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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Switching My Dad to Linux - Part One
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>> | The Wi-Fi software switch was so damned annoying that it was actually
>> | one of the biggest factors in the decision to ditch Vista on this
>> | particular machine. Under Ubuntu I was able to get Wi-Fi working
>> | automatically on each boot, with no user intervention necessary, as I'll
>> | explain in Part Two of this series.
>> Elderly Ubuntu User Says Books Far Better than Forums
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>> | I read Mr. Sobell’s instructions for doing that (read them at least 8 or
>> | 9 times!), took a deep breath, and went at it. WOW! In a lot less time
>> | than the other attempts had taken, I had a solid Ubuntu 8.10 desktop up
>> | and running with two primary partitions (/ and /home) and a great big
>> | extended partition where swap and /usr now live and there’s room for
>> | lots more company.
>> | My point is this: a book is a more reliable source of answers than a
>> | forum or a Help icon – a book doesn’t go black unexpectedly, it doesn’t
>> | time-out a session, it doesn’t flame you as a clueless newbie when you
>> | ask a dumb question, and above all, the best of them give you a ”why” to
>> | do something as well as a “what”. An old gaffer like me wouldn’t stand a
>> | chance of gaining any geek creds without BOOKS!
> Redhat used to distribute a book with their distribution, and the install
> CD, before their mass market version of Linux was deemed unprofitable.
People can now rely on their electronic documentation online.
~~ Best of wishes
"One smaller motivation which, in part, stems from altruism is
--Vinod Valloppillil, Microsoft
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