Beginner Q1: Linux incapable of handling FDD? CONCLUDED
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:02:34 UTC 2010
Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Amedee Van Gasse ããã¯æ¸ãã¾ãã:
>> I had to look up this word in a dictionary because I am not a native
>> speaker, but I think that the correct description for what you are doing
>> is "grovelling". It's a negative attitude that does not help you or
>> anyone else. I prefer to work towards a solution with a positive attitude.
>> Conclusion: you jump to conclusions too fast.
>> Give people a chance to help you. It's very bad for motivation if you
>> don't give people a chance, next time around they might not be so
>> willing to help you.
> Yes, you are right, of course. I apologize for being so rude.
> After living 30 years in Japan, where politeness is (rather "used bo
> be") a very serious issue, I should be more careful.
> But, in my own defense:
> I am trying to "get friendly" with Linux for over 2 years now. Have used
> 5 different computers, 4 different monitors, about 10 different HDDs,
> about 10 different "versions" (Ubuntu, Suse, Debian, Mandriva
> ...installed using vaious combinations of hardware) and some money
> (bought a PC second hand exclusively for experimenting with Linux).
You should buy a brand new computer for Linux.
> Over these 2+ years I spent more time and effort on my attempts to
> install the OS and get BASIC things (like for example reading a floppy)
> done with Linux,
> than I spent over the past 25 years on ALL my computers, ALL OS, all
> installations, re-installations, repairs, tweaking etc. put together.
Again you were asked 3 times about your computer and now we
know IT is the problem! Either try Ubuntu on your good new
computer, or stop complaining to this list.
> Currently, it seems I have finally succeeded in successfully installing
> the OS (Linux), but am still VERY far from being able to do anything
> productive or evey work (translation) with
> a Linux based machine.
> I am NOT a computer specialist and know admittedly very little about
> computer science, programming etc., but nevertheless could "find my way
> around" using MS products or Mac.
> Again and again: I am NOT trying to tell anybody that those are
> better/preferrable or whatever over Linux.
> The only reason why I keep this effort still up, is that I WANT(!!!) to
> get away from MS, but Linux definitely does NOT make this an easy task!!
> In one book it says: "Linux simply works".
> Well, that is NOT my experience!!!
> So, after spending all this time and effort without "getting anywhere",
> but still being told "be patient" and "read the documentation"
> (thousands of pages!! spread all over the planet),
> I cannot help it, but do tend to get a little frustrated/cranky ...
> In the future I will try to be as polite as I can be.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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