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Re: How Easy

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Tuesday 27 May 2008 23:44 : \____

> I needed to convert the CR/LF combination of some old dos files to LF
> for use under Linux, so I typed dos2unix.  Turns out it's not
> installed on my Ubuntu 7.10 system, but it was nice enough to tell me,
> The program 'dos2unix' is currently not installed.  You can install it
> by typing:
> sudo apt-get install tofrodos
> So I did this, and voila!  In about 30 seconds, I have it installed,
> and files converted.  How easy!
> Of course I could have searched packages for the program I wanted, but
> Ubuntu saved me the trouble.
> And BTW, Ubuntu has never crashed on me, either on this system or any
> of the other 4 systems on which I have it installed.  And I've been
> using Ubuntu between 6 months and 18 months (depending on the machine,
> not all same version of Ubuntu).

There is hardly such a thing (crash), unless you're doing something wrong or
installing it on incompatible hardware. I suppose that if you run beta
software like in-development Compiz-Fusion cylinder plugins or whatever, then
X might lose it (rightly so), but Linux as a system (with all the services
that are running) will be fine and endure this.

Firefox crashes once in about 200 hours of use (plugins included). For
Thunderbird it's something like once in about 1000 hours of use. I can't
recall the last time KNode crashed, but it was probably last year. It's hard 
to cope with 218,000 messages, but KNode handles it nicely. Kate never
crashes, unlike Microsoft Office which is as stable as Britney Spears'
personal life.

The idea of saving your work as you go along is a little antiquated because
it's very hard to lose work and the time required to CTRL+S might not be worth

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