Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: May 03 2006,18:24
There are lots of reasons to make good use of old computers.
I think ,dsl, to some extent is already supporting win 95/98/me/ users by provideing an internet ready, easy to install linux os. different yes, but can replace most basic functions in a new and sometimes exciteing way.
what is needed is more .dsl and better documentation for converts.
personally I do not like windows, I was just forced to use it. ultimately I would like to escape the constant updates, reinstalls, fearware, bugs and spam, and system attacks. but it appers nothing can stop it.
at least the linux community is awake to the monopolistic power hungry, privacy stealing, politically correct resgime andI hope realize that same is realitive with regard toease of use.
I like the difference but do see the need for better ease of use in some cases with linux.
I jsut booted an old 95 machine yesterday and found myself unable to copy paste at first, so use to the two button click. I finally formatted the drive and did this for fun
thinking about the appless dsl
Dsl-s..aka dsl naked
with the slit auto hide top center by default, open and showing the default drawer with six apps installed via the mydsl icon at the top.
synaptic is not an option in dsl-s
The right click menu shows no mydsl, no apps and no games. The apps /tools menu replaces apps on the main menu. and includes xcalc , beaver, dillo, and net menu items.
The right click menu being a utilities menu and the drawer the mydsl menu of installed applications.
all applications in the mydsl download menu will install and function with no concern for dependancies.
all upgrades are the responsibility of the user and are in no way related to or supported by dsl-s
standard hd installs do not offer extension uninstall..choose your extensions wisely.
frugal installs may use the standard uci menu
amazing..I pop up an icon. click it, choose a program, click it and it installs. the next time I open the menu there it is for use...windows users would be searching and waiting wondering if it was really so simple...thats ease of use...