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Old 09-05-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Why Linux?


useless, easy job like connecting to internet also screw up!
better use windows.
only mandrakemove is working with me,
all others screw up!
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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Sad to hear.

But it's not the blame of linux (and distributions).


maybe you should give some more input of the errors and screwups you had.
There might be a solution for this, what you didn't know yet of.

in other words, don't give up yet.
It's like a book, the first chapters are rough to get through. But once your into it, it's nice doing.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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Why not ask for help? That is the purpose of LQ.org.

Give some more info:
* Provide your vendor's distribution and release level.
* Provide the browsers you have tried to connect with.
* Describe the research you did to try and understand the problem before you asked the question.
* Describe the diagnostic steps you took to try and pin down the problem yourself before you asked the question.
* Describe what type of internet connection you use (Dialup, DSL,Broadband). If you use a Proxy to connect.
* Describe the hardware you use to connect ( modem, ethernet, wireless).

The more information you give the easier it will be for someone to help you. What distros have you tried? Mandrake/Mandriva is a good distro to start out with. Although you may find PCLinuxOS a little easier. It is based on Mandrake but it is a little more cutting edge.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:28 AM   #4
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Re: Why Linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by futurist
useless, easy job like connecting to internet also screw up!
better use windows.
You're making two faulty assumptions here:

1. Everyone has problems connecting to the internet with Linux.
2. No one has problems connecting to the internet with Windows.

Don't extrapolate your one experience with Linux on one computer to everyone's experience with Linux. If what you said was truly the case, I doubt Linux would have half the users it currently has. I, for one, would not be using Ubuntu if it didn't recognize my internet connection right away.

Don't complain about how easy Windows is in comparison to Linux. If you like Windows, use it. The problem is that you know what is supposed to work with Windows, so if your internet didn't work in Windows, you would assume something was wrong with the installation. In Linux, however, you know only what does work, not what's supposed to work, so you assume there must be something wrong with the OS, not the installation.

If you want help with specific things, ask nicely and give specific details about exactly what you tried and exactly what errors occurred, and people will help you.

Last edited by aysiu; 09-05-2005 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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Really liked how craigevil and aysiu summed it up..Very good posts..

To empathise with futurist,yes,Linux,sometimes,has a steep learning curve.

But,Don't give up...It's worth the effort..

cheers,
jared
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
useless, easy job like connecting to internet also screw up!
better use windows.
only mandrakemove is working with me,
all others screw up!
In the time it took to write this post, you could have done a search and found out how to solve your problem.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:35 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by MoreCoffee
In the time it took to write this post, you could have done a search and found out how to solve your problem.
I would highly recommend this Google search.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 02:43 PM   #8
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Hello old friend futurist, glad to see your still doing well enough to come around and start crap threads like the old days. Spare everyone your charm and just go away.

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