just how much can you do with?

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 20:08:53 UTC 2013

I'm a Linux user as well. I've used it off and on for the last 20 years
and exclusively for the last two years. I would not agree that Windows
is a toy operating system though. It's a real operating system.

On 02/03/13 12:39, Kyle wrote:
> I have been using Linux exclusively since about 2010, and have been
> using it for about 90 to 95% of all my computing tasks since 2003. Each
> new Linux gets easier and easier to use without a steep learning curve,
> and I personally recommend it for everyday desktop use, both for
> command-line only use as well as for those who have been running Windows
> for years and need a graphical system that is easy to learn and use.
> Most new distributions don't need to be rebuilt every few days, and
> whereas Windows has become pretty much a toy these days, and in my
> opinion always has been a toy OS, Linux still allows you to do nearly
> everything efficiently and productively.
> Some of the best Linux documentation can be found at the Linux
> Documentation Project
> http://tldp.org/
> and specific questions are asked and answered at
> http://linuxquestions.org/
> The Arch wiki also has extremely good general documentation, even if you
> don't use Arch Linux. Many other distros have their own wiki and other
> documentation as well.
> As for working with "batch files," I am assuming you are referring to
> the rather limited Dos scripting language. Bash is still a bit limited
> compared to something like Python, but it is certainly much more
> flexible, while still being just as easy to use as the old Dos .bat
> files. I can do things in Bash that I never dreamed were possible in
> batch files, but at the same time, I can also create a Bash script that
> just executes a few commands, just like a batch file, but I can also use
> Bash functions for a job like this.
> As for your method of learning, I can fully understand the easiest way
> for you to learn things, as I am pretty much the same way, although I
> also can learn new things quite easily just by searching the web for
> documentation and the like and then applying it to my specific
> situation. I probably am not in your area, so wouldn't be able to sit
> down with you and walk you through specific applications one-on-one,
> however, I actually do have some e-mail and phone-based personal support
> packages available,, as this is part of my line of work, along with
> building Linux-based PC's and replacing Windows with Linux-based OS's.
> If you would be interested in discussing your personal support options
> with me, feel free to contact me off-list.
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/.

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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