Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS
From: Ruel Smith (Big Daddy) (noway_at_nowhere.com)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 06:17:39 -0500
on Sun January 25 2004 11:37 pm, Anthony Roberts decided to enlighten us
> Ay, there's the rub. The vast majority of problems on Windows are solved
> with a reboot, and possibly a reinstall. A reboot rarely helps on Linux.
> You've got to go in and understand. That's not easy for some people.
Just about every problem I ever had in Linux was solved by deleting the
offending .rc or config file and let the app/system rebuild it and begin
again. Not so much as a reboot. Once I began to understand Linux, I ceased
to need to reboot. Try that with Windows...better yet, try and delete a
registry setting and let the app/system rebuild it!
> I mean, I just picked up a dual-out video card. I checked that it was
> supported before I got it, but it still took me an afternoon to get it
> working right. Conditions were ideal, and I had a laptop that I could
> look at documentation with (what documentation there was), and that I
> could use to SSH in to make changes even when the display wasn't working.
I just installed WinXP on a computer I just built for a friend and it took a
couple of evenings to get all of his hardware working properly. The onboard
Promise controller was a PITA. So much for ease of installation and
> Linux makes up for that, with me, because I don't have to do a blessed
> thing otherwise. On the average, it comes out substantially in favor of
> Linux. But if you don't know how to edit config files, then you've got a
> problem if you deviate from what the distro supports. And if you're not
> willing to edit config files, it supports a lot less than Windows.
Config files are in clear plain english and an idiot can decipher and edit
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