Re: New Linux User Suggestions
From: cowboyzlinux (cowboyzlinux_at_ihug.co.nz)
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 09:13:20 +0100
On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 11:38:25 +0000, Sybren Stuvel wrote:
>> What is an optimal system setup for that version of Linux?
> The faster the better - as with any system.
>> Is installing programs on that version of Linux as easy as Windows
>> (ie. doubleclick the setup file)?
> Windoze isn't that easy, get real. You have to locate the right .exe
> file, scan it for virusses, execute it, read loads of legal text to
> figure out if you're not being screwed, specify where you want the
> software to be installed, select which options you want, hit 'next' a
> few more times, and hope it works.
> Installing in Linux is something else. "apt-get install mozilla" will
> install Mozilla for you on Debian. "emerge mozilla" will download the
> latest Mozilla source, compile it, and install it for you in Gentoo. As
> you can see, it's way easier: just type a single command.
Windows isn't that easy? Get real. Installing anything on windows
couuldn't be made easier. You have to locate the right .exe? Yeah well
that is shown by the pretty little icon that looks different to all the
other icons. Scan for viruses? I never bother but if you must them you
would probably have a virus killer with real time scan so you don't need
to worry about it. Execute it? 2 Clicks on the same file (or in some
cases one! (Can you click your left mouse button -- no the OTHER left)
Specify where you want the software installed? Well that would be
advanced users and beginners will accept defaults which would usually put
it in program files directory. (Logical?) Read loads of legal text?
You don't HAVE to read it. In fact. I don't know anyone who has sat down
and read it. On the compare to Linux there is just as much to read but
you HAVE to read it or you haven't got a clue how it is going to work out.
Hitting next 7 or 8 times to install something is not a problem or hassle.
All those 'next' are on screens where you can configure the program for
your needs. If the same pattern was on a Linux machine you would call it
configureable. However on a windows machine it is called a hassle.
Get off your high horse.