Re: [SLE] Probably stupid question - how to judge veracity of these posts?
From: Luis Miguel P. Freitas (jazzlinux_at_netmadeira.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 04:16:28 +0000
Stephen, i also was a windows user, using Win95, Win98, then
professionally WinNT, Win2000Server and Windows Xp.
I tried redhat and i loved it! but i wanted more (cause it's a too
stripped linux distro) and then i discovered SuSE Linux 7.3 and wow!
interoperability was fine and then i learned and i learned...
Actually i'm a Linux user, using SuSE 9 Professional and RedHat 9 and i
need to be interoperable with windows and macos9 and macosx. Piece of
cake with SuSE 9 Pro.
My advice is to buy SuSE Linux Professional 9 (not personal) and you can
copy and view files from your FAT32 or NTFS partition. With Personal
edition you can't (well only if you know how to recompile linux kernel
- it's easy).
Then you'll be out off problems, will have a great user guide and
administrator guide, 5 CD's and a double sided DVD. Best of all... a
great sticker from SuSE! It's not advertising but they really deserv
your support if you like SuSE Linux.
Regarding the veracity of this posts, these are great people helping and
people wanted to get some help. View other posts, read, learn and you'll
know what i'm talking about.
Every time i came here for help i always get the solution i'm looking
for. Need any help? Just post and if i can help you, i'll reply. :)
JAWDaP - Just Another WebDesigner and Programmer :)
On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 03:50, BandiPat wrote:
> On Sunday 22 February 2004 09:09 pm, Stephen Jacobs wrote:
> > This is probably a dumb question, and possibly insulting to you guys
> > (though I honestly hope not - that's not my intent), but here
> > goes...
> > To provide some perspective - I've been supporting Windows users
> > professionally for the last 10 years or so. Lately, the amount of
> > time I spend fixing problems related to trojans, worms, spyware,
> > virii, etc..., has exploded. As a matter of fact, I'm working on a
> > client's system right now, just to the left of the system I'm using
> > to type this message. Over the last couple of years I've slowly
> > begun to use Linux rather than Windows for = my own personal
> > computers. I'm learning, but slowly.
> > Now, to get to the point. I have a system running SuSE 9,
> > FTP-installed. It has the libjawt.so problem that I've found
> > mentioned in various online support threads, including a thread in
> > the January archives here. Usually the various mentions end with
> > somebody telling the user to download and install the Java Runtime
> > from Sun. I tried that and still get the error when trying to run
> > YAST.
> > In the January thread for this list, Guillermo recommended another
> > poster download and install the JRE, AND download and install his own
> > RPM, from his own website.
> > I'm anxious to get this problem resolved so I may install various
> > components, but I'm a little gunshy about just downloading and
> > installing some random package from a site I know nothing about.
> > I don't believe there is anything malevolent at all about Guillermo's
> > files, but I'm ordinarily a very trusting sort, and I'm wondering
> > what the wise course of action would be for something like this.
> > Those of you more clued-in, how would I confirm something like this?
> > My instinct says there's nothing to worry about, but having spent the
> > weekend fighting various Windows malware on 2 different client
> > systems, I'm thinking it might be prudent to think carefully about
> > blindly installing anything.
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
> > PS: I don't mean to single this one instance out. I'm confident the
> > particular thread I'm mentioning is perfectly innocent. I was really
> > asking more 'in general', as this sort of thing occurs all the time,
> > and I don't want to one day install some RPM that hoses my system,
> > because a knowledgeable 15 year old wanted to get some kicks.
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Stephen Jacobs mailto:Steve@JacobsHome.org
> Glad to see you are breaking away and using something a bit more stable
> and user controllable. SuSE Linux should serve you well. My first
> impression would be to ask you if you are serious about moving to
> Linux. If you are, and I think so, then get your own copy of the Pro
> package. Install all the things you need for the things you want to
> do. The FTP install is nice, but it is not the Pro pack nor the
> Personal version either and it will leave you wanting for a great many
> As you have already found, things are missing and installing other
> things seems somewhat problematic. It wouldn't be the case, if you had
> a full install from the DVD or CDs supplied in the Pro package. No, I
> don't work for SuSE, but for the most bang for the buck, a SuSE boxed
> set is hard to beat!
> Who you trust for your extra files or updated files, if you are a
> version junkie, is up to you. Ask about, there are some trustworthy
> suppliers of SuSE rpms. Make a decision also if you are going to stick
> mostly with SuSE supplied files or some other source, but don't mix &
> match too much, as it sometimes leads to problems.
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> On any other day, that might seem strange...
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