Re: why linux?
On Mon, 21 May 2007 09:36:39 +0200
"Raffaele Morelli" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2007/5/21, S C <email@example.com>:
> > 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.
> > ------------------------------
> 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 ;)