Getting up and running
So that you understand where I'm coming from, here is a rundown on
what I'm trying to do. First of all I am a retired machinist. I have
invented a couple of products that I would like to manufacture in my
home workshop and sell on line.I plan to make these products on
machines that I am presently building. They will be cnc machines run off
of a PC. I don't consider Ms Windows stable enough to be used for that
purpose. That leaves real time Linux or dos. It makes no sense to use
dos as it seems a dead end street as far as improvement is concerned. I
have not used dos so, I would have to learn it and would much rather
spend my time learning Linux.
At the present time, I am getting patents, designing my product and
building machines to manufacture on, at the same time trying to set up
and run Linux. Keep in mind I am 70 years old so learning comes much
slower these days. I have installed Debian 3.0r2 ,and have been
struggling on a now and then basis to get it up and running. I don't
have enough time to devote to learn how to configure and get everything
operating so that I can install Qcad and a CAM program and start working
entirely in Linux. I really don't want to have to use Windows. I have
seen machines running on Windows, repeatedly for no apparent reason,
take off and slam into fixtures or tables doing great damage and wasting
hours or even days of set up time.
!. My questions are, would Fedora or some other program, after
installed, be more operational than Debian leaving me less to learn in
order to start to work?
2. Would some one with lots of patience be willing to take me under
their wing on a one on one basis and help me get up and running. Know
this, I'm not exactly dumb in all areas but for example I have been
using Windows about 5 years and have not touched Dos so my computer
knowledge is really shallow.
Any advise or help will be greatly appreciated,