[jhb_airlines] Re: Was: Unsolicited Effect - now Idiot's guide to Linux

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 20:35:16 -0000

One for me too please Mike.


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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 19 December 2006 16:59
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Was: Unsolicited Effect - now Idiot's guide to Linux

I have replied to Peter's questions about Linux, below, off-list.  If
anyone else is considering trying Linux and would this 'Idiot's Guide'
please let me know and I will send you a copy.

Mike L

Peter Dodds wrote:
> I could do with a complete idiots guide to installing Linux.  Where do
> I get it for starters? Is it
> easy to install?  How long will it take me to be up and running so that I
can earn money in it's
> environment?  Can I still port documents across to Windows for my clients
who won't move I'm sure
> (the Microsoft Monoliths of the water Supply Industry). Will it network
with windows machines on the
> same LAN? Where can i get lots of valuable tools, such as automatic
backups, clip savers, Paintshop
> Pro? What email clients are available and do they do proper message
threading? How does FS run - in
> a windows emulator? And the Vatsim connection software? and....  My list
is endless, but a starting
> point would be good.
> I have a new virtually empty machine here, and it would be a golden
> opportunity over the Christmas
> holidays to set it up in parallel with Windows for a couple of months to
see how I got on.
> I hate being told what to do by anybody, ATC excepted <g>, so I'm
> getting very disturbed at these
> MS trends. I'm not fussed on IE7 either.
> Peter

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