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Linux The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
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pjafrombbay
Member since:
2005-07-31

First off - your smart ass reply probably doesn't warrant a response; but I'll give you one anyway.

There were many problems installing Ubuntu 7.10. The minor issue of it failing during the install when it was trying to find the security up-dates took several days to resolve. There were a whole lot of other issues once I got it going. It was several weeks ago so I don't recall all the detail only the utter frustration. One problem I do recall was the difficulty in getting my WD Passport USB drive to work reliably (days of Googling and trial and error). I tried Fedora because I read a review about how good it was, downloaded the Live CD and gave it a go. It installed fine but IT DID LOOSE X WHEN I MODIFIED FSTAB TO ENABLE THE WINDOWS SECOND HARD DRIVE - I don't care whether you believe it or now, you were not here so how would you know.

In fact attitudes like yours put those who are struggling with Linux technical issues off the whole effort. Thankfully there are many many more people who are helpful so that negates those like you.

The crux of my post is that for the ordinary mildly technical user, Linux still has a long way to go to match the ease of use of Windows. By the way, during my working life (I'm retired now) I had a great deal to do with Microsoft (have you been to Redmond?) and have seen there questionable business practices at first hand (have you also experienced this?). I feel I AM in a position to pass judgment.

Can I suggest you lighten up and look at posts like mine as "a message" and don't try to "kill the messenger".

Peter

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Tweek Member since:
2006-01-12

"It installed fine but IT DID LOOSE X WHEN I MODIFIED FSTAB TO ENABLE THE WINDOWS SECOND HARD DRIVE - I don't care whether you believe it or now, you were not here so how would you know. "

NO it did not. It is a simple fact. something else changed at the time might have caused that problem, but fstab did not, in any way, shape or form cause that issue. you are flat out wrong, accept it, and move on.

All you did was respond that basically "i dont know what the hell i am doing or saying and am totally shocked when someone calls me on it"

i know being called a fool is totally unique to linux and no one in the windows help forums does that ever. but seriously, either you are a liar, or completely ignorant to the basic functions of computers. The fact that you know what fstab is raises the bar. So which is it?

Edited 2007-11-28 05:51

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rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//It installed fine but IT DID LOOSE X WHEN I MODIFIED FSTAB TO ENABLE THE WINDOWS SECOND HARD DRIVE //

How the hell can an FSTAB entry brick anything in xorg.conf ???

Unless you mean what you actually typed ... perhaps you "loosened" the monitor cable, rather than "losing" your X server?

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