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Augustwest

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« on: September 27, 2004, 06:29:02 pm »

Well, Windows crapped out on me while I was trying to repartition to make a dual-boot machine, so I blew it away, and am writing this in Mozilla, via Fedora!  :D

I'm sure there are tribulations ahead, but so far it's been a cakewalk.

Thanks to all at TCF for inspiring me to take another step away from all that's wrong in the world!

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2004, 06:45:47 pm »

Yay!

Maybe I shoulda already, so now here: My windows machine talked on the ISDN line via an ISDN card with its commo software to Big German ISP T-Online (the Big German Telephone Monopoly). Windows died one day-- no help. So, I plugged in a computer with a Fritz card (popular ISDN card), loaded Suse 8.0, which recognized everything (except my German Keyboard:-), knew T-Online well, and connected me after I gave it my access code/number. That simple. That easy.

(Later I hooked up a zip-drive, but see other thread.)
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2004, 06:49:48 pm »

Yeeeeeeehawwwwwww! Augustwest, you mean you didn't even have to munge around with modems or soundcards or anything? That easy? Well, maybe the gods have kind moments after all.

Good for you for going for it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2004, 07:53:28 pm »

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I'm sure there are tribulations ahead, but so far it's been a cakewalk.

If you avoided modem and soundcard troubles, you probably dodged the bullet on the really tough stuff. Just remember, the whole lot of us are here to help you continue on the path away from evil  :D  
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2004, 12:46:51 am »

giddyface,

It's not so uncommon to do a linux(especially the mainstream distributions) install and have everything work right from square one...........all it takes is good quality mainstream hardware that was built for a PCclone.....not for a "Made for windows" craputer.
And there "is" a difference*grin*
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004, 09:05:19 am »

Well, I'm cheating a bit, as the sound card was bad on my pc to begin with...

But it found my modem right away.

I know alot of people aren't big fans of GNOME, but it seems pretty intuitive to me. I'll get around to trying KDE too, but maybe not for a few weeks.

Next up...getting PGP downloaded and installed...
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 10:22:47 am »

August,

Don't get your shit twisted out of shape about liking Gnome.*L*
There's a lot of folks that like and use Gnome over KDE.

But then again, one must consider that you're using Linux now, and you ARE given the choice of interface, be it Gnome, KDE, anyone of a handful of other GUI's, or even the old black page (CLI)......and at least you are given the choice.
Just that in itself is a bit refreshing isn't it?
Welcome to "free market computing"

 
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Even some cowboy and indian outlaws in the 1800's eventually stopped sleeping under buffalo skins, and came to town to entertain paying customers. For some I imagine the bruising of their ego never healed.

We all have some scar tissue that never lets us completely forget the intent of the adventure.

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004, 03:47:22 pm »

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......and at least you are given the choice.
Just that in itself is a bit refreshing isn't it?

I like having choices.

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Welcome to "free market computing"

Ain't it great?  :-)

Speaking of free market,  I got a thing in the mail for a credit card (BankAmerica, if you're curious),  and it made all this splash about doing the web thing,  so I did.  And there was all this stuff about how secure the site was. So I decided to check it out,  and used the "document information" option in my browser (Konqueror,  if you're curious),  and as soon as I saw the dreaded "M-word" for what they were running on their end I decided that I wasn't going to go any further with it.

And better yet,  I called at their expense and told them why I wasn't going to go any further with it,  in the process of getting myself taken off their mailing list.  That said company's software has security holes in it that are big enough to drive my truck through,  and that they couldn't seem to get the hang of fixing that sort of thing,  since new ones popped up all the time,  and I didn't want my personal info out there and compromised.  The response was pretty lame,  about what you'd expect,  being about how the current bank customers were satisfied with things (yeah,  right -- if they even *know* about it!) but I wasn't having any.  Presumably she made notes on their computer,  and if I'm real lucky maybe somebody will even read them eventually.

In the meantime I'm just exercisin' my free-market choices...   :-)
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