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Old 12-08-2006, 06:04 AM   #1
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I'm a linux addict


Hi

I installed Debian on my desktop machine about five weeks ago. Today I installed it on my Laptop too.
Although I'm very new to linux my impression is that Linux is not very difficult to use, but one have to read a lot of Howtos to understand it.

Windows is no fun anymore. I prefer playing around with linux.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 06:07 AM   #2
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Glad to hear it. This should go in the Success Stories forum, a child of Linux - General, though.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Hawk
Hi

I installed Debian on my desktop machine about five weeks ago. Today I installed it on my Laptop too.
Although I'm very new to linux my impression is that Linux is not very difficult to use, but one have to read a lot of Howtos to understand it.

Windows is no fun anymore. I prefer playing around with linux.
This is the best kind of newbie...

I hope you eventually ask us a question--otherwise we are all going to feel REALLY inadequate.......
 
Old 12-08-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Hawk
Hi

I installed Debian on my desktop machine about five weeks ago. Today I installed it on my Laptop too.
Although I'm very new to linux my impression is that Linux is not very difficult to use, but one have to read a lot of Howtos to understand it.

Windows is no fun anymore. I prefer playing around with linux.
I'm about 2-3mo in to finally getting Linux completely workable for me. I personally agree with you, and I removed Windows from my machine a few weeks ago. I'm not a gamer, which I can see being the only real reason to keep a dual boot machine.

Good luck
IGF
 
Old 12-08-2006, 08:43 AM   #5
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Although I'm very new to linux my impression is that Linux is not very difficult to use, but one have to read a lot of Howtos to understand it.
Well if you want to understand it, you're going to need to read more than just how-tos..but generally to get a picture of it and how things are dealt with, you're right. If only there was a how-to about every possible thing..

Sidenote: just installed GNU/Linux for a family who had more than enough about Windows' registry errors..don't know (yet) if it's a success story, but that "old piece of crap hardware" seemed to have reborn, and the first impression of the actual users was..well, you may imagine what having a working operating system is after months of "Registry error, reboot, fix, unable to fix, registry error, ..." -loop.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:06 AM   #6
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Well if you want to understand it, you're going to need to read more than just how-tos..but generally to get a picture of it and how things are dealt with, you're right. If only there was a how-to about every possible thing..
This is very true. Be sure to print (or at least bookmark) the ones you use for future reference.


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Windows is no fun anymore. I prefer playing around with linux.
Windows is a child's sandbox while Linux is the finely-detailed sand castle on a beautiful beach.

Welcome to Linux and prepare to take full control of your computer.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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yep, first your just smokin' on Debian, but sooner or later you try the hard stuff, . . you say to yourself 'just one won't hurt me" or, "I can handle it man" Next, you'll not be sleeping, not eating, not talking to anybody,. . . just waiting to load up on that fix, to be left alone. . I know how it is. pretty soon you'll be combining two or more, just to make it better, trying to use the grub, or the lilo just to get a handle on things . . Oh yeah I know how this story ends.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:42 AM   #8
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In the beginning I also, as many, was a MS Windows user. I was buying the latest hardware to keep my high priced software running at a decent workable speed.

Then one day I bough a hard drive big enough to do a dual boot installation, I was hearing a lot about Linux and wanted to give it a try.

Sure it was not easy, I cannot compare it to any todays installations. The first time I was trying out Linux was Redhat 7, which was compared to Windows install something like rocket science. Anyway, that time I was impressed with the security, simplicity and the speed. Much has changed over the years, but the key factors why I love Linux are still the same. Sure I love good looking graphics, but not if that cost me 1000 US dollars more to run at the same speed. My son one time told me “Paps it is cheaper to buy a Playstation then buy the newest computer hardware” And yes he was right, if somebody wants a computer to play games buy a Playstation, if you buy a PS3 you can even install Linux and play top of the top games.

We have 5 computers in the house, in the living room I just installed a new Plasytation 3, can also act as a media center to play all sorts of multimedia files over the network (1Gb Lan) for around 500 Us$ I have the most good looking Linux box ever.

And if somebody want to say can't play games on your Linux box, I will show you stuff you never forget.... And which any Windows System for 500 US$ will never be able to do.........

I have friend who still a MS Windows lover, he just bough a VGA card for around the same price as I bought a Playstation 3, and he still complains he has not enough memory, main processor speed
 
Old 12-08-2006, 11:45 AM   #9
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I have a question right now how do I make /usr/local/bin a part of my default PATH enviernment variable. I want to recompile xterm with a friendly copy and paste function, but I'm getting errors. The guide said I had to set that variable. It can be found here: http://www.davidsimmons.com/soft/xtermhacks/
 
Old 12-08-2006, 12:22 PM   #10
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I have a question right now how do I make /usr/local/bin a part of my default PATH enviernment variable. I want to recompile xterm with a friendly copy and paste function, but I'm getting errors. The guide said I had to set that variable. It can be found here: http://www.davidsimmons.com/soft/xtermhacks/
Better to start new threads when you have a specific question......

To add XXX to PATH:
export PATH = "$PATH:XXX"

To make it permanent, you will need to add this to an init script. Which one depends on your distro.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #11
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you may imagine what having a working operating system is after months of "Registry error, reboot, fix, unable to fix, registry error, ..." -loop.
Eeeeeeek !!! It's a reoccuring nightmare I use dto have a long time ago !
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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Fairly odd that /usr/local/bin isn't part of your path? I use Debian on both my laptop and desktop, and without ever touching the $PATH variable, /usr/local/bin is the very first location in my path.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:27 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Hawk
Hi

I installed Debian on my desktop machine about five weeks ago. Today I installed it on my Laptop too.
Although I'm very new to linux my impression is that Linux is not very difficult to use, but one have to read a lot of Howtos to understand it.

Windows is no fun anymore. I prefer playing around with linux.
Same here!
 
Old 12-09-2006, 04:15 AM   #14
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. . Oh yeah I know how this story ends.
lets hope TUX lives happily ever after
 
Old 12-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #15
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ee my post on this page: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=50961&page=28

to find out how the story ends
 
  


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