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Old 07-15-2001, 05:52 PM   #1
fade2black06
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Unhappy ..:Reasons 4 Giving up on Linux:..


ok first of all im not a computer idiot
im a genious w/ em, at least when i am running w/ windows.

i thought that linux would be better for my programming needs and things of that sort, i also liked all the screen shots i had seen of all the really kool themes.

things that suck
i have read most of the manuals 4 commands
i dont know unix i know dos
i dont even know if my floppy and cd are installed
because it dosnt work when i attempt 2 mount them

my sound dosnt work
GNomE sux

i tried 2 use the KDE things and it wont work
i have no idea how 2 setup my cable modem
i have a win modem thats 56k and that dosnt work



sp pretty much i have no drivers installed
so all i can do is just sit there and play some ghetto a** games

so i think im goin back 2 good ol' windows where things makes sense and i dont have 2 worry about things not workin

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Old 07-15-2001, 06:37 PM   #2
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Greetings fellow Penguinistas, and welcome to this thread! Remember- stay off the grass, and please don't feed the trolls.
 
Old 07-15-2001, 07:10 PM   #3
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Originally posted by DMR
Greetings fellow Penguinistas, and welcome to this thread! Remember- stay off the grass, and please don't feed the trolls.
awwww. Not even just a little bit? A tiny smidgen? One wafer-thin mint?
 
Old 07-15-2001, 07:23 PM   #4
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What distribution are u using????
 
Old 07-15-2001, 08:34 PM   #5
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With that attitude, you are never going to learn either. Learning linux is going to be a lot harder than learning windows.

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ok first of all im not a computer idiot im a genious w/ em, at least when i am running w/ windows.
Judging by the cockiness of that comment, I can only deduce that you are very good at solitare and have some kind of complex about asking for help.

To the forum: Sorry for the rude post, but I felt that this needed to be said.
 
Old 07-15-2001, 08:55 PM   #6
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Linux is not for the lazy. If you're not interested in how things work, buy a Mac or go back to Windows.

What did you install? Slackware 2.0? Something ancient?
 
Old 07-15-2001, 09:09 PM   #7
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re:linuxorbit - had a look today after grepping the archives here at LQ for html editors. Got bluefish up this afternoon.

Nicely done. Bookmarked.
 
Old 07-15-2001, 09:18 PM   #8
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re:linuxorbit - had a look today after grepping the archives here at LQ for html editors. Got bluefish up this afternoon.

Nicely done. Bookmarked.
Thanks. We aim to please
 
Old 07-15-2001, 11:20 PM   #9
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doo doo doo doo

im using slackware 7.1 i think it is.

boy is it terrible
i cant get kde 2work
and it dosnt recognize ANY of my drivers
i just sit there and twiddle my thumbs

and it says i cant do alot of stuff because im the root user

i thought that was the admin user name and should be able 2 do anything

god linux blows.... i wanna learn it but its way foreign 2 me and no 1 i know uses it so i cant get any help + i dont wanna keep goin on my brothers computer 2 look up commmands that dont even help me...
 
Old 07-15-2001, 11:46 PM   #10
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Duh! Slackware is NOT for the newbie. If I were you, I would get Mandrake or Redhat. Mandrake's installation is nothing but polish, it is easy, and effective. If you just post your questions, you should have NO problem with it. I believe you should get Mandrake or Red Hat, a fairly new version so you can have a nice GUI install. I use Red Hat 6.1. If you get a book for Linux, that is even better! Or even better, get Red Hat 7 Unleashed! It comes with the Distro and is a full guide! Were talking 2000 some pages of pure info!! It is great. If you want good hardware detection, then get suSE. I recommend Mandrake or Redhat, though.

*****Colonel Panic*****

"Good programmers know what to write. Excellent programmers know what to rewrite"
--Eric S. Raymond
 
Old 07-15-2001, 11:48 PM   #11
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PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP ON LINUX! IT WILL BE YOUR FRIEND WHEN YOU NEED IT! Trust me, the effort is worth it!

*****Colonel Panic*****
 
Old 07-16-2001, 12:07 AM   #12
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Linux is not for everyone.

This person should by all means remain with Windows if that is where he is most comfortable. Some people prefer to be spoon-fed.

Oh... and I believe its spelled "genius".
 
Old 07-16-2001, 01:06 AM   #13
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fade2black06

I started playing with Linux in about a year ago. I received a free distribution of Turbolinux when I purchased System Commander software. The installation was a mess. In fact, it was a disaster.
I didn't know what to do or how to do it. Finally, I screwed my MBR up terribly and had no idea how to fix it. The result was that I was forced to learn about my MBR and how to fix it.
Then, I had heard that Red Hat Linux might be a little easier to deal with. So I purchased Red Hat V 7.0. Installation was difficult,
My mouse didn't work, my printer didn't work, my modem didn't work. I worked and worked on installation, and got lots of help from LinuxQuestions.org. I became extremely frustrated, due to all the dead ends.

Then I heard about a kernel upgrade...I think it was the kernel V2.4 So I downloaded this and went through the terrible experience of trying to install all the other programs (tar files and rpms) that were needed. What a hopeless situation for a newbie!

But I hung in there. I purchased Red Hat V7.1, boxed, from Red Hat. I thought I could get more support this way. Not true. But I continued. I installed this V7.1 and went back to work. With the help of LinuxQuestions.org, Linux magazine, Red Hat Linux 7 Unleashed, www.google.com and LOTS of work I now have a system which works. My mouse works. My modem works, my printer works (but could work better). I continue to learn about Linux and am reserving the option to swithch over from Windows. I'm not ready to make the swithch yet, as all my data and photographs are windows based. It will take a lot of work to get my data swithched over. I still need to find a way to get Quicken to work within Linux. I also need to find a way to run Windows software within Linux, if that is possible.
Bottom line is this: Learning Linix isn't easy and a Windows background isn't necessarily a good thing.
 
Old 07-16-2001, 01:20 AM   #14
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Look, I hope we all know this, but the troll isn't serious (unless you're counting the "severity of illness" factor). He/she is just the weakest kind of troll possible (the pure, unabashed flamebaiting kind), and the poor little disfigured creature really doesn't want any Linux/distro advice at all, it just wants the attention it didn't get from Mommy-Troll when it was young.
 
Old 07-16-2001, 08:17 AM   #15
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Okay first off, let us not get this thread out of hand. I am a peaceful person and don't want any wars in my Forum. Cause I will win everytime.


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