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Making the jump to Linux: Six frustrations

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I am a high school science teacher who is attempting to make the jump to Linux. A few months ago I made a some changes to my desktop PC, and had to re-register my Windows XP installation. This infuriated me -- and my quest for a suitable Linux replacement began. I'm now a bona fide Linux user, but that doesn't mean I'm completely happy.

My experiences with Linux go back to Red Hat 6, which I got up and running with extreme effort and no joy. I've since tried Xandros, Ubuntu, MEPIS, Kubuntu, SUSE 10.0, Solaris, Damn Small Linux, and Kanotix.

I currently run Kanotix on my laptop and desktop computers. I am attempting to learn as much as I can about the operating system by clawing my way through multitudes of forums and wikis. I do my part by reading and contributing my limited knowledge, and I am thankful that so many in the community are attempting to do theirs.

While I appreciate these efforts, I see some limitations that make it difficult for me -- and others -- to make the transition.

Full Story.

Public Education

Public Education, proving the old saw:

"those who can, do, those who can't, teach!"

As to having sympathy for dial-up users, er... no. I also don't have sympathy for buggy whip manufactures, black and white tv watchers, SCO resellers, and zeppelin travelers.

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