The Clueless Newbie’s Linux Odyssey

Here’s a sad story, one sure to be used by Linux bashers for more material. The evil side will summarize this as “somewhat clued-in tech writer can’t get Linux to work on her machine.” The other side might view this as “somwhat clued-in tech writer tries

  1. Out-of-date distributions,
  2. On older hardware that was running 95
  3. Without asking for help from more clued-in Linux help
  4. Requiring a dual boot, difficult under most OSes.

There were a number of things she could have done differently, such as: search out a Linux User Group for some friendly free advice and perhaps an installfest, bought a new machine with Linux installed, or sought out a friend with more experience.

She probably would not have had a more pleasant experience trying to install Windows XP Home on the machine, either.

The Clueless Newbie’s Linux Odyssey from Slashdot

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

This work by Ted Roche is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.