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Dale Blanchard wa7ixk at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 7 20:46:34 UTC 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.
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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.
WA7IXK

> 
> 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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