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Post: # 46708Post Jim-BobHarris
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:35 pm

Hi.

I'm just learning Linux, tho I am otherwise a pretty good computer techie.

My current "project" is to write an article called "How to boot Windows" or "If I have Ubuntu, why would I want Windows?"

The point of this article would be that at least some specific distros and sharable features of Linux are now (late 2006) getting to the point where, with a good "getting started" guide, I say many Windows users can reasonably kick the Windows habit and be better off in Linux.

The remaining hurdles, AFAIK, include the horrible problems with changing monitors and video cards, and getting the screen resolution and scan rate options properly presented to the user, and file and print sharing with other machines on the LAN. There may be one or two other hurdles, but once I learn these two, I will start writing and trying to help others, while I still remember how hard it was for me.

This is my third serious attempt to make the switch myself, and to help my friends and family do likewise, since early 2005. I've tried and been beaten by the complexities, obscurities, and idiosyncrasies of Debian and SuSE,

I hope to learn a lot in this forum, and I plan to post a few criticisms, which I hope will be recognized as attempts to help, on posts that seem to me not to work as described. I hope to be treated as a contributor, well-meaning, and imperfect but honestly trying to do what's best.

Jim



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Post: # 46709Post Panama Red
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:42 pm

Hi Jim-BobHarris

Welcome to the TAZ

Any contributions are welcome here at the TAZ, so relax and enjoy..the barkeep Dafoxx will be around shortly...

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Post: # 46716Post Egaladeist
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:38 pm

Welcome to the TAZ! :D

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Post: # 46719Post DaFoxx
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:58 pm

Hi Jim-Bob

and welcome to Taz from me too
afraid to say had to delete the www link in your profile as it faults
when site is up properly ?
re load it to your profile
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Post: # 46721Post Maverick
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:34 pm

Welcome aboard Jim-BobHarris!
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Post: # 46788Post J_K9
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:37 pm

Hello Jim!

You like Linux? It sounds like we'll get along just fine then :D

I look forward to your contributions ;)
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley

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Post: # 46793Post llama love
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:47 pm

Hey welcome Jim-BobHarris, I like the title "How to boot Windows"...nice pun :D Also it doesnt sound as distro specific which is good for attracting the readers :D Good luck with the article and have fun here.
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Post: # 46817Post alleyCat
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:06 am

Welcome Jim,

If you do need any punctuation help, let me know as I'm an awesome nitpicker...

Cheers,

alleyCat

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