I think this was supposed to go to the list, eh Eugene? :)
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From: "Eugene O'Leary" <eugeneo at esatclear.ie>
Subject: Re: starting with linux (was [ILUG] Re: ILUG digest, Vol 1 #491
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To: "Donncha O Caoimh" <donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com>
I have also installed and started to use Linux during the past couple of
months. Why did I install it? Just for the hell of learning how to use
and getting to know how to do things, that cannot be done with Windows (
that can be done with Windows at great expense.) I do a lot of graphics
stuff for web-pages and "The Gimp" is every bit as good if not better
some of the expensive programs like Photo Shop or Paint Shop Pro. The
cd player is also better than the Windows player. It can be tweaked to
great effects. There are many, many great programs in Linux.
The point that I am trying to make is that Abdullah has been asked the
question that I was asked at first: "what do you want to use Linux for?"
"do you need Linux". That sounds a bit like asking, "what do you want
Windows for?", or "do you need Windows"? The answer to the latter is
The answer given by Donncha is quite understandable, coming from a
professional, but there are those of us out there also, Donncha who use
Linux just for the many hours of enjoyment that we can get from it. I am
sure Abdullah will get as much enjoyment from managing to configure his
sound system as you would get from writing an award winning program.
Linux can be enjoyed by all: even stupid computer illiterates like
We learn the hard way, but we eventually get there and enjoy the
I use Linux "because it's there!"
If Abdullah wants to configure his sound card, maybe he could contact me
directly at eugeneo at esatclear.ie as I have had his problems also. I
promise anything, but I might be able to help. In the meantime, I would
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