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I'm a newbie/novice and Yes, I love that idea. thats just what Linux needs. 906 53.83%
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:57 AM   #2011
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I've reported this going-round-in-circles thread to be closed once and for all and give it a decent burial.

With all due respect to the participants in this debate, it's been going on for far too long with the same arguments repeated on both sides not once, not twice not thrice, no a fifty times, not even a hundred times, not even 500 times but two thousand times and counting.

It's not even funny any more and its a big headache for us regulars on the General forum to see this thread on top all the time.

Everybody has made their points more than clearly and all is appreciated, but I think it's time this thing came to an end NOW!

Thanks for reading this.
Old 06-03-2005, 06:19 AM   #2012
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EliasAlucard said
I've been using Mandrake 10.2 now for a little while. The installation of the entire OS is easy, I would even dare to say that it's easier than Windows.

Yeah totally agree

Old 06-03-2005, 01:01 PM   #2013
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Linux in general will never be easy. There will always been distros that are meant for the geeks like like to get down and dirty. However, there are numerous distros that make it easy to use linux. Even debian, which is always billed as a more difficult distro to use has things to speed things up and make things simpler. Hours to install firefox? Maybe if you're compiling it and all its dependencies on a 486.

"apt-get install mozilla-firefox"

Or use something like the KDE package manger or the other front ends.

If linux in general was made simpler, it'd lose alot of its current users who enjoy they have to use their noggin a bit. No one here is stopping people from using Mandrake or Linspire though (which are meant for people who want a easy to use OS).
Old 06-03-2005, 01:42 PM   #2014
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I still haven't figured out how to use easyrpm/urpmi or whatever those rpm sites are called.

Sure, you have to know your root password, and how to type "su" in a console window, but, come on! Visit and follow the instructions there. Then you can use the Mandrake Control Center/rpmdrake to install, remove, and update software.
Old 06-03-2005, 02:53 PM   #2015
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Okey dokey - Harishankar is right, this has gone on too long. It's a great megathread but I think we have strayed from the original intent - especially since Linux has become far easier since it was started.

If someone wants to start a totally original version of this that doesn't simply rehash the old old arguments, feel free. But only one.

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