Re: Please advise me...
On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:19:27AM -0500, dircha wrote:
> Well, I guess I didn't know what type of user you were. That you say you
> will be doing a lot of coding, I assume, from what you said above, that
> you are entering a Computer Science or Engineering program.
> If you run Debian/Linux as your primary OS, the odds are that you will
> get no support from your school's IT support services. On your own you
> will have to figure out how to print on their (probably) Windows network
> to their Windows printer shares, and probably access file shares on a
> Windows network. If your school has a local Linux Users Group, perhaps
> you can go there for help with issues specific to your school's network
A number of universities are seeing the light and moving (or should
I say lurching) to Linux. Sometimes it's a war between
Computer Science (Linux) and everyone else (WIndows). Find out what the
situation is before you buy and/or enroll.
> Also, you may have to turn in electronic documents that will
> render/format correctly as .doc documents in MS Word. There are little
> issues that come up with things like bulleted lists, outlines, and
I use abiword. I don't use these things. I find the user-interface too