19
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i mean who wants to buy a tv just to watch their favorite programs
Yeah, and with a TV you do not have to learn how to switch it on, tune the presets, learn how to operate the different functions on the remote control, adjust the volume, color, brightness etc for ambient conditions.

And connecting up VCRs and setting the timer and programming it to record you favorite shows etc.

And as for connecting up digital decoder boxes and dealing with HDTV, well that's just too much to expect, is it not?

I mean people just do not want to learn do they, because they are too lazy to deal with their ignorance?

A PC and the OS and software that goes with it, is a tool.

Do you learn how to use a tool (hammer, saw, chisel) properly?

And people just buy cars and do not want to learn how the innards work, but they still have to take driving lessons and pass a test
the last I heard.

So do you really think that it is any different with PCs?

No pain, no gain, adapt and learn.

Last edited by Corin; 08-09-2003 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:27 AM   #20
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My opinion is to try out Mandrake or RedHat for beginning, than move onto something like Debian or Slackware. Lindows is alright but it will teach you bad habits, like where it puts some files. If you are going to try out GNU/Linux try out one that follows at least some standards.
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