From: Donncha O Caoimh (donncha at domain linux.ie)
Date: Wed 22 Aug 2001 - 23:42:17 IST
First off, who have you asked for help? You'll usually get a better response
writing to mailing lists than to individuals. etc, etc..
I'd say, buy Mandrake 8.0 or Red Hat 7.1 and install that on your computer at
home. Both come with manuals and are fairly simple to setup if you know
anything about your computer at all.
Oh, what's your motivation for using Linux? If it's "to get away from the
evil empire" you'll be disapointed as it's a lot of work, the GUI isn't as
nice (subjective, KDE2.2 is sweet!), games and especially 3D are a lot harder
to get working. Working with MS Office documents is harder and more prone to
That said, try Linux or one of the free BSDs.. once you get over your culture
shock you'll be very happy :)
One more thing, don't expect something for nothing. You can download Linux
for free but you won't get any official support from the vendor. If you ask
questions of people (on mailing lists, email) and it's obvious that you
haven't attempted to do any research of your own you'll be ignored and you'll
go away feeling that the Linux community is a pack of elitist left commy
PS. CCed to the ILUG in case anyone there wants to respond.
On Thu 23 Aug 2001 03:18, you wrote:
> i'm wondering wether someone can finally help me to get, install and give
> advice on how to run a linux operating system... that i'm new to the game
> doesn't matter as i'm a fast learner by nature... i'm just not able to get
> any answers from anyone so far...
> just give me a hint to go where...
> don't i think right that we all have to try and get away from mickeysoft
> stuff... and it's downright irritating to think that nobody of the linux
> world wants to help so far... do you best, please...
> i'm just desperate at this point in time...
> oh yes i'm not wanting to replace just word or office or likeminded...
> i want a real alternative...
> i'm also a rebell by nature...
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:11:46 GMT