[jhb_airlines] Re: Idiot's guide to Linux

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 12:44 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

I have sent off for a Fedora Core 6.0 DVD from www.osdisc.com.  I'm definitely 
one of the serious 
ones here!
Only downside so far is that I had hoped to find a downloadable free version of 
Linux, but didn't. 
Still, $7.00 doesn't exactly break the bank for an O.S., does it?  Not compared 
to the £450.00 you'd 
have to shell out if you wanted a new full version of MSOffice 2007! No wonder 
most of the business 
world is still on Office 97! I even got an email from OSDisc apologising for 
having to delay 
shipment 24 hours because Denver airport was buried in 15" of snow in a 


> *From:* Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* "jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Date:* Thu, 21 Dec 2006 21:22:51 +0000
> I was amazed to have 8 takers for my short note on Linux.  I find that 
> very encouraging.  You may not take your curiosity any further, but at 
> least you have shown some interest in the dark side ;-)
> If anyone does want to follow up in any more detail, or even gets as far 
> as trying an installation of Linux, I'd be happy to provide any advice I 
> can.  I'm by no means a Linux expert, but I have got a reasonable bit of 
> experience under my belt.  To be honest, I reckon the technical skills 
> that many of you display in coding scenery, panels, whole aircraft, and 
> in some of the more arcane aspects of Windows, are more than enough to 
> cope with Linux.  The uber-geek image of a Linux user is rather out-of-date.
> Oh - and a Merry Christmas to you all.  Your collective and individual 
> company and banter over the year has brightened up many a dull moment.
> Mike L

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