Re: why linux?
Greg Folkert wrote in Article
<[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org> posted to
> On Mon, 2007-05-21 at 02:57 -0400, 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.
> Well, first off this is the *FIRST* post you have made to Debian User
> under this name. Do you have any other aliases?
> 1. What actual Linux distro are you using?
> 2. When did you download it?
> 3. What machine are you using? What make/model/motherboard... etc
> 4. When have you asked for help on #debian on irc.debian.org?
5. Did you read #debian's FAQ before asking? IRC channels in general are
poor venues to have poor netiquette in, as /ignore is easy use and hard to
6. Are you asking questions the wrong way? Here are some pointers on how to
get the right answer the first time.
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