Re: why linux?
George N. White III wrote:
On Mon, 21 May 2007, S C wrote:
For months now I have been trying to make Debian behave like a real
OS. However, I still cannot print, format/initialize a new cd or use
one to back up files, get the sound working, watch a movie or read
images from my digital camera.
Please post your hardware configuration and the specific problems you
are having. Details usually help far more than rants do when it comes
to solving problems. :-)
With Windows all this was simple. I
downloaded the relevant program, set it up and it worked. Windows is
supposed to be devilspawn and doomed, and maybe it is. It does,
however, have one saving grace; it works. It works without expecting
me to become a systems engineer.
With the exception of video games, my personal experience has been that
a lot more things work "out of the box" under Debian than they do under
Windows. And with programs such as Cedega, even video games are
becoming more compatible.
If you don't want to be ignored, you could try a commercial distribution.
Debian is mainly supported by the user community -- nobody gets fired
for ignoring complaints.
Have you tried Ubuntu?
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