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I am seriously thinkin about going back to windows... I am having so many problems on Linux, one of the reasons I wanted linux was for less problems and stability, so far its been stable...but the problems are 100X worse then on windows. ON windows I can play gmaes, listen to music and surf the web, download programs all with just a click of a button, with linux, its constant typing, and failing..then when u want some new software, the problems start all over again. And realy, I havent seen that much more stability and speed with Linux, in fact, pages load a little slower then on windows, and more of my RAM is in use on Linux then on windows. I have yet to see a reason to keep using Linux.
People tell me that Linux is about learning and freedom, I dunno what freedom is to them, freedom to me is being able to do somthing without a hassle, and all linux is, is a hassle.
I know that you have put a lot of work into this (hell, I've been there with you for a bit of it), so its not gonna be easy to scrap. But, you've had so many things not work for you out of the box, I'd like to see you have a positive experience with Linux. Why don't you scrap MDK9.2 and replace it with a fresh install of MDK10. I told you the community download would be just a little longer. Well, its here now You can get it from the links HERE or you might wanna try something else like Knoppix (or Mepis), which are Debian-based, which makes updating easy. I know Mepis includes things like Realplayer, flash and java. I know you said you didn't want to distro-hop, but I think you'd have a better experience if everything 'just worked', and everything you have as equipment should work fine. BTW, I think that Mepis and Knoppix have the Nvidea drivers on the disk, if I read right. I don't game a whole lot, but I kept win98 on a small partition so I could play the oldies that I like once in a while. Everything else, I do in Linux. I watch movies, play music, surf, etc, and its pretty much seamless. Good luck whatever you decide, Kyle.
when you know what you are doing (or at least want to learn), you can get linux to rock...
but when you don't know the basics and are quite impatient, you can make linux suck very quickly, and you will get nowhere - fast... you might even walk away with a skewed image of what linux really is...
yes, linux is about freedom (just as windows is about money)...
but linux is also about POWER... linux puts _huge_ amounts of power at your fingertips... the thing is, it's up to YOU to do something with that power... and before you do something with that power, you need to know how to do it... if you don't know how to work with that power, or if you lack the will and desire to learn what to do with it and how, then what you're doing is USELESS...
when a kid is learning to ride a bike (without training wheels) for the first time he will fall all over himself quite often, he will get many cuts and scrapes, he might even break a few bones - whatever... the point is: he stays with the program... he goes to the park and watches how the other kids ride... he studies their moves... he looks for a tutorial on google... he gets help from his dad, who sometimes holds the bike from the seat for support... then one day he "gets it"... and now he can ride his bike all over the place with no problem... now he can really enjoy the ride... he can go far away... he can go very fast... he can do lots of tricks... he can enjoy the benefits of riding a bicycle instead of a "cute little tricyle" or a bike with training-wheels... and the thing is, when he was learning and falling all over himself, HE DIDN'T BITCH AND MOAN THAT THE "BIKE SUCKED"... it's not the bike's fault... the bike was fine... a person who knows to ride a bike could take that very same bike the kid was crashing all over the place and use it to win a freestyle event, or a bmx... the kid could have simply given-up and went back to the cute tricycle... but even a little kid can understand that the little hell he experiences learning to ride the bike isn't the bike's fault... there's no "i prefer my cute little tricycle because i can sit there, clueless, without falling" or anything like that... sure, the tricycle is easy... yes, you can sit there, clueless, and not fall on your face... and when you wanna ride around in circles in your parent's garage, it's awesome... but learning to ride a real bike without the training wheels was well worth the effort... ASK ANY KID.
there's no reason to point fingers, and there's no need to post FUD...
there's thousands of us right here right now who were once just as stumped as you are now, and today we wouldn't use a windoze machine EVEN IF SOMEONE PAID US TO DO IT...
(of course a lot of linux users also use windows, but you get the point...)
i really hope you don't give-up... i hope at least you do as vectordrake posted and try another flavor... but even if you decide not to, at least you can't say you didn't try...
IT'S OKAY, LINUX ISN'T FOR EVERYONE!!!
(and no one is saying that it is...)
i do wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide...
I have been trying to get my sound up for about 5 hours straight now..still nothing...I have no idea what the problem could be.
I went into my BIOS and disabled ac'97, then XMMS wouldent even play an mp3, got an error about hardware not hooked up right, so I went back into the BIOS and enabled it, and it plays the song, but no sound, so im pretty sure that my sonboard sound is compatable.
Originally posted by /home/kyle I already went and posted, I was talking to Megaman X, he helped me decide, and im gonna keep Linux.
I've missed that one . Cool mate! Thanks. I really would love if you stay and help the community to move forward with the great Linux. And convince those guys that Xbox is really good too , lol. Just don't hate me if at the end things goes bad. It was a GNU advice, comes free and without guaranty