what if you were given a system to work on where....

@prajnith (942)
India
September 15, 2008 11:49pm CST
what if you were given to work on system in school/college , office...were the operating system was LINUX and you were Pure WINDOWS/MAC user and never used LINUX before or you were given to operate on MAC which you never used or you are pure MAC user and never used Windows Or LINUX. Please Comment on this.. thank you.
6 responses
@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I don't think it would make a lot of difference. Sure it would take some getting used to but I am sure I would get it. After all they all seem to work the same for everyday things. It is just a little different in how you do it. I am sure there are big differences "under the hood", but I don't think that I would spend that much time there. At least at first.
@prajnith (942)
• India
16 Sep 08
ok... you seem to adopt to environment soon.. am bit slow learner and in our case we are given tools to work on and never even given time to study those tools and over that we are not even given introduction on those tools.. thank you for replying.. take care.
• United States
17 Sep 08
I'm pretty geeky that way... lol
@ddp_dev (184)
• India
3 Oct 08
i would manage with system i was given because i can work on both types of system.
@prajnith (942)
• India
3 Oct 08
That's Really Good Thing .. thank you for replying.. take care..
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
16 Sep 08
I understand what you do mean. I got stumped once when I had to work with Linux for the first time. But any way all the new Linux editions are GUI interface and it is not hard to learn at all.
@prajnith (942)
• India
16 Sep 08
ya.. now a days linux are being designed to be user friendly... thank you for your reply..
@igormkd (48)
• Macedonia
16 Sep 08
Did you know that MAC is also nix's based OS? That's why it is so stable. Switching from one OS to another is never a problem if you know what you are looking for, and what are you going to use it for. All today's linux systems have GUI, so if you know what e.g. "Save" is for, or 'Edit" or "Icon" and Desktop and so on, you will have no problems using it. One of the things you might find difficult to get used to is file system. Here you don't actually see partitions with drive letters "C:\", "D:\" .... Depending on your account, you will see the root tree "/" and sub folders, "/etc", "/var", "/usr" and so on. Your base folder (personal if you prefer) will be "/home/your_user_name" and this is where all of your user preferences will be kept, including your documents. I am talking for default and most used settings. Uh, there are lot of more things I wish to say, but I don't have that much time. Anyway, thing on using Linux like using Windows with different theme for desktop and icons, it might help you overcome your view on Linux as something "for admins only".
@prajnith (942)
• India
16 Sep 08
good reply you got there.. well i been using linux for 6 years now,i started using windows since i dont know when but i haven't used MAC, i have tried out MAC emulators but its not same as actual MAC, am thinking of getting MAC book soon, i want to know everything about MAC.. i read somewhere MAC is only OS which is almost 100% bug free. thank you for spending your valuable time here... take care..
• Singapore
16 Sep 08
I am a window and a mac user. Never used the linux os before. Seeing how popular the linux os is one the internet, I may give it a try. Perhaps I will find something useful in using linux, such as finding the mac useful for its awesome applications such as Garageband, Keynotes and Pages. It would certainly makes me more knowledgeable to the rest when I say I have used a linux before. Haha.
@prajnith (942)
• India
16 Sep 08
ya sure, give it a try , if you know about virtual machine try installing linux in that because to install linux you need to modify parrtitions and so its better to install linux virtually and increase your knowledge.. thank you for replying. take care
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
16 Sep 08
If they were willing to give me some time, I'd gladly agree to learn whatever the operating system was. I've talked to a few Linux users and they all say that it beats Windows hands down so it shouldn't be that hard to learn
@prajnith (942)
• India
16 Sep 08
ok... that sounds like a pretty good thought.. in our case we are given tools to operate on that we dint even imagin and over that we have to work on that we are not provided any info about that ... thank you for replying take care.