On Monday 12 July 2004 16:51, Rick Moen wrote:
> > The most important question for a newbie is: If I have a problem, will
> > I find someone running the same system as me, preferably on the same
> > machine?
> > For that reason alone, Fedora and Debian are the obvious choices.
I should have said, will I find a _knowledgeable_ person running ...
For example, you recommended Lindows.
If I had a Lindows machine with a hardware problem
(quite likely, I imagine), would I be likely to find an expert
running the same machine?
My impression is that the cognoscenti wouldn't touch Lindows
with a barge-pole.
> Given your starting premise, logic would actually have suggested that
> you were recommending MS-Windows. ;->
Well, I was talking about Linux distributions.
But actually I have found it quite difficult to get answers to MS questions
on MS newsgroups.
(Eg I had a problem installing W2k on a SCSI-only machine,
as it was already too late by the time it asked if I had a driver disk.
I only found the secret - one had to press F6 at a critical point -
after asking on the newsgroups for several months.)
I wonder if there are in fact more people in the world
who have installed Windows than have installed Linux?
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