Hi to All Guys There.
This has been my story so far:
I have been using Windows XP for couple of years now. And I shouldnt say I hate it cause it also has taught me so many things. But then I was really bored using Xp. I appreciate it for its simplicity but it really cant take you to higher joys. Its was like I was still reading comics when I was mature enough for novels.
I recently had installed opensuse 10.1 and for my surprise I could install it without any help! (for the rumour here is, Linux is tough and meant for programmers). But I started to face the reality. The installation ride was not so smooth as Xp. And my graphics card and sound and wireless didnt work. I couldnt read a word from the screen and enjoy no music. Moreover openSUSE 10.1 sometimes while booting got stuck on the step “Activating Device Mapping”. So sometimes I could use openSUSE sometimes I couldn’t. But I had made my mind about trying out Linux and fancy off (initially that was my only intention) as Linux user and pretend intelligent (remember, Linux is tough and meant for programmers :)).
Then I happen to visit this openSUSE forum and things changed. I thought I should try out openSUSE 11.1 and I waited for eons to download. After I downloaded I installed openSUSE 11.1 successfully again, or more correctly updated 10.1. The updation did some wonderful things, it mounted my windows C and D drives and I could listen to sound of openSUSE booting up and the openSUSE never stopped at “Activating Device Mapping” step.
But the few things still didn’t change, for instance:
- Graphics card drivers were not detected and so it was really hard to read anything on the screen.
- I could just listen to the sound of openSUSE booting up but never to the mp3s.
- I cant watch videos. No codecs.
- My wireless doesnt work.
I read a few posts and I could fix the first two problems.
And I am sure I can fix the next two too. Thanks to you all guys and such a wonderful community. I wished had I only known you existed a lot more before!
Well to continue with the story… I learnt how windows Xp and Linux differ in their philosophy. And I learnt the following things
i) Use windows and you never know what your system is capable of.
ii) Use windows and get stuck into the routine.
iii) Use windows and know things only what it lets you know.
iv) Use windows and never experience higher Joys.
Linux is so different, absolutely amazing. And I sure m gonna transit to linux. Linux teaches me more. It makes my experience with my computer lively and interesting. It teaches me to be more adventurous and most important thing it has taught me is this
“After using Linux I need not fancy as intelligent and knowledgeable. After using Linux I would be intelligent and knowledgeable.”
And the desktop effects just take my breath away!
Linux is fabulous!
Thanks for reading the story and please do critic the story!