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Old 10. May 2010, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep, I agree, that seems like a good idea . Jojoyee is our man .
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Old 11. May 2010, 03:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Maybe we should use it for an article. Something like, "Take the dive, feel the thrill, try a different OS. The ultimate in freeware." Maybe Jojoyee would be interested in doing something.
That's creative. But that will scare newbies away as not many are brave divers.
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Old 11. May 2010, 05:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Especially when it comes to jumping out of Windows!
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Old 11. May 2010, 06:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Especially when it comes to jumping out of Windows!
Good one!

But some, if not many, are tied down by the compulsory requirement of Windows to get day-to-day tasks done such as banking, bill-payments, etc.

If this were not so, the fear factor is manageable .
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But some, if not many, are tied down by the compulsory requirement of Windows to get day-to-day tasks done such as banking, bill-payments, etc.
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Of course I understand this, as I dual boot, and use virtual machines running Windows to do things I need. (All though windows I also use windows to play games that I could not otherwise, which is a major reason many Linux users dual boot.

It is interesting though that while the "fear factor" of leaving Windows is what keeps many using it, fear is the major factor that caused me to move away from my dependence on Windows. With the current trends of malware threats growing exponentially I decided to eliminate a lot of the risk by moving to what is currently a lower risk platform.
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Old 11. May 2010, 09:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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...With the current trends of malware threats growing exponentially I decided to eliminate a lot of the risk by moving to what is currently a lower risk platform.
...and for me, start realizing this kind of thing: "Sometimes devices don't automount, in which case you should try to manually mount it." -- a small fear factor, but could be quite a big fear factor to some newbies to "jump out of Windows"
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Old 11. May 2010, 10:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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...and for me, start realizing this kind of thing: "Sometimes devices don't automount, in which case you should try to manually mount it." -- a small fear factor, but could be quite a big fear factor to some newbies to "jump out of Windows"
plus tarballs plus something obscene-sounding like grepping
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LOL! How about three people skydiving? Ubuntu for thrill seekers? Sounds sort of cool. Here I made the logo!
Your logo which represents a skydiving community is a vast improvement on the call centre logo; much appreciated!
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A few folks here will remember my foray into Linux with Ubuntu which was thwarted by an unreliable association between the Network Manager in 9.10 and my broadband modem

Since acquiring cable though all things are now possible and after a frustrating month with problems caused by all sorts of Windows security apps I decided to have another look. My cable connection in itself is not trouble free but I've retained one Windows set up to use the wireless with if necessary.

I've always liked PCLinuxOS so this was a natural choice. I also liked Mepis but neither 8.0 or 8.5 would recognize my new monitor's resolution so they went in the bin.

Right from the install I found PCL easy to work with although my past experience was with Gnome so some of the KDE differences have caused the odd bit of head scratching. Immediately after install it also updated another 265MB of something which I believe was the KDE version upgrade.

I was amazed how everything worked straight out of the box. No problems with sound, FLV, fonts, streaming radio and other things like I experienced when first moving to Ubuntu.

I haven't worked out how to configure sensors yet because this appears to be different to Ubuntu and I'm not yet understanding the differences in terminal operation. No doubt this will come when I have the time to look at it properly. I also found the KDE desktop settings extremely difficult to navigate but this is a minor issue. More disappointing was that Cairo dock does not work without leaving a huge black box behind it and despite finding several threads about this around the web I'm no nearer to if a solution is even possible, let alone how to go about achieving it
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