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Old 07-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #91
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i took the plung into linux system got rid of windows and installed linuxmint 14 and fedora 17. After two weeks of trying to get the software manager and update manager to work. I managed to update everything.But still cant play dvds or get my usb flash drive to work.Skype took two weeks to install after using os many terminal commands, i still dont know how i managed to get it on. So i have to say linux stinks and wish i was back in windows, which is going to cost me.The skype i have is skype 2. beta.Which is a waste of time. The sound in linux is rubbish. Youtube was a nightmare trying to install flash player. SOmeonetell me . WHY WHY WHY. I'm sure there are many of us who are just from plug and play brigade.
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no need to get so aggressive. Those of you who belong to the religion of linux miss my point. When you install an os theleast you can expect is what it claims to be on the introduction then when you spend almost two weeks trying to follow the instructions then nothing happens something must be wrong . Especially as i need an os for my work.
Why on earth would anyone recommend distros like Slackware or debian to someone who can't manage what I have emphasised above? Do you honestly think he will fare any better...?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #92
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Why on earth would anyone recommend distros like Slackware or debian to someone who can't manage what I have emphasised above? Do you honestly think he will fare any better...?
Debian was my first distro. Slackware was my second. Never had any problems. Slackware is sometimes called a distro for advanced users. It is that, but it is also fine for new users IMHO. It installed without a glitch for me. No so for SUSE, Fedora, and a few others I tried at the time. I got those others installed, but they didn't install themselves, that's for sure. Debian went on just as smoothly as Slackware for me. I was new to Linux back in those days. And I was using LVM too boot (just because I wanted to learn it). That was back in the days when you had your boot (and sometimes root) partitions not on LVM because of booting difficulties. Still, I just did a little reading on the net, asked a few questions here on LQ.org, and off I went. Personally, I don't see Debian and Slackware as being difficult. I will admit that I had been a Unix programmer for decades before trying Linux, and no doubt that helped.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #93
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Debian was my first distro.
OP should install red hat linux 5.2 , because that was my first distro and I had no real problems, certainly dvd playback was never an issue .

But then it isn't about me or you and what we are comfortable with.

Personally I think they had the right Distro in Mint.
Just a shame they got confused by codecs / no codecs and went googling and found scrappy blogs instead of looking at official Mint site for documentation/support.

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Old 07-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #94
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My question is where the OP found a link describing two weeks of commandline work to install Skype.

It's true, when searching for something in Linux you often times find Google hits on some procedure that is massively deprecated. A procedure once used in years past, that is no longer relevant, and possibly even counterproductive or harmful. I agree, there is an issue with that. But this problem occurs everywhere, not just related to Linux. Once something is posted, pretty much it's out there forever, just waiting for you to uncover it with Google, no matter how irrelevant it may be to current-day practices.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #95
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My question is where the OP found a link describing two weeks of commandline work to install Skype.
Yeah, two weeks seems alot, but I think we are missing something here.

Lets assume 2hrs each evening for 2 weeks, 14 hrs, but take away 30min for each session as catch up / get in zone
That is 7hrs hands on, which isn't unreasonable if something is alien to you.

Of course , I have had to make those numbers up.
To me it makes more sense than two weeks, yet 'two weeks' still fits.


Edit:
err, my numbers make no sense
2hrs a day for 2 weeks, = 28 hrs
minus 30min/day back to speed = 21hrs
5 tasks, DVD , flash, skype, pen drive drive and New Environment
===
between 4 and 5 hours each task

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #96
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OP is long gone, guys ... Seems like a lot of typing could be saved if this "thread to nowhere" was closed.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #97
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^ windows vs linux superthread, anyone ?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #98
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #99
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This thread is closed. The OP is already gone and the discussion is offtopic and it does not get back on track. If you want to continue one of the multiple subjects raised in this thread, please create a new one.
 
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