Installing Linux with Speakup Scheduled at CSUN
showell at lrxms.net
Sun Nov 17 07:29:50 EST 2002
Ah, We're back to this topic again.
Well folks the truth be told, the adverage person doesn't give a tiny
tin damn about what os their machine runs, doesn't care to know ram from
ram, and isn't even interested in fiddling about with the box. THey go
to the store, purchase what they believe to be the best box for the
bucks, come home, get out the big poster that tells them where to plug
the keyboard, mouse, etc. in, and turn it on. What the adverage person
does care about is how can the accomplish the task and how quickly
without a great deal of fuss. The same applies to the adverage person
who owns a car, they just want to drive and get where they are going.
THey don't care how many cylinders it has, where its got a carb or fuel
injected etc. I agree if your going to take on the task of learning an
os, expect to hit bumps along the way and don't bitch, ask questions,
read, learn, and so forth.
So, now if you wonder why there are technicians in the world, now you
know. So, lets not go about beatting others on the head because they
aren't interested in Linux or say that Linux isn't ready for the
adverage user. In fact Linux can be used by the adverage user once its
install. They wouldn't have a clue or care if its windows or Linux as
long as they can accomplish the task at hand. It holds true that the
same adverage user probably wouldn't want to install windows either.
Hell you buy a machine and it comes with the os already install and most
all applications. Now if you handed someone a LInux box with everything
on it, I'm sure they would be just as happy. I think the only challenge
is perhaps installing some new application. There is no generic method
I'm aware of to install some package you bought from the store.
COnsider if you were to buy some new word processing package, most LInux
distros have a basic feel, but different installation methods, I can see
how this would pose a problem for someone who would have to find a
package for their distro. Because there is only one windows, its easy to
purchase software. I think you see my point.
Ay, lets face it folks, Linux is not for everyone and neither is
windows, and neither is the Mac os. YOu pick what works best for you. Of
course thre are tinkers of cars, computers, and so on and that is what
most of us are. We are interested in the "under the hood" stuff.
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