Thursday, July 14, 2005

Can anyone help a friend in Vasco? Re: what linux? which linux?

This query comes from Vasco. Any help would be appreciated. Stanley, are you on ? FN

On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 23:38 +0530, Stanley Thomas wrote:

> damn i keep dreamin tht some day i'll be able to use linx as > efficiently as i use windows. i kno nuts so far. i dont even kno how > to go about to choose a linux distro (thats a term i learnt recently. > hope i'm usin it right) they say u need to kno commands, there r > different desktops, and all that jazz. > > so far what i have been able to do is to collect all possible distros > of linux i cud. that includes xandros linux, ubuntu linux 5.04, ark > linux 2005, vector linux 4.3, gentoo linux 4.2, fedora core 2 and > fedora core 4. all these r on DVDs and i dont have a dvd drive. > > all i cud find on cd was a redhat 9. sure i did install it. it does > not detect my ntfs partitions. they say i cant mount (thats another > term i learnt) it. i'm a huge music freak with around 24 gb of mp3 and > around 20 gb of divx music videos and i havent heard or seen a single. > i cant even connect to the net. finally one day i saw my cd rom > drives. i put a cd in to it and waited for 20 mins to only see the > contents. damn right i never saw it. > > all the information i find on the net seems alien to me. > > i approached a friend who showed me a PCQlinux distro that detected > all the ntfs partitions. but thats an easy way out and i dont wanna > take it. i want to learnt how to fix these probs on redhat 9. I WANT > TO LEARN. and learn right from scratch. > > yeah sad story i kno. all that im askin from u guys is to forward this > mail to all those people who u think cud help me. i'm from vasco. sure > wud be glad to find someone nearby. cuz travellin in these rains is > quite a job. > > thanx a lot guys. hope u will help me. hope i dont get frustrated till then. > > stanley

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Calling Vascokars...

Kiran Mesta of Vasco has been long keen to set up a user-group in Goa's port town. He has been phoning at regular intervals, to check out this possibility.

Most recently, he mentioned that a friend -- Microchip Computers, Opposite the Tourist Hostel/Sanman -- was willing to offer a setting for the meetings.

Vascokars, if you are keen to have a LUG in your own town, please talk to Kiran on 9822 181579. We'd surely like to follow-up on this activity. Looking forward to meeting Kiran in Vasco this week, and making something happen.

As Kiran said, "We'd like to learn about (GNU)Linux." I agree. Having a local LUG (GNU/Linux User Group) and sharing information is the best way of making that happen. We learn, we share, and everyone learns! FN