Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE: It is boring....
by fretinator on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:28 UTC in reply to "It is boring...."
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

And until there will be any need to manually edit xorg.conf, fstab etc. to do anything else with PC than web browsing or starting OO.org then GNU/Linuxes will stay at 1% of the market.


Those days are gone. I have many Linux boxes throughout my house. I do not have to edit these files. The funny things is that you can even delete the xorg.conf file on most systems and not have a problem. It is autogenerated.

But the fun part about myths is that they are fun to tell, over and over. Wide-eyed children world-wide enjoy hearing these scary stories of editing config files, cringing under their covers as they drift of to sleep...

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RE[2]: It is boring....
by dauger on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:38 in reply to "RE: It is boring...."
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2006-01-17


Those days are gone. I have many Linux boxes throughout my house. I do not have to edit these files. The funny things is that you can even delete the xorg.conf file on most systems and not have a problem. It is autogenerated.


They aren't gone completely. Many users of Fedora 9 had to edit xorg.conf to get the desktop to load right out of the box. I was one of them.

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RE[3]: It is boring....
by fretinator on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:44 in reply to "RE[2]: It is boring...."
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

" Those days are gone. I have many Linux boxes throughout my house. I do not have to edit these files. The funny things is that you can even delete the xorg.conf file on most systems and not have a problem. It is autogenerated.
They aren't gone completely. Many users of Fedora 9 had to edit xorg.conf to get the desktop to load right out of the box. I was one of them. "

True, that is also one of the reasons I stay away from Fedora. Often, too many things are broken out of the box. Linux nerds love to share their horror stories of how they managed to get it working. I am not in that club. On a distro such as Ubuntu, Mandriva and Suse, these things are rarely necessary. It reminds me of the past on Dos/Windows where you had to often edit config.sys and autoexec.bat. I'm glad those days are gone. The only things I will say, is at least on the distros where you sometimes have to edit one of these config files, it's still easier than editing the Windows registry when things go wrong. What a mess that is!!

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RE[2]: It is boring....
by autumnlover on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:01 in reply to "RE: It is boring...."
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

If so then how to automount a new fat32/ntfs partition for read/write access at startup, without editing fstab?

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RE[3]: It is boring....
by raver31 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 06:32 in reply to "RE[2]: It is boring...."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

If so then how to automount a new fat32/ntfs partition for read/write access at startup, without editing fstab?



By running "gparted"

try again troll

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RE[3]: It is boring....
by wanderingk88 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 06:33 in reply to "RE[2]: It is boring...."
wanderingk88 Member since:
2008-06-26

Under Ubuntu, install ntfs-3g [0]

And FAT32 was pretty much supported by the kernel ages ago.

[0] http://www.howtoforge.com/ntfs_3g_ubuntu_feisty

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