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Old 10-07-2002, 05:02 PM   #1
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Linux will never replace MS operating systems

I will probably catch some heat over this and I really do not care.

I installed mandrake 9 on one of my computers. All I can say is that it has a lot of options and I really like it.

But it will never replace windows in fact I might uninstall mandrake.

1 I palyed a cd audio using kscd no problems. For the life of me I can not play an audio cd using xmms. I have read for about 2 hours on how to do it and still cant get the tracks loaded. Not that simple for the everyday windows user.

2 I have been readsing for to long to try and get file shareing going with the other machines on the lan. Still do not have the slightest idea where to start.

3 I have posted a question on this board on how to use the ping command. No one has even answered that. Windows start a dos window type ping and the results are up. To simple.

I like Mandrake. Lots of features and it is free. Believe me if anyone thinks that the everyday user is going to go through the trouble that I have you are DREAMING forget it. I know a lot of people have put in time on these systems and I would like to congradulate them on there effort. I wish I new a small percentage of what they new. Maybe I could ping something hehe.

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Old 10-07-2002, 05:08 PM   #2
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Never say never. In fact Linux doesn't need to replace Windows ... not everybody has to be able the CPU power for something useful and not waste it with sleep(1000); code
Old 10-07-2002, 05:09 PM   #3
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1. You've obviously been reading the wrong things.
2. One word: WEBMIN
3. Erm, it's pretty much the same. Open up a console (the thing that looks like a dos box) and type ping. Sure the info is sparse, but then there's the man pages for ping which are more indepth than any dos-command-with-no-parameters could be.

Perhaps you're looking at things from the wrong perspective. Linux was not created to take over MS on the desktop market. Yeah, it'd be nice, but it's not going to happen... yet? It wasn't even created for those that don't want to use MS. If you want to know why it was created, then I suggest you do a little searching.
Old 10-07-2002, 05:13 PM   #4
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I am going to close this thread. Your more than welcome to ask Linux questions and repost your questions, but we don't try to start flame wars or controversial threads nagging people to flame on this site or threads.

Most come here for help with Linux. If you want a good fight I suggest take it elsewhere to another site that doesn't care cause we do care here, we like to help people with Linux problems, not start wars about who is better.

Thanks for understanding.

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Old 10-07-2002, 05:22 PM   #5
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Oh and to add about the ping command, its as easy to do in Linux as in DOS or Windows.

At a command prompt type: ping hostname or ip address

man ping for more details and options. At times you might have to be root for more advanced features of the ping command.

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