Joined: June 2005
||Posted: Mar. 16 2007,16:04
My Toshiba P-III-m 700Mhz came with Windows Me, but I preferred Windows 98 so I put that on it. I spent ages finding the sound driver that worked. Last week I accidentally deleted that sound driver from a USB stick. I downloaded the 'latest' Windows 98 driver from Toshiba & that didn't work. I tried a few other pucker drivers to no avail. And then I decided, blow it. All I really use Windows for is Adobe Photoshop, but recently I've been thankful for Gimpshop, oh & I started out learning Dreamweaver via 1.2.
I'm no developer & the extent of my programming ability is about if else, and I've been having fun with Linux for about 3 1/2 years now, reached a level of familiarity/competence, blow it, I've ditched Windows.
The reason I came to Linux in the first place is absolutely thus: speed.
I believe all that virus racket slows down your surfing so you spend more money on dial up. Life is short.
A good friend of mine's analogy of XP & changing your sound card is like you go to the mall & buy yourself a new TV & you get home & put your key in the front door lock & you can't get into your house.
My analogy of Vista (even though I've only glanced at it in the media for about 20 seconds,) is like you can't get in your house because Vista doesn't like your handwriting on a piece of paper in your pocket.
I wonder if we'll be still using the mouse in 2050, then again Confucius say the rat is a strong organism, first of the twelve animals in Chinese occult theory. At the end of time it'll be gonorrhoea (US gonorrhea,) & the cockroach!
I think touchscreen tft's are a little expensive, considering that they've been around for more than three decades, to the point where reliability is unassailable. Nevertheless I'm gonna git one next paycheck or three cos I got myself a mini-itx for a song the other day & a carputer will be useful for my employments.
No doubt I'll spin Knoppix first to try & get that lot working.
I aesthetically like Xfce & played with Slax a little, but threw the towel in cos cd-roms kept failing & I found the forum to be unfun & unhelpful (God I'm using Orwell Newspeak - unfun (although unfunny is in oldspeak.))
So that's it.
Like I said, I use that Knoppix tool.
Tremendous gratitude to DSL, it's unbloat & phenomenal forum are instrumental in my learning curve, got to a point in the curve now where I am able to ditch Windows, never been a conscious desire, just reacted to unworking sound driver from Toshiba which I PAY MONEY for.
And I run Sarge & now Etch, currently TRYING to play a regular audio cd in xfce. Cryptic insight required in Linux to auto-mount cd/dvd never ceases to amaze me! Having fun.