Re: OT: Linux
Good on you, Hans!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I first installed a Slackware distribution of GNU/Linux on a 486DX2/80
in late 1995 from 100 3.5" floppy discs. :-D It took me five tries
over a period of three days to get it installed, but I was finally
rewarded with Joy. My other OS was MSDOS 6.2 and the MSWindows 3.1
shell that ran on top of it, running on a 486SX25. By late 1996 I was
using GNU/Linux as my primary OS. I was able to make the transition
fairly easily because I did not have a large investment in Microsoft
software. In fact, the GNU/Linux distributions provided me with more
software that I had ever had on a PC before. I have never looked back.
I was more of a DOS weenie than a MSWindows user, so the bash shell
Command Line was a real JOY to use, compared to the the MSDOS prompt.
Soon I was able to do everything that I had done on the MS PC, but
with GNU/Linux, and more. Compare MSDOS Batch commands with the bash
shell! Actually, there is no comparison.
Familiarity is the key. As I became more familiar with GNU/Linux, it
became easier to use. Much easier to use. The whole UNIX philosophy is
that each utility does one thing very well. And the output of one
utility can be piped as the input to another utility.
Congratulations on discovering GNU/Linux, and giving it a try! Best
wishes for success in all of your GNU/Linux projects. BTW, which
distribution of GNU/Linux are you using? (I use Debian GNU/Linux).
Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:48 AM Hans Summers <hans.summers@...> wrote: