I do,nt know if I like puters,but they exercise, a sort of mystical fasination on me. I think it might be the jargon,terminology that is never ending, and now of course the moral crusade and idealism of the whole Linux idea is akin to christianity aposition to "an eye for an eye" Came across that book last night "the Cathedral &the Bazzar" Powerfull title and concept. Hav'nt read it yet though.Alongside the " Anti-Globalisation" movement Linux seems to have some rare idealism about it, when idealism is no what it used to be.
Just have my first PC ( I'm over 50) about 8 months and XP home has been easy and well behaved but looking for a challenge and like taking things apart so this A.M finally threw caution to the wind and banged in a magazine copy of Mandrake 9.1. The install and resizing was fast and easy, but no modem or cd roms workin yet.
Also have Brother Laser HL 1230 and small graphic tablet. Any chance they will work some day. Have aLinux HSF modem driver on XP partition,(DOS)floppy and CDR but do'nt know how to install in 'drake.Rgds Martin