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Re: why linux?

On Mon, 21 May 2007 02:57:09 -0400 (EDT)
S C <ojieurojsc@yahoo.ca> 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.  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.

I tried installing two hp network printer, with linux I just entered the IP and
it worked, under windows I had to setup using the cd twice, uninstall try
again, make another printer and then it worked for a while then I had to

I tried to get my bluetooth to work, under windows I can't get everything
working at the same time, only one feature depending on the install procedure.

I tried installing wx, imagemagick, lyx, git etc under windows, each one took
several hours, under linux it was aptitude install and I was up and running.

> When I go to someplace like freenode/#debian I am ignored.  Maybe I should
> say to Hell with Linux and sell my story to Microsoft.  Obviously I don't
> really want to, but how much longer should I put up with a partial OS?  I
> don't mind telling you I'm damned sick of it. 
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