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Can someone help a dumb old electrician install f-prot in suse 9.2. I couldn't get past the first step.issue the following command "cd/usr/local" my shell told me no such directory exists. Shuould I replace local with home? Or what should I do.
Most of us aren't geniuses. Just people who took the same journey you're starting. If you screw things up enough times, you're bound to learn how to fix them.
Here's a bit of a long article about why linux is not like windows. Be aware that your success rate in linux is very dependent on your willingness to learn new things and navigate a sometimes steep learning curve. Some people who are just "ill with windows" don't succeed on linux. Not that they can't, but they don't have the willingness that is required to unlearn what they know about Windows.
I was always under the impression that electricians were generally intelligent people and had a knack for fixing things. Probably why they're using linux. Don't have to be a genius to use linux though... actually, its pretty easy once you get the hang of it. But it helps (in finding good porn).
My dad was a project manager for Bell South. He was a very intelligent man. He worked on many network projects and was one of the project managers on the communications for the Florida Lottery. So when I think of some of the people who know what they are doing on computers I think of him. I have been using linux for about a year and a half. I bought several O'Reilly books including:
learning the bash shell
Linux in a nutshell
Linux Pocket Reference Guide and a few others, so I am definitely commited to becoming proficient. Some things just haven't gelled quite yet. If I could sit down for a few days with someone who knew what they were doing I feel that would help emensely.