[SATLUG] converting to the GNU/Linux way

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 29 21:16:49 CST 2008

wow, you *pay* for Microsoft licensing?  I just ride the torrents for that one.  lol

Your wife will be fine.  I migrated my dad off of Win 2k/XP because BSOD issues.  He's in his upper 60's.  It was a little rough at first because he had to get used to SuSE and Linux in general.  Once I installed OpenOffice, got flash, Skype etc working he's been happy since.  I even setup VNC so I can address any issues from my house.  Not a single crash, no issues unless he loads Skpe 10 times (sigh.  yea it happens).

It was the best thing since the invention of the wheel he says.  lol  (I made that up)


--- On Mon, 12/29/08, D Villarreal <dvprogs at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: D Villarreal <dvprogs at gmail.com>
> Subject: [SATLUG] converting to the GNU/Linux way
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 8:36 PM
> Well, I'm taking a big jump and converting my wife's
> computer from MS
> WindowsXP to GNU/Linux. Main reason is that I can't
> afford to keep up the
> licensing for products I consider essential for optimal
> computing (for that
> platform, if there is such a thing). I had done this
> conversion for another
> family member and they were using OE for email. My wife
> uses Outhouse for
> email and I figured that would be the biggest hurdle.
> I've spent a lot of
> time doing the screenshots and collecting documentation,
> and it's even a
> little sparse at Novell's site, for my tastes. Where
> this goes, who knows ?
> Anyway, it's been a gradual process, but it's been
> a long time coming.
> If I could get my old Compaq to work with dual NIC's,
> I'd like to test the
> pfSense or another BSD-type firewall. I had tried NetBSD
> awhile back and it
> ran great on my old
> Pentium 200, and the documentation was way different from
> what I'm used to
> seeing.
> have fun,
> Daniel Villarreal
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