RollyShed wrote: ↑
Fri May 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Google it -
"Radio broadcasting was the cheapest form of entertainment, and it provided the public with far better entertainment than most people were accustomed to. As a result, its popularity grew rapidly in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and by 1934, 60 percent of the nation's (USA?) households had radios."
60% of households by 1934. That is one radio to 4 - 8 people in a household. That would be roughly one radio to about 15 people at the most in the whole country. In the majority of countries, no radios until after the 1960s. Individual ownership came with the transistor in the mid 1960s.
So the OP lost a lot of documents because of Microsoft and lack of backups. He has tried Linux and now suggests leaving it. To what?
I'm suspicious, has the disk with the deleted files been checked thoroughly? Did a Microsoft virus called an Update simply reconfigure things and hide things away?
OH MY GOD!!!!
I made a very humorous "where am I now on this journey so far" post, and thus far I've been accused of being: a liar, a troll, a paranoiac, a techie posing as a n00b, a noob posing as a techie, and a political agitator!
I have zero idea what happened to my docs, I "googled" the problem and found several pages of people who had the same experience with Ms-Word. That was good enough for me. And no, I didn't backup, my bad - but who the heck is expecting such a bizarre thing to happen?
I may or may not use the kernel in the future, and I'm not allowed to talk about why, so you'll have to be satisfied with that answer. There's BSD, Solus, and the ghost of Solaris, but I've had a real problem installing BSD. I'm new to all this: most libre-kernel OS's are using XFS or BTRFS and you have to have some experience with partitioning to install them properly. I love Guix but you can't install it on bare metal at this point, but you can install the package system etc. etc. I think you people forget how overwhelming all this can be. Apart from using the Busybox package and going all Unixy, I'm still a computer-idiot, cut me a break. I only learned what an operating system is 13 months ago.
But thanks for the inquisition. Makes a soul feel welcome.