I can not, for the life of me, think why I am posting this. Perhaps there is a guilty streak inside me or perhaps I just want to share my experiences with others. But, finally, my Linux experiment is over. My installation has gone into some kind of apocalyptic meltdown and I have absolutely no way of working out how to fix it (other than re-intalling it :cry: ) and no will to try.
I have been mocked by this operating system for too long now to the point where I do not care one little bit whether Linux lives or dies. Which is very sad indeed. I really wanted to use this thing, I wanted to get in with the community and be a part of something that, on the surface, looks very special. But under the shell I have dicovered that this thing is very difficult to use and understand.
Then there is the issue of applications. Once I have this thing installed what can I do with it? I can't play games, for a start. And once I find an application that I want it takes me all of two seconds to realise my inadequacies with the install directions and give up. What makes this so frustrating is that I grew up programming mainframes. OK, so I might be a dinosaur, but give me MVS, CICS and so on.
Then there is the snobbery. And the conceitedness of those that believe in their apparent superior intellect because they have made this thing for their special club and consider all those that can't use it a moron. Hardly conducive to wanting to use this thing.
Until today I received the Linspire newsletter, as I have a copy and wanted to try it at some point. But it doesn't have what I want and I already have Windows, thanks. But apparently there are 5 000 000 installations of this. These figures are based on downloads of the software of course so make that 4 999 999 Linspire.
Please feel free to comment on this. I don't give a rat's bottom as I will not be reading it. No will I be reading anything else to do with Linux. As bitter tastes go this one is the stinging nettle of them all.