On 2011-10-19 10:35, DenverD wrote:
> On 10/19/2011 06:17 AM, JoergJaeger wrote:
> imo, Win/Mac folks who try to get going in Linux by dual booting on a
> single machine are at a huge disadvantage!!
You tell me.
> imo, especially the mid- to advanced-Win user confident in technological
> skills who will (automatically and unthinking/unreading) use familiar
> procedures and techniques and thereby shoot the Linux system between the
> eyes, without really trying.
> like (as normal) logging into the GUI as ‘administrator’ to solve all
Fine with me
> or jumping to reinstall as a solution (and removing all possibility of
> learning what the problem was)…
I did that just once. I first installed Debian or Red Hat. Got to the
prompt. Did not know what to do next. So I installed SuSE, which a magazine
comparison said was the easiest, and had the command “susehelp” (text mode).
Maybe I installed SuSE, payed a bit, learned a bit, thought I wanted to
install different, and did.
> or (as normal) searching the net for an application, downloading it (from
> an unknown, untrusted site as a who know what: rpm for another system, tar,
> zip, bin, script) and double clicking it to a frown.
Never did that. I had no internet. And when I did, it was expensive. I
downloaded source code and compiled it myself.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)