steve mcadams schrieb:
> Why I should probably stop wasting my time on linux:
> One is the install book which told me Disk Druid
> was better than fdisk which is total *since Disk Druid tied my
> partition table in knots that Partition Magic just laughed at, and
> fdisk was able to fix it.
> On the other hand, if I get lucky and learn how to set this thing up
> (and don't let some jerkoff troll who claims to be 17 years old and
> have set linux up in 15 minutes fool you, because he's either lying
> through his ass or is the world's luckiest person)
1. Watch your language.
2. Read this (quoting the c.o.l.a Frequently Rehashed Topics, section
Anyway, not all installation experiences are homogenous, major
problems installing an OS can happen with every OS in this world. The
best you can do is inform yourself on the appropriate Web sites and
newsgroups, in books and freely available documentation so you are
well-prepared when installing Linux. This may significantly reduce if
not eliminate your installation difficulties. Currently, you must be
literate to use Linux. There is no way around it. For some of us,
installing Linux was a breeze; for others, it was torture. Installing
an OS is often a delicate task, no matter which flavour.
The mere fact that some Linux installations can be more difficult than
others will not have a detrimental effect on Linux in general. All
currently utilized Linux systems have been installed, and once someone
has installed a system they generally find that "it really wasn't that
Finally, please take note that nearly every Linux distributor, be they
a company (like Red Hat or SuSE) or a free project (like Debian),
works ceaselessly on making Linux installations easier. For those who
don't want to deal with a Linux installation at all, there are several
companies who sell computers with Linux pre-installed, making sure
that all the hardware components are well-supported.
3. Hope that helps.
4. I am 17. Linux was easy to set up for me.
5. X-Post & Flup2 comp.os.linux.advocacy
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request. It's sad to live in a world where knowing how to programme
your VCR actually lowers your social status...