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Re: [SLE] Installing APT - don't do what I did
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 19:39:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211081939.42198.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 08 November 2002 17.28, Kevin McLauchlan wrote:
> Wait a minute...
> Isn't that how you get past newbie status?

That entirely depends on what your purpose with linux is. If you want to "get
past newbie status" and learn how things really work, sure it helps if you
screw up a couple of times, *and fix it yourself*. Take the time to study the
programs, understand how things are put together, and sort out the problem.
Getting answers from others - and this isn't restricted to computer, by the
way, this is true for all fields of learning - is almost guaranteed not to
teach you more than a single thing, you won't gain any understanding, which
is crucial.

If, on the other hand, your purpose is to actually use linux to get things
done you won't have time to read through scripts with attention to detail.
You want Office/apache/whatever to just work, and that can happen. But not,
as Togan pointed out, if you go with the latest and greatest of everything. I
believe Xandros got it right on that when they decided on kde 2 and not kde3.

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