[ExI] disgusted with Windows

Diego Saravia dsa at unsa.edu.ar
Thu Feb 25 15:04:34 UTC 2016

I developed one of the first distros of gnu/Linux in Argentina, so I have
strong opinions about "Libre Software"

But besides my techno political view, I strongly recomend you to use

The first thing to do is have near you someone that knows about GNU/Linux
and its able to help if something goes wrong.

Paid or friend. It not usual that something fails, but it could.  Backup
all your data before install.

Installing ubuntu or another friendly distro is easy. And using it also.
You can install windows and GNU/Linux in  the same machine, so you do not
burn your ships.

In my experience if you resist the first 6 month using free software you
will never return.

If you only uses common software you do not need to have any trouble.

If you need help just mail me, I have no problem at all helping you. But is
better if you have some one near you.

2016-02-25 6:29 GMT-03:00 BillK <pharos at gmail.com>:

> On 25 February 2016 at 01:34, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> > I am so disgusted that I may switch to a Mac.  But that would be a big
> > change.  I am 74 and have never been a patient person, so I am asking
> just
> > how much trouble it is to switch to Linux.
> >
> > Any of you done that?  Of course if you have been using Linux for a long
> > time then you might not be the best person to ask - or you may be.
> Advice
> > please!
> >
> > Switch to Mac, switch to Linux, stay with Windows and the new Norton
> >
> Switching to Mac is expensive. You have to buy everything from Apple.
> But you may find it easier to be wrapped in their warm comfortable
> blanket. :)
> Linux is free but takes more of your time. (And there is a bit of new
> jargon to learn). You can try it by downloading a copy of the software
> and burning it to a DVD, then booting your computer from the DVD. It
> won't change anything on your computer. It runs much slower,
> obviously, from the DVD but you can test that everything works and see
> whether you like it.
> I use Linux Mint. There are several versions available. For older,
> less powerful computers Mint Xfce is best. The MATE version would
> probably be easiest to learn.
> <http://www.linuxmint.com/index.html>
> Download here:
> <http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php>
> The User Guide explains how to download, test, install and everything else.
> <http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php>
> (You may need to change the Boot sequence on your computer to run from
> the DVD - see documentation).
> Best of luck, BillK
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Diego Saravia
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