[Novalug] Why? And More4 to the Point, What Do I Do Next?
kkauffman at headfog.com
Sat Apr 12 10:04:12 EDT 2008
It's really a simple issue in my mind.
1) You made manual installation choices without understanding the impact
that could have on the stability of the system. That addresses points #3
2) Windows has corporate sponsorships through all the vendors that support
it. I think back to Windows 3.x and it was "ok" but was not nearly as
stable as Linux is today. Once more corporate backing in the forum of
support happens from hardware and software vendors, you will find that more
and more problems will disappear.
3) Most of the "free" offerings you are trying to leverage are the BETA or
development test beds for product development. Particularly Fedora.
Perhaps you should try *purchasing* a Linux solution like RedHat standard
desktop and make a more equal comparison.
When using a "free" offering, there is an understanding that you have to
figure out solutions.
In all fairness, I have to reinstall Windows on a fairly regular basis
because of it's tendency to degrade over time with my aggressive use.
Linux, once the time has been invested in resolving problems and issues --
I've never had to reinstall. It remains consistent.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:48 PM, Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com>
> On Friday 11 April 2008 07:10:40 pm William Bean wrote:
> > Folks,
> > BACKGROUND
> > I have been using computers since the PDP8 (yes, I'm that old) and have
> > done a bit of very small scale programming in FOCAL, BASIC, FORTRAN, and
> > dBase. I am familiar with MS-DOS, W95, W98, W2000, FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
> > Solaris. I currently run Open BSD 4.2 on our household server and
> > 2000 on our desktops.
> > I have tried to use Linux. I have successfully installed every major
> > distribution on some machine or another, and I successfully compiled my
> > installation from source to dual boot (with Windows 95) a Toshiba T1900
> > (486) with a 120MB HD and 20MB RAM. Yet, despite great eagerness to do
> > I have yet to find a USEFUL 'kitchen-sink' Linux desktop (i.e comparable
> > Windows 2000).
> First question:
> What is the area where you live? It sounds like you need some hands on
> help to
> get over this hump.
> Dan Arico
> One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
> One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
> In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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