I can't stand Windows and printers. The major pains in getting Windows computers to share printers eventually led me to buy a cheapo D-Link print server. Now there are instructions on how to get Windows to work with this print server. They are complicated, setting up ports etc etc etc. But eventually it works pretty well.
There are no instructions on how to set the printer up for Linux machines. So what do I have to do? Well just tell the computer the IP address and what kind of printer it is and bam! It works.
Heh. Why does Windows make printing so difficult? I have yet to see a Windows print spooler that isn't bugged beyond belief!
That is like being put in jail for the possession of sugar, because you might sniff it; and we've heard 'bout at dat white power stuff.Not really, I got arrested and put in jail for a day untill some guy came up and convinced them that is was a legit Operating System, everybody just played coy and went on with their lives, and some just advised me to keep my nose out of that stuff, it can get me in big trouble...
42 is not an anwser, it's an error code. the universe is saying 'Error 42: meaning to universe not found'
Programmer, Teacher and Artist
i love talking to the ignorant about linux
disconnecting from AOL was the funniest.
"so why are you disconnecting"
"because im getting broadband"
"do you know that aol has broadband bla bla sales speech"
"yeah, but it requires me to use your (how can i put it delicately...) completely useless connection software, and i run linux"
"oook... do you know that any broadband you get will only works with windows?"
".......... ok could you please just disconnect me"
The thing is I'm sure we've all been into a store and discovered that we know more about the product (be it computers or anything else for that matter) than the salesguy (or techguy), let's face it there all given JEEP (Just Enough Education to Perform) and sent out to the public.
This is where, hopefully over the next 2-3 years Linux will change that as more people look into it on the web.
That said I'm still having problems with my Wifi and dual monitors on Linux (but worked fine on Windows), but I have a nice friendly community, (thanks) to support and teach me.
Your Village called, their Idiot is missing.
there is this time when the whole faculty got worm, don't remember the name. they have to seal off the lab. and a number of my friend formated the computer, a few time. since they infect their pendrive.
when they discuss the incident, 2 days after the incident.
with a confused look i ask "what worm?",
this is what happen you're the only linux guy around, you wouldn't noticed an infection at all.
if your story is true , its definitely worth featuring on digg, lol
C'mon - I can't be the only one who's BS meter went red zone on Frak's story.
"Honest, swear beyond this Earth and all life on it!" Yeah.
On topic, my frustration stems from friends who are casual computer users
who would clearly benefit from using Linux, but simply can't break the MS headlock.
A couple I know have Win Me on their home system. It's riddled with spyware, popups,
"toolbars", etc. that it is nearly unusable. I offered to set them up with Ubuntu, but
I might as well have been speaking Klingon. Oh well.