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Old 08-20-2006, 01:14 PM   #16
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Thanks pixellany, but I only wish I was ;}

When is smell a rat (feel that someone is riding an attack against
linux, specially by comparing it against something as nasty as
windows and finding it inferior) I can get quite bitchy :} ....

Old 08-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #17
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If you are running Kanotix simply do apt-get install synaptic
The you can open Synaptic and only update/install the apps that you need.

Updating Firefox only involves updating Firefox, same for many other apps.

I have used Kanotix(Debian Sid) for over two yrs now . I rarely update everything. Last time I check I had somewhere around 800 packages that could be updated.

I usually only update things that have a security issue or that fix a bug.

You may also want to do apt-get install apt-listbugs
That will show if you pakcage you are trying to install has any "grave" bugs.

Good luck and welcome to the wonderful world of Linux.
Old 08-20-2006, 03:59 PM   #18
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The world keeps turning

Back in the late 80's I got my first modem can't remember but I think it was a Hayes 1200 baud modem. The computer had 1 meg of memory and Huge 30 meg hard drive. No CD, no USB, the sound came from a tiny builtin speaker.

Installing hardware like a sound card or CD was a time for breaking out the horse shoes, and 4 leaf clovers. I had to fiddle with IRQ conflicts and DMA channels not to mention that there were jumpers every where.

Wow have things changed! I never would have guessed that someday I would buy a PC that didn't have a floppy drive or even need one. Or get a USB flash drive the size of my thumb that stores more data that my first three computers would all together hold.

I guess bongski55 is kinda frustrated at how hard it is for him to keep up with the latest and greatest things in world of linux. I know that how I get when I don't the right tool for the job. You can correct me if I'm wrong.

Up until about four months ago the only PC software I used was made by microsoft or at least ran on a microsoft operating system. If it not broke don't fix it. If you can improve it go for it. For the last three months I have been using Linux and windows about 50/50 and have found features in each that I wish the other had.

Over the years we have all seen software packages get larger and larger. DOS 6 came on three floppy disks, Windows 3.1 came on six floppies. Now I have sitting on my desk a Debian distribution that is on two DVD's.

What I am trying to say is that bongski55 needs to look at his country and say; we need to improve our infrastructure so that we can keep up with our ever changing world.

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Old 08-22-2006, 07:47 AM   #19
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Thanks Louieb,
At least you understand what I want to say and not be defensive about linux.No, Oman is not my country. I just work here and for the benefit of all of you who have no idea about the Middle East you from the western world have made these places a market place for your products and that includes your "dreaded" windows. I work in a hospital as support staff and it is a windows only environment. Even the medical equipment are all windows based-CT scan,MRI,etc. (I do have long experience in medical equipment and have yet to encounter one that is linux or any other OS than windows but this is another story.)

I forgot to state that English is not my mother language so I might be misunderstood sometimes. I assure you that I mean no harm.
Old 08-22-2006, 12:35 PM   #20
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Dude, I have high speed broadband and it still seems to take forever to complete all the updates the get thrown at me so mostly i just don't bother, unless theres something specific i need (like i newer kernel for this new thing i bought that still doesn't work) things are only ever going to get worse. If your really struggling for your updates and you absolutely must have them, email me and i'll download them and post them to you on a few cds.


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