[SATLUG] [Fwd: Re: Which Linux is for You?]
art.hall at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 18 14:21:45 CST 2006
I suspect that lots of us newcomers are in the same boat with your friend Larry. With about 12 different distros to choose from here, I've decided that Knoppix and freespire come as close as any to recognizing my hardware and getting the job done for me.
Geoff <geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote: Hey, Gang... I've got a friend who -really- wants to be using Linux.
Below are his concerns.
How can I help him?
Geoff, I have about 6 versions of Linux, Debian, knoppix, Redhat, SuSE, etc.
but none of them see all of my hardware. So far, for what I am doing, it is
not worth my effort or time. Believe me, I know Linux is superior but I
have, truly, ZERO problems with Windows 2K or XP, it just all works for me
and my business. If I could find a version of Linux that I could get up and
running in a reasonable amount of time (2 hours) that WORKED with what I
have, I would change in a second, but so far, Linux just is not up to date
with the real "Business" world yet. I have tried several times. If you ever
find a version, please let me know. It is not about experiencing Linux, I
have done that. In fact I used to setup and administrate all of the Motorola
Unix servers which was very similar, both Pre-GUI and post GUI, of course,
Linux has vastly improved on that.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: Which Linux is for You?
> Larry Lowry - WD5CFJ wrote:
>> None so far.
>> My only question is this. Which one can I insert into my pc and it will
>> load, recognize ALL of my hardware including my wireless network
>> hardware, and motherboard chipset hardware and then JUST WORK without me
>> having to go all over the internet looking for patches, addin's,etc,
>> because the latest SUSE surely dosen't.
> At least you've got 'choices', Larry, and there are more distros than
> SuSE. In fact, I'm looking for one m'self so I can get away from Novell,
> since they've decided to align themselves with Micro$loth.
> Why not download an .iso of Knoppix - boot the machine from the CD and
> experience linux that way.
> There are several 'live' cd's, for the various distros.
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