If you had NVIDIA drivers installed, every kernel upgrade would break your system. Proprietary graphics drivers were by far the touchiest part of maintaining a functioning system. I remember the days before distros came with "driver managers".
I'm curious, how has your journey been so far? Are you a happy camper
Rocky with plenty of ups and downs. Of course, that can be said of going from my house to and from my snail mail box.Barbados99 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:40 pmI'm curious, how has your journey been so far?...
Pretty much. While I'm still struggling far more with Linux than I was with Win 7 when I first started with Linux, keep in mind I had decades of experience with Windows. It won't take as long to get in Linux where I was in Win 7 but it won't be overnight either (hopefully, I'll live long enough for that, a real concern considering how "well seasoned" I am). Overall, I'm liking Mint far better than Win 7 (I won't even discuss the abomination called Win 10) but that doesn't mean Linux doesn't have its undesirable quirks.
That's pretty much how I have to learn.
The fact that I was so familiar with Windows is one reason I'm still struggling with Linux. Overall, Mint is definitely better and easier to use than even Win 7 (Win 10 and Microsoft itself aren't even in the race) but there are a few areas where it isn't as easy to use or understand as Win 7 was.
Could it have been before September 1991? Then it would have been called "Freax", nonetheless you should be one of the very best Linux users ...
No sir, I am so out of practice, I am just getting back into this OS. I remember it was Red Hat, I bought it at Comp USA, I didn't know it was free back then...lol.absque fenestris wrote: ↑Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:20 amCould it have been before September 1991? Then it would have been called "Freax", nonetheless you should be one of the very best Linux users ...
I remember doing something similar. It must have been around 1995 or so, and I ordered Red Hat on CD and paid for it, but if memory serves me right, it was dirt cheap. It probably was just enough to cover the cost of the CDs, packaging and mailing it to my home. I'm sure I could have downloaded it and burned my own back then, but I knew absolutely nothing about Linux and felt more comfortable paying like that. It got me started anyway. My memory is foggy on it all, other than I remember that it was hard for me to learn. It was all so new to me.Contra wrote: ↑Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:56 amNo sir, I am so out of practice, I am just getting back into this OS. I remember it was Red Hat, I bought it at Comp USA, I didn't know it was free back then...lol.absque fenestris wrote: ↑Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:20 amCould it have been before September 1991? Then it would have been called "Freax", nonetheless you should be one of the very best Linux users ...
Are you sure about that?
That is a wonderful story... and welcome to the Mint Forum.tjay260476 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:46 amI came to Linux when I was asked to build a web server, before I was using a WIMP server (Windows/IIS/MySQL/PHP), but knew that a industry web-server needed a LAMP server.
This was well over a decade ago, but it did mean that I was using the terminal from the get go, and it took a lot of trial and error, well more error LOL. before I went pro in web hosting, I started with web/email hosting from home - I did recognise the risks of doing this, but I think that if you want to understand the WWW and the internet in all its unforgiving glory, the best way is to do it yourself. I have had ransomware attacks, my server being blacklisted as it turned into a spambot, as well as all the other things that can go wrong! I did however got myself whitelisted within months, so no mean feat there!
My three (two virtual) servers are Linux based, even the business file server, but its only been the past few days I have added a Linux distro on my main PC, as the only time I use Windows is for work, as I use Publisher and Photoshop a lot, as well as Outlook.
This is probably the first time I'm using Linux for leisure though