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Old 14th March 2013, 11:41 PM   #11
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With computers becoming more like commodities, I don't think that attitude will go far. And that probably explains why Linux hasn't taken off like a rocket.

Most people I know expect computers to just work. I do too... It's not like I don't want to learn, but I'm more selective of what I choose to spend time on. I don't want to have to spend time learning how a faucet operates, make my own customized faucet, and reshape the parts to actually make them work together just so I can pour water into a pot and actually learn and accomplish what I wanted to learn in the first place; to boil the perfect al dente pot of pasta.

But each to his own, I guess.

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Old 14th March 2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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Windows sucks as far as I am concerned but it is needed to run many of my applications, as they are windows based. That's it in a nutshell.
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Old 15th March 2013, 06:09 AM   #13
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The trouble with Linux is that the guys who are into it think that they're better than the common cut of humanity; and perhaps they are, but they inhibit it from becoming what it could be, a true game-changer, because they insist that the price you're gonna pay for using it is that you're going to have to learn something in the process, if only patience.
Why do you have to use linux? Is it because you want to show others you can? Because you want to be "in"? I do not understand the motivation. You are happy with your OS which you have already learnt to use, keep it.
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Old 15th March 2013, 06:14 AM   #14
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Most people I know expect computers to just work.
Right. And they either have someone install and configure linux for them (corporate desktop linux users, my grandparents, my company employees, etc.), or they use a pre-installed windows or OSX.


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Old 15th March 2013, 09:03 AM   #15
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ive tried out a lot of linux distris, most of them on usb stick or bootable from disk. but the problem is during trying out and learning to leave your "home system" i.E. windows, the place where you feel comfortable.
now i found out about oracle virtalbox. virtualisation is probably a way to go when learning linux.
https://www.virtualbox.org/
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Old 16th March 2013, 03:51 AM   #16
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Thanks for the link. I had read about virtualisation. I am not ready to mess with my computer yet, but will definitely look into that option as I build my machine.
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Old 16th March 2013, 04:33 AM   #17
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in terms of audio capability virtual box itself seems to lack in the beginning, the only thing really working right away seems to be intel ICH ac97 audio i believe. so there is no real install and play audio like most of the distris nowadays can handle. i use it mainly as training platform. the idea behind this "thing" is that you have one more or less big windows file, for example linux.vdi. the emulation runs there. so you really cant mess up your system (mostly).
my personal reason for using linux is that i had an old satelite dvb card lying around which samples at ~500khz (896SPS). in windows its somehow not possible to overdrive this beast and make some further experiments.
but for this kind of stuff im not prepared at all at the moment.
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Old 16th March 2013, 04:52 AM   #18
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Microsoft could end the worldwide economic slump if they would only give away the source code to Windows. As it is, every time they bring out a new version they cost the whole world millions of man-hours re-learning the locations of features we already re-learned more than once. It's not funny. What a way to run a planet.
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Old 16th March 2013, 06:47 AM   #19
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prefix every command line instruction with sudo just to get it to happen.
Try with "sudo su -"
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Old 16th March 2013, 01:07 PM   #20
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No, dont. Only use root privileges if you really need to (especially when you are a beginner). Linux is not meant to be a kind of "free Windows", its a unix like system,
and this is a big advantage I might add.
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