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im sure i will learn to hate it very quickly if i try and do anything out of the ordinary but for now i'm in love with it! i just installed it on my laptop (fedora 15) and am installing KDE since i was a fan of KDE in opensuse but it was not playing very nicely with my laptop! it is a bit more of a pain than windows to get it setup but i love it! i love the CLI, i love the fact that nothing gets done without my asking, i love that its fully configurable but it is a pain doing stuff when your trying to learn! anyone have any hints/tips for an up-and-coming linux advocate (something to help me learn my way around it better)? i'm just using it on my laptop for now which all i do is surf and listen to music, for the most part. i'm having some trouble getting into the shared files on my network (music) it just says "failed to receive share list from server" when i click on windows network
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Trust be by the end of the week, you'll hate it. At least that's what always happened to me.
    
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Trust be by the end of the week, you'll hate it. At least that's what always happened to me.
...and now it is easier to understand your signature:

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I hate my computer.
Don't you have some posts to read and comment about in the Windows section perhaps?



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...and now it is easier to understand your signature:



Don't you have some posts to read and comment about in the Windows section perhaps?



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Why yes, I do.
    
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get 'im neil. lol

linux is the only os i've ever used that can entertain me by itself. there are endless things to change, compile, etc. i love it.
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Welcome to the world of not being a robot Twich12. Only thing I can tell you for the best Linux experience is:

If you think it - try it

If you ask "can it...?" - 99% chance it can, and if its that 1% then chances are someone hasnt figured out how yet, so still try it.

If you think you broke it - you didn't. Nothing is ever broken in Linux, just sometimes its a little hard to fix.

don't be afraid of it - yeah its new and different and theres a lot of things you don't understand but theres only 1 way to learn about it, as with any OS. Its like that day you went from Win 98 to Win XP, you didn't have a lot of knowledge about it... so what did you do? I'm willing to bet it wasn't panic/flail/hulksmash/ragequit/reinstall98 was it? Just do what you did then "ooo! shiny and new! /poke /prod oh hey what does this button do?"

Welcome to fun computing! Eventually we'll have everyone out of the M$/Mac Matrix! It started with smartphones (droid) next to the mass consumer is GoogleOS... just watch, it starts next month
    
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Welcome to Ubuntu twitch!
Once you Ubuntu, you will never have to reformat/update antivirus/defragment and your system will keep getting faster every day, not slower.
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If you want to know about the guts of a Linux distro, read the Arch Linux wiki, especially the beginners guide and the official handbook. It's intended as documentation for a Arch Linux install, but it's got loads of info on how it's put together. Ignore the init stuff though, and try not to focus on specifics (like paths), because each distro differs in this way. There might be an equivalent resource for Fedora, but I'm not a Fedora man so I'm not sure

Edit: A little confused when you say "installing KDE" - do you mean you used the standard Fedora CD, and then added KDE through the package manager? I really wouldn't recommend that, you are going to bloat your laptop out big time.... If you don't have a lot of saved stuff on there, I'd grab the Fedora KDE image and reinstall with just KDE. You don't want to be messing round mixing Desktop Environments like that (they can be made to play nice, but it's a lot of work!)
Edited by chemicalfan - 5/31/11 at 1:44am
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Then we'll have to get everyone out of the Google matrix.
    
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Now I'm thinking of installing linux on my laptop

Been meaning to give it a real go, previously I'v just installed it on VM to see what the big deal is and to use backtrack to try and hack in to my network lol, but now I constantly read all these threads about it and it's got me really curious. Plus I'm probably going to have to use it eventually when I finish uni and start work so might as well get a head start and put it on my resume

Thanks for the inspiration
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