Zocko wrote:I'm presently trying to find out how to checksum an iso with md5deep using Mint. I had to scroogle WGET then, well I forget, its taking so long to create this Rescue Disc I saw mention on this Mint Forum I've forgotten what its called.
apt search md5
leppie@leppie ~ $ apt search md5
p cl-md5 - Common Lisp package for MD5 Message Digest
p crack-md5 - Password guessing program
p isomd5sum - ISO9660 checksum utilities
p libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl - interoperable MD5-based crypt() for perl
p libdigest-md5-file-perl - Perl extension for getting MD5 sums for fi
v libdigest-md5-perl -
p libfast-md5-java - fast implementation of the MD5 algorithm w
p liblua5.1-md5-0 - MD5 library for the lua language version 5
p liblua5.1-md5-dev - MD5 library for the lua language version 5
p libmd5-perl - backwards-compatible wrapper for Digest::M
p md5deep - Recursively compute hashsums or piecewise
p python-pyisomd5sum - ISO9660 checksum Python module
v python2.5-pyisomd5sum -
v python2.6-pyisomd5sum -
sudo apt-get install md5deep
Zocko wrote:Number one reason I can think of is you can't download a .exe file and just click on it to install a program that will just run from the desk top.
Zocko wrote: how to batch process images with Gimp which is proving a scoogle nightmare.
Leppie wrote:a fair amount of new users turn their backs on linux because of issues with grub2. instead of finding good concise help, they often find a large amount of users saying that grub2 is crap and things like that.
i believe that when people go to a forum for help, they want to find a solution and they don't want to hear that a large amount of more experienced users say that what they have just installed is one of the worst applications around. i had the same issues in the early days of grub legacy, finding a lot of people say that it just didn't work and no solution so i reverted back to lilo as i knew how to use that. however, not everybody knows how to change boot loader or is willing to do so after a first clean install.
chattr +i /file/to/lock
(locks a file even to root)
FedoraRefugee wrote:The specific reasons are as myriad as the people trying Linux. But I think it all boils down to a single factor. Unwillingness to learn something new.
MALsPa wrote:FedoraRefugee wrote:The specific reasons are as myriad as the people trying Linux. But I think it all boils down to a single factor. Unwillingness to learn something new.
Often it's just a matter of not wanting to put in the time (and effort) to learn how to do the things in Linux that they're already doing in Windows. Or feeling that they really don't have the time to put into it. Some of the people I've discussed Linux with might have been willing to learn something new, but they felt they had so much on their plates that it was easier to just stick with Windows.
And also it's often simply that they're relatively satisfied with Windows -- or not dissatisfied enough to want to learn how to use Linux.
Like you said, the specific reasons are myriad. Linux isn't for everyone, as is so often repeated.
FedoraRefugee wrote:Very good points. But is it not true that unwillingness to learn can include the time factor and the satisfaction with something else factor? Both of these still create an unwillingness to learn something new. If they wanted to use Linux bad enough then they would create the time. After all, how hard is it today?
FedoraRefugee wrote:What is the giveaway is when you ask any long time Linux user and they claim that Linux is EASIER than Windows. This has been my experience also, from teaching 5 kids Linux first then having them use Windows. They simply do not understand Windows. Linux makes more sense, at least it has in the past though it is changing.
markcynt wrote:In other words people want Windows!
gordon.cooke wrote:I propose that Linux (as a product) is at this turning point. As an OS it is fully capable of what the average user needs. There are plenty of forum posts here and other sites from 'average' user who just surfs the net, doesnt program and are very happy with Linux.
gordon.cooke wrote:Marketing, well Linux has almost none, but still people come. So user experience. This I think is where the Linux community will need to adjust if Linux is to pick up, or else it will stagnate. Many in the community are in the early-adopter mindset and provide help form this veiwpoint.
gordon.cooke wrote:Why wouldn't you want to understand what is going on under the hood, you really should if your going to make best use of the system. Well, someone doesn't need to be a mechanic to appreciate and desire the superior ride of a Porsche vs a Kia, even if a mechanical engineer appreciates even more. For Linux to continue its growth in the desktop market it needs to meet the user experience expectations of the late-adopters. Anything that gets in the way of just using the computer to do the end task (surf web, listen to music) is going to interfere with adoption and drive users away. Getting my wifi to work is not an end task for these users.
gordon.cooke wrote:Now some people have an opinion that Linux shouldn't go after the mass market and thats fine. I'm not against that. If you dont care if Linux expands then let well enough alone and keep developing for what you need. Personally I think Linux is worth a project to make it aim at the mass market of average users and compete with MS or Mac. If I had my druthers when you walk into Best Buy there would be a table, just past the Mac display with a few computers running Linux for customers to check out just like all the other computers there and have a third choice in their computers.
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