Re: A 'clean' OS?

From: To[r+]onado (
Date: 02/17/03

From: "To[r+]onado" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 19:51:44 +0200

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003 16:09:12 +0000 somewhere in Hollow Earth, Passerby
<passerby@thisng> pulled an arrow from the quiver and loaded up the bow

>I've read that Linux is less devious, but one needs to be some
>kind of geek to work it :)

You would be amazed to see how user friendly Linux can be :)
There is practically nothing you can do in Windows that you can't make
it in Linux in a more productive way. All system/security settings can
be configured/modified through panels and GUI's similar to those that
are being used in Windows. Of course, some things require more
attention, but that's because they are more effective ;)

I've been using Windows less and less each day since I installed Linux
in my machine, and frankly, the only reason that they occupy space in my
HD is because I operate Win2k in my work and I would like to have the
actual OS in home in case I have to do a little homework, instead of
some kind of emulation.

>After much thought, I ordered Mandrake Standard from,
>only to be told that they couldn't supply me with this product! So much
>for Linux...

Mandrake is not the only distro available, even though it is the
user-friendliest. You can also try RedHat, Debian or Suse if you're more
of a desktop type, or Slackware, if you don't mind getting your feet a
bit wet ;)

Q: Why didn't Intel call the Pentium the 586?
A: Because they added 486 and 100 on the first Pentium and got

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