Quote:>Actually, Linux is quite different from Windoze. You've got to be very
>talented to*up a Linux installation to the point of re-install.
Quote:>If you're having problems - try to RTFM. I've found more often than not
>that 5 minutes browsing man pages will answer my question faster than a
I have been that route. I have "EVERY" linux book published for RedHat 5.2
onward and have the pages worn out from reading and thumbing though them.
Also, I found it to be the opposite for getting a solution to a problem. My
last problem was getting "kpackage" installed. I finally got it to work when
a newsgroup reader suggested that I subsribe to "linux.redhat.rpm" where the
latest rpm was posted that was a cure to my problem. Guess what? It worked.
After two days of*ing around reading books, man pages, and how to's, the
newsgroups won out.
Quote:>Linux may not be "user friendly" like Windoze, but atleast the OS doesn't
>tell me what I want to do.
No argument from me.
Quote:>If you want your computer to hold your hand, or to admit that you don't
>have the patience or the intelligence to take a few minutes to read and
>find out what you're doing, then it sounds like Windoze is the OS for you.
No, I don't want the computer to hold my hand, but, I want it to "Do what I
want it to do" after a "reasonable" amount of debugging. Since I have a
"life" and am not getting $50-$75 an hour to configure a linux box, I choose
to take the path of least resistance and ask for help when the documentation
fails me. As for patience and intelligence, I feel that I have a small
amount of each.
I don't want to start a Linux vs Windows thread, but, you have to admit that
Windows works... Now I like linux and am not going to dump it. I just am
frustrated with some of the petty install problems it has. And I have
learned a wealth of information correcting these problems, though time
consuming. My prefference would be to learn how to use linux and all it's
features instead of correcting problems that shouldn't be there in the first
I want to thank all the wonderful people in the newsgroups that have helped
me out. There is no book or written documentation that can replace the
wealth of information that is given here. I can't thank you enough for
saving me countless hours to do something else like being with my family.