Re: I can't believe this
In a message dated 3/7/99 10:45:21 PM Central Standard Time,
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 ($38.95 direct) ...
> ...Windows users should steer clear of Debian.
I completely agree. Your forget, the targe of Windows is those people that
DON'T know an IRQ from an I/O address. Windows takes all the work (or is
supposed to) out of configuring and running your system. I'd say 99% of the
people running Windows would be forever lost in Debian/Linux. I've been
working on PCs since 1980/81 and it took me several months to be able to run
Linux/Debian with any effectivness - and I *DO* know and IRQ from and I/O
> ...The company says it will include a new application installer in Debian
> GNU/Linux 2.1.
> Uhm, which "company" would this be?
> ...Debian is distributed by Linux Press...
I do have a problem with this - it shows lack of research on ZDNet's part -
which isn't entirely unsusual.
> Yeah, and a whole bunch of other people. Basicly the article's slant is
> be afraid of Debian, be very afraid.
Again, this article was written for the person who is new to Linux, and I
agree - for the newbie - be afraid. It can be done, but it takes HOURS of
work and HOURS of reading. Most new users of an operating system aren't going
to want to mess with it. I have to admit, there were several times even *I*
was ready to delete everything Linux on my PC - but my continual displeasure
with everything MicroSoft kept me going. Having said that, there really isn't
anything productive I can do with my Linux box - yet. I do have WP on it, but
hardly use it. I can browse the net - which is nice, but I can do that in
Win95 too. I still use my Win box for Quicken and AOL - two apps I use
constantly - and neither of which will run on Linux.