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I'm a newbie/novice and Yes, I love that idea. thats just what Linux needs. 906 53.83%
I'm an occassional user, I don't care either way. 222 13.19%
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:50 PM   #1276
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I hate to say it, but digiot is right. Give me DOS any day...
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:54 PM   #1277
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Yeah, my dad tells me that and that 5.25 inch Floppies rock, but I am still having a time getting him to use the iBook rightly!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:10 AM   #1278
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To the people that think Linux is too hard to use, and distros should be easer to use, i have a few things to tell you, the first is:



second is, insted of posting threads in the linuxQUESTIONS forum crying about how linux is hard to use, why dont you post some questions. Just an idea

third is, if you still think linux is so hard and your just crying a river, no one made you install linux on your computer. If you think it is so hard, then why are you using it?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:04 AM   #1279
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I have to agree with that. Also, most people have transitioned to linux because they want to learn more. Let's face it, you can't really grow and learn much at all with M$ xp.

There may be challenges along the way, but when you overcome and master them, you've just learned a bit more about real computing.

Let linux be linux and we'll all be better off.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:05 AM   #1280
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Where's the "I'm a newbie and I like it" response?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:15 AM   #1281
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Why does reading this thread always remind me of this?

 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:08 AM   #1282
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i'm a newbie/novice too but i appreciate linux the way it is. it shouldn't become a no-brainer like windose. i'm very new to linux and i discovered that i'm an idiot here, even though i was a windows smartie-of-sorts. this means that if you're a windows master you might still only be a linux average. so yeah, that's what usually happens. we idiots start with windows, then when we become a smartie there we can be a n00b in linux and climb again :P
go linux! thank you contributors of the community!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:36 AM   #1283
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Why does reading this thread always remind me of this?

...because it applies
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:40 AM   #1284
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...because it applies
Now you have gone and told it ...
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:53 AM   #1285
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Now you have gone and told it ...
Sorry. It slipped! But it was so easy to do with my Linux machine! Perhaps I should have booted back into "Old Game console", er '98 and perhaps it would have been harder to say..........
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:56 AM   #1286
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I'd still like to know where Paul Parr is. He had such a nice intro, which is why people still read this thread. Going on 10 months since his last post. Yo! Paul?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:56 AM   #1287
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... should have booted back into "Old Game console", er '98 ....
Argh . Command line rulez. You have no DOS?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:28 AM   #1288
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I have forgotten how to use it. LOL. And to think that I was so resistant to Win3.0...

...and yes, CLI rulez. I just telnetted an email..har!
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:24 AM   #1289
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Hello,
To the people who say "You just have to THINK a little to use LINUX", I agree. That's fair enough.
The only issue I have is - very simply - TIME. I don't have time to fiddle about with finding how to run .bin files and .sh scripts and PERL because my Alcatel dsl modem is installed (yes - using GNOME and Mandrake 9.2) but I can't figure out how to get it online.
Sure - I could sit down for 6 or 8 hours and go online using XP, searching for manual install scripts for it, trying things, looking up THOSE error messages (after going back into XP), trying the new fixes, Looking up MORE errors/correcting mistakes etc, over and over.

Or I could look up 'how to uninstall Mandrake off my XP partition without having to reinstall XP' in a half-hour or so.

I get home at 7, up at 5. I go to bed at 9 or 10. I don't have TIME to fiddle endlessly with my PC. My wife has to use it too, and she doesn't care one way or the other whether she uses Netscape on XP or Opera on Mandrake.
She DOESN'T want to be tapping her foot for a week while I boot up, fiddle with scripts and help menus and bits, reboot into XP, search for more info/patches/help, reboot into Mandrake, etc repeat as necessary.

Windows does suck. It is buggy. It has HUGE security holes. It's closed architecture. It has a nnaaaaaaasty bad registry that can cripple your system.
However, I plug in my USB modem, it recognises it. I click 'make new connection', put in my login and password, my dsl dialup number, hit OK and it WORKS. Every time. To log on, I double click the icon it makes for me.
My wife is happy.
I am therefore happy.

Anyone care to refute that?
Ta...

PS. EDIT------>
I WILL get LINUX adsl working eventually, using up a whole weekend. I'm stubborn. No one MADE me install it, as someone of 'elite' status will undoubtly moan to me. I know it is better, just a big pain if time is tight - and the documentation/help is DIRE!

Last edited by Ygarl; 03-12-2004 at 03:39 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:11 AM   #1290
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Yep . The situation that you described for windows is the case here at home. I spent hours trying to get the thing to work and set up. The augments between the wife and myself happened every time she wanted to get on the system. I was always fixing it. After making the switch to Linux. Well.....Ya I spent more time in the beginning. But now I have more time to spend with the wife and kids because I'am not always FIXING it. No more augments between the wife and I evey time she goes to use it Its the very same way she left it. Now I learned enough that when I put in an upgrade it takes less than an hour and then I run a script before I go to bed and in the morning everything is done with all the latest games and software. Since making the switch to Linux well life just can't get any better than this. I have a system that I can get some work done and still have family bliss............
 
  


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