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Re: why linux?

Greg Folkert wrote in Article
<[🔎] 1179763979.27008.22.camel@princess.gregfolkert.net> 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.

Paul Johnson
Email and IM (XMPP & Google Talk): baloo@ursine.ca

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