Re: why linux?
I agree that you have to apply yourself, but when you
are simply applying yourself to run in circles it gets
frustrating. Plus, my computer needs a device to
switch it off when I get overtired. That rant was
nothing; you should have seen the hoops I had to jump
through to restore files when I deleted the wrong one.
Fun comes in all flavours.
As mentione, I need a jumping off place and a
methodology to follow and a way to know that the
information I am getting is current or applies to 2.8
or something worse.
It'll come. I used to program IBM mainframes; in many
ways that was worse. If you don't believe me, try
reading IBM documentation.
What I should do is ignore those who ignore me; simply
And, by the way, thanks to all who responded in a more
or less rational manner.
I'd light a candle for you, except with my luck it'd
probably drip on the keyboard.
--- "Eric A. Bonney"
> 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. 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
> > 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.
> > Ask a question on any topic and get answers from
> real people. *Go to
> > Yahoo! Answers.* <http://ca.answers.yahoo.com>
> You know...I have been giving this thread alot of
> thought. I think the
> issue is that we the end user expect to much from
> Linux in general and I
> don't think that the average person thinks of
> certain things. Like, how
> long have you been using Windows? I know I have
> been using Windows for
> basically my entire adult life, yet I just started
> using Linux a little
> over a month ago. I realize that things are going
> to be much more
> difficult in Linux, some because Linux is not as
> user friendly as
> Windows, but mostly because it is new to me. When I
> first started using
> Windows way back when, it was difficult to do much
> of anything also.
> I think, we the new user of Linux, need to expect
> issues and things to
> be more difficult, but that's what this mailing list
> is for, that is
> what IRC is for. I have had nothing but great
> experiences with both of
> these and usually I am able to get my issues
> resolved with help from the
> folks there and with some research on my own.
> It all boils down to the fact that we have to be
> willing to put forth a
> little bit of work ourselves if we want things to
> work properly, even in
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- Re: why linux?
- From: "Eric A. Bonney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>