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Old 02-16-2017, 08:22 PM   #16
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I worked a summer as a trash collector but all those levers on the back of the truck were confusing (there's a bunch of them and they're color coded)
Also, the trash truck came with no documentation whatsoever.
So I went into computer science, cause, you know... we got manuals and STLs and sech.

I often think, though, if I just could have figured out those damn levers how much easier my life would have been...

I've always been of the opinion that setting up an email client is the Linux equivalent of clipping your nails or blowing your nose!
That's probably an opinion you should keep to yourself, since it obviously has no basis in fact and only serves to make the original poster feel like he's being called an idiot and as I've just pointed out, the idiots are the ones who know how to do it, they just can't figure out trash trucks.

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Old 02-17-2017, 02:38 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by rtmistler View Post
So, there are ways to try Linux on your system and work towards setting it up.

Since you are entirely new to it all, this would cover a number of thread questions.

One suggestion, I think already made, is to try this effort on your own. Being descriptive and organized with your questions will be very helpful. Similarly it will likely tax your patience because it will not all happen at once and perfectly, but ultimately it will be worth it so you do not have to go back to re-contract anyone to do that work for you.

I suggest that you:
  1. Try Linux using a virtual machine or using a Live boot media you can download and program to a USB stick or a DVD from various sites.
  2. You should post in a new thread with a clear title, that you're starting, what your system specifications are, and what ideas you have to start with, such as trying out a virtual machine or trying out distributions using Live boot media.
  3. I suggest Mint, or Ubuntu for Desktop Linux variations, however you should also indicate to people what type of system you wish to run, be that simple desktop, development system, Linux server, etc.
  4. Post additional threads with single, other questions, don't combine it all into one thread, ask a large number of questions all in one thread, or continue a thread you have by asking different questions, just start a thread, get to resolution of that, and when you have further questions, start another thread for each question. Recommend you start slow even though as I say this will tax your patience
  5. The next steps would be to install Linux permanently on the machine once you've tried it and decide what distribution you like.
Just some alternative suggestions.
I need some space men.Things are going on that have me a bit drained. I am sorry to say that I can't think past my old dog at the moment.

Ll read the posts here but listen to this,themother board has been replaced and after amonth of giving the machine back and the fixers saying we are going to need more money,I find tonight thatthe f.f.f.f.fool of a thing still jammed up.

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