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Old 03-05-2004, 11:01 AM   #46
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This is hilarious. I feel the same way as "pleasehelpme" all the frickin' time. I guess I'm just patient like the rest of us. However I do agree with Drago "this guy should have just asked for help" ha-ha-ha
hahaha.

I guess the learning curve is just too steep to see the rewards right away.

George
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:02 PM   #47
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Well I feel I need to put my two cents worth in. Firstly I am a 44 year old white man that lives in a country (South Africa), that has lived under opression of "other" races and people simply because of the way they looked, smelt, spoke and thought. Thankfully for the last ten years this has changed. Not always for the better as I personally believe that the current institution is going the same way as my white ancestors, but it is change.

Where am I going with this, well firstly a number of you in this post slate someone for his / her lack of the command of the english language, which factually is not the universal language that many would believe. This in itself probably frustrates "pleasehelpme" as there is nothing more frustrating than an "Intelligent person" trying to communicate in a foreign language, the problems that they are experiencing. Why don't those of you that take the mickey out of this individual go and visit a country that does not speak any of the languages that you know so well and see how far you get.

Then you pull down MS. You are now doing exactly what MS followers have been doing for years. You are no better. It simply seems a tit for tat amongst you because of differences you cannot see past. What was that saying that went something like "Take the log out of your own eye to see, before taking the splinter out of someone else's eye". As moderator "unSpawn" has iterated, this is not the spirit of the opensource community. We all know how MS have and will continue to work. Do yourselves a favour and hire the movie "The Pirates of Silcon Valley" and you will get an idea of who the real industry pirates were and are. Yes this is embelished with Holllywood flare but there are some real facts in it. I have been around long enough to see and know that. This is where the opensource community is trying to change all of that. Where people out of the love of what they do are contributing to the global population of a better work ethic. Where it is OK to receive a fair reward for what you do to pay the bills etc but not be like the Bill Gates of the world where to be the most powerful financial person of the world is their goal. I personally consider this shallow but hey so what, that's what he get's high on. Stop worrying what the MS crowd are doing or saying. This is simply the death lament of an operation that is fighting for survival because they are being shown that working as a world community does work and a real profit can be realised without ripping off the general public. Let's focus on their mistake only to the point in that we all create a better product without those mistakes in it, whatever they be.

We, who openly and freely support this opensource community, do not need "wannabe's" who originally came from the MS world with their limited knowledge and now spout, as so called Linux experts, garbage from their mouths because a newbie is struggling with a new product or environment. Take a look in the mirror, we all were newbies at one time, and there is no harm in asking for and receiving help. That is the best form of growth.

This seems to be today's, young genration's problem amongst a lot of you. You think you know it all at your young ages, but really have to grow up to learn something. And don't think all older people are stupid. If it wasn't for older people you would not have half the technology gadgets and toys you now use and play with today.

And in response to Drago. he was asking for help in the only way he knew how with all of his frustrations and language problems. What greater gift could you receive than from someone who considers you as a source of information and asks in respect of you, your opinion or expertise. You instantly become a teacher. I think most parent who know this forum will know what I am talking about. I would take any bet wagered out there that if "pleasehelpme" had someone from his own culture and language, who could be considered and expert in Linux, explain to him and help him with his problems, we would have a new convert. That is how "TRUE" leadership and respect are earned.

ADIOS
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:01 PM   #48
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i too have had my share of problems with linux. i have an older lap top ive tried installing mandrake on... ive been working at it for probably a good month+. havent given up yet though, i just keep trying different resources to get help.

one thing i dont get is why did you pay for linux in the first place? isnt it an open source, meaning free?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:44 PM   #49
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one thing i dont get is why did you pay for linux in the first place? isnt it an open source, meaning free?
Perhaps a bit more reading on this subject is required....
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:52 PM   #50
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/me laughs out loud

/me rubs his eyes

that first post really heart my eyes and they are already bad enough; no wonder there are rules for avoiding all cap-talk

just one other dissatisfied linux user; just like there are dissatisfied windows user, mac users unix users, dos users, bsd, etc...

can't please everyone i guess? but it does make me wonder what he tried... it is almost sad, but i have my eyes to tend to now....
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:38 AM   #51
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See if there is a LUG in your area. If there is then contact them, maybe someone would be willing to help you personally. Or maybe they will have an "install fest" you can go to it and bring your PC. I see nothing in your systems that looks like it will not work with Linux. I don't know about the VIA P4X266 but the VIA P4M266 is fully Linux compatible. Nvidia's give alot of people problems, and I would bet that that was most of your problems.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:47 AM   #52
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Me fail english? that's unpossible
 
Old 03-20-2004, 10:09 PM   #53
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Woah !
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:28 AM   #54
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It's funny seeing someone bashing Linux who thinks that he's tried every distro and who thinks that FreeBSD is a Linux distro. lol The other bad news is that there are litterally hundreds of distros. In fact, I learn of a new one almost everyday.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 11:26 AM   #55
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You sir [thread starter], are a retard!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 02:19 PM   #56
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Yes he is. I think he should stay in his proprietary world and not bash on the world of open source that happens to be a million times better.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:02 PM   #57
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I dont think the "pleasehelpme" does not know english. He is probably one of those annoying people who skipped english class his whole life. seeing that hes like "LINUX SUXXORZ@!!!~!~~! ROFFLE WAFFLE!!! LOL !!111!!!11". my solution? try Suse! :P
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:06 PM   #58
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My solution? Try Gentoo. Molds to what you need, and dependencies are no problem.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:28 PM   #59
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Pwn, I seriously doubt that this guy will get Gentoo running.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 09:09 PM   #60
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Thumbs down You are wrong

Microsoft is the one to be blamed! Not Linux! Linux Rules. Microsoft is a scammer. Two very visited sites use Linux. Goggle and Yahoo proudly use Linux. Ah well have fun being ripped off bye Microsoft

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