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Old 06-26-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: kubuntu-current
Posts: 551
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My linux - how sweet it is

It seems to me that Its been some time since I posted here at LQ. And I'd like
to tell you why.

I have 2 distros installed - Slackware 10.1 (semi-currnet) and Gentoo 2005.0 (semi-current). And in a nut shell.... I have NO problems.
(spend majority of time in gentoo now-a-days)

I can do what I need to do
I do not have any software problems or glitches (spelling?)
My uptime is great (only power down for the occasional electrical storm)
My performance is just fine ( on a medium powered computer - AMD 1800)
My network (including network printing) is secure and stable

The only downside is I've forgotten some things about linux - since once its
setup, it just runs and runs and runs.

I'm not asking for any help - just happily anouncing I have moved on to the
group of quiet linux users who just 'use' it.

Best regards to all
Old 06-26-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: France, Provence
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 848

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All quiet on the linux front Yes, it feels great to just 'use' it...
Old 06-26-2005, 11:30 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Missouri, USA
Distribution: Slackware 12.2, Xubuntu 9.10
Posts: 371

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Same here - my uptime is starting to measure in the "months" now with a Slack 10.1 LAMP setup... It. Just. Runs.
Old 06-26-2005, 12:00 PM   #4
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #5
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Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Distribution: Mandriva Slackware FreeBSD
Posts: 1,468

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Your lucky, I can't just use it!! I have to find someway to screw it up then get it working again.

Hmmm sounds a little to much like marriage... Guess some people are never satisfied...

Guess I'll go see what I can rm from the /bin directory again.

Old 06-28-2005, 06:00 AM   #6
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake
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I have plenty of problems to be solved in linux..
I would divorce linux if I could just use it.
Not being able to just 'use' it is the reason i fell in love with linux
in the first place..
Old 06-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #7
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: kubuntu-current
Posts: 551
Blog Entries: 4

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solarmax said:
"Not being able to just 'use' it is the reason i fell in love with linux in the first place.."

HA HA.. believe me... I spent years LOVING the fact I had to learn/tweek/fix/modify linux.

Hence my reference in the original post of:
".... I have moved on to the group of quiet linux users who just 'use' it. "

Enjoy your learning... and have fun.
Old 11-21-2005, 10:00 AM   #8
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I feel the same way with Debian. It's so rock solid and fully configued that I feel I'm really rusting away my knowledge.

That's why I keep myself on the button by tinkering with various other distros installed on my system to experiment with.
Old 11-26-2005, 01:46 PM   #9
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Debian, Slackware
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 19
I always get bored when it just "works" .
then i always install some useless app and play around with it for some time.
But sometimes you can be lucky. A friend of mine had a Dell laptop with Debian on it. He'd got everything working, so anturally he got bored.
Then, luckily, his WLAN card stopped working :P .
Sorry for my useless post.

Kind Regards Bjerrk


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