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Re: [SLE] Fwd: Re: [SLE] [OT] Legal Issues Type Question
  • From: Tazio Ceri <praisetazio@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 20:01:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <3AF59170.7050405@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Ziga!

Ziga Dolhar wrote:

For a total newbie, it's still easier and more friendly to use Windows OS. Instalation is easier, using it is easier, playing games is "easier" [read: you cannot play all games under Linux a decent way].

I disagree with you here. Many friends of mine tried to install Windows.
They failed. Sometimes windows forgets to install some dlls, and they were blocked.
Windows did not have all the drivers on its CD, so they messed up with drivers a lot.
As they saw my windows box with my nice partitions, they tried to have partitions too.
What did they do? They formatted the HD... then made up partitions and then they wanted
to install windows. The error message if you forget formatting is misleading: it says it has
no space on the HD, no that you fool forget to format. These are only some examples.
You could think my friends are idiots or something like that. I do not think so. Windows
never let you see what's inside the PC, you can never learn. There is no docs, so you can
hardly learn anything about it.
Yes Windows is easier than linux if you know it better than linux. But I think everything should
be easier when you know it better.

I think for a complete computer beginner, installing Suse Linux is as hard as installing Windows.
And Linux is easier to learn, too. Some years ago a friend of mine and I started to mess up with
home LANS. Then I changed windows with linux.
Nowadays I can say I know something about tcp/ip, udp, firewalling and routing, smb networking too.
My friend sometimes cant undertand what he is doing when he plays around with his expensive commercial
firewall. And he has not been able to set up connection sharing yet under Windows 2000.
Windows hides everything, Linux does not. That's why now I am miles above him about networking.


ps: I am not a fanatic and I think Linux has a lot to improve.-)

I think Linux community should accept that Linux is not [yet] an dream-OS, but "Yet another OS" with it's pros and cons, and there is nothing wrong with that! Well, have I ever tried to explain that to any fanatic Linux user I have meet in my life [all of them were fanatics... Guys, WT* are you doing to today's children? :-)] I was interrupted and spited on. Hmm, I understand they love "their" OS, but you must always be open to any criticism. Saying Something is cool without allowing anyone to say anything against it is a type of one-sided sword.

Kind Regards, Ziga Dolhar

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