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Come on, open_flanker, don't get upset. This is just a bad experience, but it's an experience yet. Try other distros, more desktop oriented. SuSE or Mandrake for example. Do you ...
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    Come on, open_flanker, don't get upset. This is just a bad experience, but it's an experience yet. Try other distros, more desktop oriented. SuSE or Mandrake for example.

    Do you think this large community of linux users don't play games, use pim, check e-mail, draw graphics, watch video's, surf the web, use digital camera, listen audio, write documents on their linux systems? Sure they do. This is only a question of proper installation and configuration of your system. If you are still bound with some windows software, try wine to launch windows apps under linux, or install Windows as second OS or under VMWare and keep on growing your linux experience while doing major work in Windows. From time to time, try to port your daily tasks from Windows to Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    aysiu, I was with you all the way on everything you said until you slammed RH 9.... Yes, Fedora Core is more refined and better than Red Hat 9 is many ways, but later versions of distros, in most cases usually are.
    Actually that was my point, really. Why not use the latest and greatest if you're going to complain? For example, I was disappointed with Mepis 3.3 (its hotplugging was sorely lacking), but Mepis 3.3.1, which came out only a few months ago is a lot better.

    My point was simply that you can't judge Linux by using old distros. No one judges Windows by Windows ME.

    The word crap in reference to Red Hat 9.0 was probably a bit of an overstatement on my part. Sorry.

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    So what exactly is going wrong with your install? Can't be that big a problem surely. What distro are you trying to install, Red Hat 9?

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    hmmm yea linux has made us all wana quit? but what ever i keep goin and goin and goin

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    Pfft, send your sob story elsewhere. I don't mean to be rude but I have seen a number of threads saying that they are going back to Windows or that Linux isn't ready for home desktops, etc. I'm tired of hearing it. RTFM, search forums, Google, Distrowatch, any docs you can, just read - it's there. Why put all this effort into Linux to make it work like Windows? If Windows is what you really want then just use it, no sob stories at forums. I would personally lock this out if I were a mod .
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    Calm down. Tomorrow is a new day. You can always try another distro. The learning curve is steep but once you get on top of things you will never want to go back. Trust me.

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    haha.............that is one pissed nerd

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    Yeah, it makes no sense to me why some folks become highly angered over their inability to use Linux and then want to take a few jabs at the rest of the community on their way out the door. Not very sporty in my opinion.

    I don't mind helping new users asking for assistance, but I have no patience for those that only want to spew out a load of trollistic remarks like that.

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    I find it strange that his quote/signature was:
    Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom anyone really has. Use that freedom. - Quote from Starship Troopers
    but he seemed to give up pretty quickly on Linux.
    I've only been using Linux for a couple of months and have learned quite a bit from the community, and everyone on this forum has answered my dumb ass questions and have been great. Ahhh well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninvisible
    I find it strange that his quote/signature was:
    Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom anyone really has. Use that freedom. - Quote from Starship Troopers
    but he seemed to give up pretty quickly on Linux.
    I've only been using Linux for a couple of months and have learned quite a bit from the community, and everyone on this forum has answered my dumb ass questions and have been great. Ahhh well....
    Yeah, I noticed that too, and thought the same thing...

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