Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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The best tip for any linux newbie is to read, read, and read some more. All the info is available for those that seek.

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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Mark Phelps wrote:I never cease to be amazed by the folks who jump into Linux -- and then install Wine to run Windows apps!
If you want to run Window stuff, then STAY in Windows!
I probably wouldn't use linux if not for wine, which I use for playing music (foobar), sound recording and editing (audition), graphics (irfanview and P-shop) and making DVDs (ConvertXtoDVD). Kludgey, buggy, user-hostile apps are Linux's worst characteristic.
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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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and the OP has long gone ?!?!
Think about the "undo" before you "do".

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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I so want to post this one to the debian forum>
Think about the "undo" before you "do".

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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Firefox 28?

Seems you forgot to run software updater after installation.

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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I was told off in the past for suggesting the file 'Linux is not Windows', which answers most of his questions / rants.

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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All I can say is that if you are the sort of person who never really reads the directions, if at all, then you are going to find Linux hard.

But you'll also find installing WIndows hard. I doubt any of these idiotic rants are posted by anybody who's ever installed WIndows from scratch.

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Flemur wrote:
jimallyn wrote:I don't know why you would have to install Wine to play a game on Facebook. Facebook games run in your browser, and should play with any modern browser, which, of course, you didn't have because you chose not to update your system.
That's what I thought, but they also have some other stuff (dunno anything else since I don't use facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/gameroom/download/
From shooters to strategy, builders to bingo, find your game in Gameroom, designed for PC gaming.
Available for Windows 7 and above
Thanks, Flemur. I didn't know they had games for download. I do use Facebook, but I am not a gamer. I stand corrected. That said, I'd be surprised if at least some of those games wouldn't play in Wine/PlayOnLinux.
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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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Chiller, you have said that these posts were defendive and negative. I'm sorry if I also did that to you. Really.

These people are willing to help you.
If your issue is solved, please be so kind and indicate that by editing the topic title in the first post. :)

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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jimallyn wrote:
Flemur wrote:
jimallyn wrote:I don't know why you would have to install Wine to play a game on Facebook. Facebook games run in your browser, and should play with any modern browser, which, of course, you didn't have because you chose not to update your system.
That's what I thought, but they also have some other stuff (dunno anything else since I don't use facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/gameroom/download/
From shooters to strategy, builders to bingo, find your game in Gameroom, designed for PC gaming.
Available for Windows 7 and above
Thanks, Flemur. I didn't know they had games for download. I do use Facebook, but I am not a gamer. I stand corrected. That said, I'd be surprised if at least some of those games wouldn't play in Wine/PlayOnLinux.
If the only reason you can't use linux is the inability to play games you would download from facebook, then I humbly suggest you look at your priorities. :lol:
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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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Lemongrass38 wrote:These people are willing to help you.
+1

Seriously, for each of the problems you are having, post in the appropriate forums section. And do those updates! (See Update Manager at the bottom of the screen on the right hand side of the panel.)
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I think a more important question is "Why is this topic still going on?" :lol:
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your ORIGINAL post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members when browsing posts.

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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This hysteria to constructive criticism is symptomatic of a closed shop defensive attitude,that feeds off itself. The Lemming like replies by the way, remind me of the Dark ages when only priests could read and write and the peasants were truly in the dark. Its to the contrary that I ask, why isnt there an index to the acronyms to help noobs? Or anyone for that matter! No one has answered that! (Except for the person who said to Google each individual one.) Duh! That alone, is a bottleneck to the take up of Linux around the world. That is the point of my post!

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Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

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chiller wrote:why isnt there an index to the acronyms to help noobs?
http://www.linfo.org/acronym_list.html

http://www.2daygeek.com/list-of-linux-a ... eviations/#

http://www.infodrom.org/Linux/acronyms.html

https://www.allacronyms.com/linux/abbreviations
chiller wrote:This hysteria to constructive criticism is symptomatic of a closed shop defensive attitude,that feeds off itself. The Lemming like replies by the way, remind me of the Dark ages when only priests could read and write and the peasants were truly in the dark.
Your attitude sucks. You're not here to solve problems you might be having with Linux, you're here to whine and complain. I'm closing this thread.
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