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Old 04-29-2004, 10:04 PM   #76
jaz
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keep working with it and you'll get it. Decide what you want to use your Linux PC for..it will do anything for you that Windows will (with the exception of playing all the games Window$ has available) but you will have to get your hands dirty sometimes. The great thing is you actually learn and learning is fun right? But the best thing about using *Nix is the freedom which you dont have with Windows. I still use my Windows box for gaming/multimedia and downloading music but I spend most of my time ENJOYING all of the options available using Linux.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #77
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Originally posted by Crito
It's the ancient hardware you're running it on. Linux is so bleeding edge, 3.6GHz P4's are already obsolete.
I wouldn't say that. I'm running Linux on some ancient hardware, much older than his and it work fine. Some very low end junk stuff also, like a VIA processor intergrated on to a $5 cpu-mobo deal. Still works. Lucky or is Linux just that good? I'd say the 2nd choice, becuase I'm not that good.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:43 AM   #78
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People, people

This is now Post #78 and the original poster has not once returned to this thread, in fact, they were last logged in here in December last year. I believe it is safe to say that Pleasehelpme has either gone back to Windows or has got his system up and running and no longer needs help.

Please, let this thread die, you are all doing the online equivalent of muttering amongst yourselves.

He's gone now, let's all move along and get on with our lives.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:44 AM   #79
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hehehehehe, LMAO. i started my linux quest when i was 11, and her ei am, 17 (almost 18), and im still using it. he's just one of those lazy people who expect everything now now now. "i want it NOW!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHH". i admit, im that way, but if something doesnt work, i try and make it work and i dont whine about it.


"This user is clearly completely incompetent.

How can you not get mandrake working.

To say that unix is poor compared to windows is plain riduclous. 95% of web pages are on unix/linux boxes, which I think tells you something about the relative merits of various OS's.

Maybe that person should have learnt just a LITTLE about PC's before diving into linux. Unix poor? Pah. process independance:
unix: 1979
windows: ????

Those who don't understand unix are destined to reinvent it - badly"

EXACTLY!!! mandrake (9.0-10.0) are all pretty much self-installing. just select what you want to install, and everything is done automatically. it was way easier than a windows installation. especially with the auto-partitioning.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:16 PM   #80
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well pleasehelpme i happen to be the guy with the solution to all of your problems. so you have two PC's huh? well i currently have 7 operating PC's. yes they all have different stats. you see i build computers, and i work in satellite communication for the US army (meaning lots of computer interaction) but the major plus is i also happen to be into building xbox's. this is how i found your solution. (yeah i know who cares what Ive got, but that isn't the point just background story). so anyway i was building a new PC about a week ago to run my Suse on, when my son told me his xbox had broken (i have been secretly waiting on that glorius event for weeks and weeks). so i stopped my SUSE project to begin my xbox project. i was copying off of xbox hacker and saw a manner in which you can supply power to only one hard drive at a time while still having three hooked up at a time. well i didnt think three was enough. nor did i like that only one harddrive could possibly get power what if i wanted 2 or three of them on so i could transfer files? anyway to make a long story short it now has a raid 0 with two 250's (for storage of xp pro, both hdd's work at same time) with a 20 gig for system files running xp pro, ), one 10 gig running the standard xbox dashboard (this is no longer really an xbox but more a computer now, but everything functions including xbox live), a 20 gig running mandrake 10, and a 10 gig running redhat 9 (i personally dont like redhat 9 so this is going to change but for now thast how it is). anyway everything works and it all works with linux and every other OS i am currently using. i am at this exsact moment downloading free BSD to replace redhat with.

so if you would like me to build a computer of a similar fashion for you that i garantee all the hardware will be completely compliant with all preinstalled (this means before you get it) software.

it runs everything on seperate HDD's so there is no conflicting and it is quit beautiful. of course i had to build the case myself out of sheet metal but i am getting better at metal working so maybe your case will be better than mine.

my email adress is right on this site with my info.

credit card only (if this guys buys a comp linuxquestions.org will recieve 10% donation)

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Old 05-18-2004, 02:45 PM   #81
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People, 2 posts above a very wise moderator said leave this thread alone (or somesuch).

Pleasehelpme has not posted in ages - he cares about this thread far less than you do.

If you are going to feed a troll, feed one who is still around.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:59 PM   #82
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Sorry, too stupid to look at the Mod's post. Read it and edited this one out.

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Old 09-05-2004, 05:15 PM   #83
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For the originator of this thread.....wow,.....just...wow.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #84
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Colossus610, please read a few threads up or for your viewing pleasure, I will post it again:

Quote:
People, people

This is now Post #78 and the original poster has not once returned to this thread, in fact, they were last logged in here in December last year. I believe it is safe to say that Pleasehelpme has either gone back to Windows or has got his system up and running and no longer needs help.

Please, let this thread die, you are all doing the online equivalent of muttering amongst yourselves.

He's gone now, let's all move along and get on with our lives.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:26 PM   #85
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You have used Windoze so long, you don't even know what CAPS mean. With Windows you learn the 5% you can learn with Linux. In other words, you are just being lazy.

Last edited by Spy47; 09-05-2004 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:50 PM   #86
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"Old Posts Never Die... They Just Fade Away..."
Sorry mods I just couldn't help meself :)
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:14 PM   #87
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You know - I really thought you weren't a troll, till I saw your location was earth, and realized that your failure to comprehend where the drag and drop was is the problem.

You're a troll -

No one in their right mind would go into the kernel before they even know how to manipulate the desktop - you remind me of another tird I met that asked me to come over to his house and fix his "God Damn Computer"

He was running WinBlows 2000.

When I got there, he was so hopped up on pills, his hands were shaking so much, he was hitting two keys at a time, hadn't spelled 50% of his work right, and was so drunk he couldn't find the "on key".

No wonder he couldn't surf- he couldn't spell -

Sound familiar - look at your post.

No wonder he couldn't get anything to work - he was trying to surf without logging on...

Is any of this sinking in ??

YOU'RE the problem, not the program....

Go back to WinBlows - and get out of the Linux Forums -

learn how to operate the system before you try and compile the kernel -

read a book on the subject -

Do ANYthing but expect to instantly know how to run Linux just because you have MicroShit experience....

I've been using Linux since it was dumped out on the internet, and I've never had a blue screen of death - but then again, I can read english and I learned what to do first instead of sit there and bitch about my own stupidity....

Dummy....

<<laughter>>

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Old 12-02-2004, 04:30 AM   #88
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I think this thread has served whatever weird purpose it had and is no longer going anywhere. Closed.
 
  


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