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Re: Why "free" shouldn't have to mean "complicated"

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 02:17:57AM +0200, Felix Steiner wrote:
> But in my opinion free software fails if it is only for geeks. Why not try
> to coordinate development to make an easier installer? Why not bring to
> people what you are working for so hard? I'm sure that there are people that
> would like to make things simpler. I hope they will do so.

If you're new to Linux, downloading ISOs and hoping isn't a really good
thing to do. Buy some CDs from someone reputable, and an introductory
book, and install the former while reading the latter. Unix is _very_
different to Windows, and if you don't want to suffer through relearning
all habits, you need either a book or a friend to guide you through it.


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