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Old 01-31-2004, 09:00 AM   #16
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Sjia - reread your post. Please correct your spelling of Studpenguin's name.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 12:49 PM   #17
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originally quoted by enigmasoldier
It's all part of the MS conspiricy with the men in black trenchcoats to discredit Linux. They pay the bastards to troll all day. That must be it!
How do I get that job? I could just do with a nice leather trenchcoat and to be able to sit at my pc all day sounds a damn site better than siting behind the steering wheel of my truck for 10+ hours per night

regards

John
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:44 PM   #18
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Originally posted by kaz4u2dig
Distribution: SuSe Having to learn so much about computers just to install a program or listen to a music CD can make anyone jibber like bigjohn!

Linux is really hard.
Linux is not hard. Linux is different. There is a distinction - learn it.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:12 PM   #19
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I have to admit, in the time it takes to find all the patches and drivers and bits and pieces of what it takes to make an efficient Linux system the way I need it to run

It took me 45 minutes to install and another 20 minutes to update my system. What is so long about that?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:47 PM   #20
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Hi there...

I'm a new newbie, if that gives you any idea of where I'm coming from. I just installed Mandrake Linux, and I'm still in the process of learning where everything is, how to install, etc...but I can honestly say that the installation itself---including the drivers, etc---were every bit as easy as my XP Pro installation.

My biggest qualm right now is just not knowing how to maneuver and navigate around Linux, but hey...that's why I installed it. I've learned every stinkin' Windows platform there is, and they only get easier to work with, so I needed the challenge of starting over. Didn't want to buy a Mac, and my bro-in-law is raving about Linux, and it's still free, so...the obvious choice.

Have I actually switched over yet? Of course not, and probably never will be 100% Linux. I have too much software that's Windows® compatible to start over with Linux stuff. But it's fun using it, and it's a challenge to work with something that I'm unfamiliar with.

Just my 2˘ worth.

Shubes
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:05 PM   #21
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Sjia - reread your post. Please correct your spelling of Studpenguin's name.
Yeah, stupid is as stupid goes.

the only stupid question is the one that's never asked
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:17 PM   #22
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Ok, I am torn between moving this thread or closing it. It's so far been little more than a flame war with flame bait attached to nearly each reply. I'm going to close it, if the author feels differently, contact me directly via the email button below my username and I'll discuss it.

Thank You.
 
  


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