[aprssig] RE: The best resolution of

Dale Blanchard wa7ixk at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 7 15:46:34 EST 2006

Stan - N0YXV wrote:
> Once your get MEPIS or Debian installed Xastir is very easy to install. You
> can install Xastir either from a command line prompt or in X-Windows GUI
> (Graphical User Interface) in MEPIS or Debian. Once you launch the desktop
> in X-Windows you open a program called Synaptic. I think it's under System
> tools in the startup menu (click on the K in the bottom left hand corner of
> the desktop). In there all the packages are listed by subject. Go down to
> the line marked Ham Radio and open it up you'll find all kinds of free Ham
> Radio software there. To install all you do is click on the package
> (program) and Synaptic will do all the rest. To install from a command line
> you simply type "apt-get install Xastir" and it goes out downloads
> everything it needs and installs it for you.
What about of us that are using Lindows.
There are so many versions of Linux that any Linux does not seem to be a 
good program to mess with.
I have tried some of them, but there is not enough instructions to teach 
a newbee how to use it.

> Yes Linux isn't quite as easy to learn as Windoz but it is a whole lot more
> powerful than Windoz. Not only more powerful but a WHOLE lot less expensive.
> Linux is more stable than Windoz and that includes WinXP (don't flame me
> because it's just my opinion and your still entitled to yours...after all
> it's still a free country :D). At first I didn't think it was worth my time
> to learn but after investing hundreds of hours into it I've changed my mind.
> Don't forget that ALL of the manuals for Linux and it's programs are written
> by people in their SPARE time so you'll have to excuse them a little if they
> don't invest hundreds of hours just writing the manuals. When ever I take on
> a Linux project I know right up front that I'll probably have to visit
> several different web sites and email a couple more people to get it right.
> Sorry if I over simplified any of this I'm attempting to write it to reach a
> very broad audience.

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