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Re: Moving Along with Fedora!



That's the great thing about a mailing list--someone can always point
out something you've missed. Take the hat tip, Trevor.

We ought to turn this mailing list into a blog. Any ideas?

Temlakos

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 00:41, Trevor Smith wrote:
> On October 7, 2004 4:06 pm, Temlakos wrote:
> > OK, here's my best shot:
> > > C:\ = ??? in linux system
> >
> > The best equivalent of C:\ is simply /, the root directory. Even that is
> ...
> 
> Wow, that was some great info! I have been using Linux off and on for about 6 
> yrs and nearly exclusively for over a year now and I think I might hold onto 
> your email for future reference!
> 
> But just a few notes... :-)
> 
> > to mount, by and large--except that in Gnome, the usual desktop we use,
> 
> I assume you mean "we who use Gnome" since many of us use KDE. The original 
> author may be interested to know that there are two very good desktop 
> environments for Linux that are maturing very rapidly.
> 
> > CD-ROM disks mount automatically, because Gnome has a routine to do
> > that. But: you cannot just eject a CD any time you please. You have to
> > *unmount* the CD before you may eject it. (Last time I checked, FC2's
> > version of Gnome automatically ejects a CD as soon as you unmount it.)
> 
> And just to note, although the OS itself is much pickier about 
> mounting/unmounting CDs before viewing/ejecting than Windows is, with KDE it 
> is a simple matter to open (including automatically mounting first) a CD and 
> to eject it (including automatically unmounting it). It's pretty much as 
> simple as it would be in Windows when using the KDE desktop. SO don't get too 
> worried about the furry details of OS-level or command line mounting and 
> unmounting of CDs. Likely with Gnome and KDE that is rapidly becoming a thing 
> of the past for casual end users.
> 
> As for the rest of Temlakos post, enjoy it, it's a great read!
> 
> -- 
> Trevor Smith // trevor haligonian com


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