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 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.
I think the mistake you've made here is that you assumed Debian to work
like Windows and that it doesn't. Debian is a very versatile and
complex system, and it has to be this way in order to be stable and
useable. In order to use Debian effectively, you'll need a lot of linux
Although Debian may not have worked out for you, I strongly suggest you
try Ubuntu, which is based on Debian but is much simpler to use.
I think I could probably get my grandfather to use it without too many
Sorry Debian isn't for you, if you were expecting it to be like Windows
it's no wonder you're frustrated. Try Ubuntu because I think you'll be
a lot happier.
Best of luck.