just how much can you do with?

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Sun Mar 3 14:48:35 UTC 2013

I totally understand where you're coming from.  You didn't say where you're 
located.  I'm probably not in your area, but I might be willing to help if I 
can.  It sounds like the best thing for you to do is find a local LUG, 
explain your situation and ask for a volunteer to help.  I know of someone 
who got very good results that way and was able to use Linux after having 
training from a LUG member.  I've been tossing around the idea of a Linux 
tutorial in audio, but it sounds like that isn't what you want either.  I 
don't know what else to suggest, but by all means write me off list if you 
want.  I would be glad to help if I can, regardless of the financial issues. 
  I certainly agree that you shouldn't pay for something which won't help 
you.  I wasn't aware of the Apple training.  Just the fact that you're 
posting here is a good sign.  It's time to take the next step on the path of 
learning what Linux can do for you.

Again, I totally understand sticking with DOS.  The only reason why I quit 
using Windows 98 is because my drive crashed, but I still miss plain old 
DOS.  That's why I have dosemu on my Linux system and still use my ancient 
DOS file viewer.  I still miss the dial-up days of the BBS with my DOS comm 
program.  Yes, there are telnet BBSs, but they aren't the same.  If DOS 
really works for you and does everything you need, maybe you should stay 
with it and learn Linux in your free time.  Someone here had a good idea 
when they said to install Linux on an extra machine and just try things.  I 
did that and it was a great help.

On 3/3/2013 6:36 AM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a more detailed reply to one of Tim's but let me speak to something
> here.
> I use DOS by choice because it works for me, works for lots of others too
> which is why it is still under development.
> Still, I would indeed happily pay for in person Linux training.
> I have zero interest in on the phone training because for my combination of
> needs, it will not do the job.
> One cannot train me via email either, one must be here noting what I am
> doing what I desire to do and why.
> It is like Lee said below. I sent two days with a professional learning what
> I needed...in 1988. I continue to successfully build on that in person
> training. I think I spent an additional four hours when I changed screen
> readers in the mid 90s or so, but still the training in person catered to my
> needs made the difference.
> That cannot be matched over the phone, certainly not worth an investment of
> financial resources for me at least.
> My detailed explanation for Tim might make that more clear.
> as one extra example.
> One can, if desired pay apple $99 and for a year you can sit down as often
> as you wish in person with an apple staff member and get hands on training
> with apple products.
> That to me is a worthwhile investment in learning both the speech and the
> operating system from those who designed them both.
> even Apple knows the difference.
> More later,
> Karen

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