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I say try many distros until you find the one that suits you. That is what I have done and will continue until I write my own distro haha. But I like Ubuntu myself. (for now)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcnoob1;12123409 
sounds like you need a hug. grouphug.gif

He just misses having to write his own device drivers. biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcnoob1;12123409 
sounds like you need a hug. grouphug.gif

No, I don't need a hug. I need people who want to try Linux to actually TRY. What we're creating are a group of glommers. People who want all the benefits without ever having to lift a finger.
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFB;12123246 
This is the problem with Linux now. Linux used to be an OS about learning. Now, before I get any heat for that, as I ask questions too, I try to word my questions in a way that shows I have done some research and I've attempted to solve the problem on my own. A lot of my threads I'll ask a question and then figure out the problem myself and edit it.

Threads like this are different. WE HAVE GIVEN YOU THE ANSWERS. It's right in front of you. Not only that but the same question has been asked repeatedly that you can probably go to any page in the Linux forum and find three threads on each page pertaining to this question. Hell, there's one that's like 3 threads down.

I apologize to the OP because you aren't supposed to be taking the brunt of my anger, you were just the poster that was here when I snapped.

Great thing about the internet and these forums is its free to post and you only have to post where you want.

So if you find my question stupid or you think it has already been answered I would strongly advise you to ignore the thread and move onto something you believe is worth your focus and energy

On a side note, most people in these forums are eager to help and respond so quickly it is usually faster to just ask a question then spend 15 minutes spooling through threads full of people downing others for their posts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TFB;12123478 
No, I don't need a hug. I need people who want to try Linux to actually TRY. What we're creating are a group of glommers. People who want all the benefits without ever having to lift a finger.

If you as a developer want commercial vendor support a la Nvidia to Linux etc-you need a large enough user-base to be relevant.

The number of competent Linux users willing to run Gentoo or Arch or LFS and get their hands dirty in config files etc--is NOT relevant from a commercial vendor perspective. Like it or not, that is how it is. Most people just want to use their machine without having to study READ-ME.html through Vim or Nano and then edit xorg.conf in order to fix their disply server.

I've gone back to W7 full-time, from being an Arch user full-time, as my hardware is supported. In Linux there's ZERO support for 6000-series Radeon, and even then functions of my mouse don't work...and my nice soundcard has none of the feature I paid for.
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post #16 of 35
I put ubuntu on my laptop and I have to admit. The best way to learn is to break it and fix it.

I've reformatted this partition at LEAST 15 times and installed 4 different flavors of linux (Arch, Mint, Ubuntu, Debian)

I've finally got ubuntu to a working status but can't get it to do what I want.

Heck, I've even got GRUB customized. Just need to figure out how to make buttons in grub.
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post #17 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135;12123514 
Great thing about the internet and these forums is its free to post and you only have to post where you want.

So if you find my question stupid or you think it has already been answered I would strongly advise you to ignore the thread and move onto something you believe is worth your focus and energy

On a side note, most people in these forums are eager to help and respond so quickly it is usually faster to just ask a question then spend 15 minutes spooling through threads full of people downing others for their posts.

You don't have to spool through threads. THE FIRST FREAKING STICKY IN THIS FORUM IS DESIGNED TO ANSWER EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE ASKING!

So tell me, how is it easier to ask a question than to click on the very first link?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12123525 
If you as a developer want commercial vendor support a la Nvidia to Linux etc-you need a large enough user-base to be relevant.

The number of competent Linux users willing to run Gentoo or Arch or LFS and get their hands dirty in config files etc--is NOT relevant from a commercial vendor perspective. Like it or not, that is how it is. Most people just want to use their machine without having to study READ-ME.html through Vim or Nano and then edit xorg.conf in order to fix their disply server.

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How is this even relevant to what I'm saying?
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFB;12123591 
You don't have to spool through threads. THE FIRST FREAKING STICKY IN THIS FORUM IS DESIGNED TO ANSWER EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE ASKING!

So tell me, how is it easier to ask a question than to click on the very first link?

The point is you are not captive or compelled to answer my question so why do you bother bashing someone who may have overlooked the sticky(which are often outdated and not the best answer as of today).

The point is you have decided to troll this thread because you have nothing better to do with your day.
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post #20 of 35
Back on topic...

I'd say ubuntu. It's great for beginners. After a year if you want a change try dual booting with an arch install to have a peak into how linux works.
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