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Still a N00b

Posted 11-04-2009 at 07:30 PM by zaivala

I'm one of those Linux users who would like Linux to operate more like, at least in appearance and functionality, Windoze. I've been having a great time with Ubuntu, using it regularly since 8.04 Hardy Heron. I still don't know many of the ins and outs of Linux or even Ubuntu, as I'm more of a user than a programmer or administrator. If someone tells me to go into Terminal and enter ____, I can copy and paste, run it, and report the results, but that's about as deep as I get.

The main problem with tutorials is that they don't usually address whatever distro I'm using, and the distro is updated too frequently for a book on the subject to be valid for long. The main problem with my using tutorials to learn Linux is my severe lack of time, due to the many things I am doing in the Real World (which includes a lot of time online with friends and such).

Which would beg the question, what am I doing on LQ? Good question. What's the answer? Dunno.

Most of my issues are with software -- such as, why do all open document programs (OOo, AbiWord, KWord, etc.) use the same awful conversion program to convert DOC to RTF? OOo has noted the problem and stated they are not intending to correct it, and I certainly don't have the skills to do anything about it. If someone would fix this one issue, I would never need to use Windoze again.
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    I stopped using Ubuntu when they introduced Unity. The desktop needed drivers which were not available for my computer, and yes, I could select other desktops, but at least for the first two versions with Unity you had to install Unity FIRST and then change desktops.

    I've tried a few others. I'm currently in love with Precise Puppy 5.7.1.
    Posted 12-07-2013 at 03:19 PM by zaivala zaivala is offline


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