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Old 7th March 2004, 19:54   #21
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I gain nothing by learning linux atm and I don't have time to learn it either :/

I do gain something by sticking with M$ at this time though, being MCSE doesn't have much to do with it. Having to offer support to M$ products @ work does however.

I don't like the whole "tinkering" attitude of linux to get things running, sure it might be fun to have control over every piece of the OS and control/compile to your likings. But for someone who does not have the time to read up on all that, it is a pain in the ***

linux is good for a webserver or dedicated application server. Everything else.. not enough official support yet.
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If you have someone setting it up, linux makes a GREAT office OS, using a local server and remote workstations.
But it's still lacking for users without time to spare.
It's a here and now world, not a here, then read some there, and again something WAAAY back there, and then it works (maybe) kinda world.

I love the apt program for debian. I found the installation very easy. but it's not windows. Trying to install a linux without an extra PC for googling is hopeless.
I know more people who cast of M$ in favor of unix. Good for them, I'll just have to play dungeon siege with someone else...
 
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Trying to install a linux without an extra PC for googling is hopeless.
Uhm, I hope you're talking about the very first linux install. : )

You can google while installing Gentoo fyi, if you don't mind a text based browser. ; )
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Yea, that's if you know how to a) start it up, b) work with it.

It may be just as easy to teach a n00b linux (being preinstalled with a nice GUI) as it is to teach him windows.
But someone used to windows is totally lost in linux.
 
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someone used to DOS is semi-lost in linux
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