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Re: why linux?

On Mon, 21 May 2007 09:36:39 +0200
"Raffaele Morelli" <raffaele.morelli@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2007/5/21, S C <ojieurojsc@yahoo.ca>:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> Hi,
> what do you wanna do?
> printing -->> from a superuser shell, apt-get install cupsys. Then you are
> ready to print, just configure those necessary thing.
> R/RW cd -->> still as a SU, apt-get install k3b. Then just launch it and
> reply to answers
> movies -->> apt-get install xine and then configure
> .... and so on.

Or mplayer, plays all those movies out of the box that windows makes you chase
codecs for days to get partially working

> You can't expect debian behaves like windows, it's clearly another flavour
> so you must read some documentation (apt-get install debian-reference) and
> man pages. No systems engineer is needed to be a debian user but not being
> lazy is useful (needed) instead ;)
> raffaele

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