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linuxbodger at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 19:22:20 EST 2008
Ah, I remember Xtree... Anyone else ever have to teach and support
I do think that those of us who were proficient in DOS (and in my case
learned FORTRAN on punch cards) have a big head start when it comes to
linux as none of us are afraid of the command line. When you look at
the DOS commands and the necessity to get comfortable editing config.sys
and autoexec.bat, it is eerily similar to what we do now. This makes
using linux a whole lot easier for us than for someone who grew up on
Windows and Macs.
Jay Hart wrote:
> Your questions are ALWAYS GOOD...
> And, I would also say that if you think you are "the Perpetual Newbie", I'd
> have to join you with this honor. Every year it seems like I know/remember
> less and less. It was easy mastering DOS, there wasn't all that much it could
> do, and there wasn't all that much software out there, you could really get to
> know the OS and apps. I was real pro on DOS and apps like xtree-gold. When
> Win 3.1 or 95 GUI broke, I'd hack the config files in DOS mode until I fixed
> the problem. So many files today in a modern OS that sometimes I can't even
> determine which file to hack.
> I used to edit the data game files to change my player stats. Not sure you
> can do that anymore.
>> On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 17:02 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>>> Seems to me that Charlie's inquiry has opened up a can of worms.
>>> So, lets try to answer his question through education.
>> Thank you, Jay! Every once in a while I figure out an intelligent
>> question. My way of being of service to the community.
>> Charlie, clinging to his title "the Perpetual Newbie"
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