Originally Posted by quip
I know you don't want to hear this, but ... you're going to have to take the plunge to find out for sure.
You're quite right! It's a matter of whether I clobber Windows for fun, or go through the bother of keeping it for a while. There are a couple of progs I use under Windows, OCR things, and push come to shove I can run them on another computer for a time. I gotta say though, Win XP is very peppy and I haven't had security problems. Some of the old reasons don't necessarily apply. Still, the programming environment, tyro though I am, is friendlier in Linux.
One other thing that puzzles me. I'm using Slax, (well not at this exact moment), and it can't find my radio and television feeds (www rtve es) and (www elpais es). I take it that Mozilla is better adapted, and that accessing these things won't be a problem for the various sound/image stream programs? The thing is the way the web pages are set up it's not always possible to see what the actual URL is. So if the browser doesn't pick it up and pass it off to a working ancillary program, I'm stuck without my daily dose of Spanish. Thanks for your feedback!