I am a beginner with Linux. Not a complete beginner but a beginner nevertheless.
I have run PCLinuxOS 2009.2, KDE 3 in a multi-boot with Windows XP, for a number of months now - running PCLOS most of the time.
The good news:
The OS is running pretty well. It boots faster then WXP, once booted it's faster than WXP. I love the beautifully clear graphics and fonts, the well-designed icons and the virtual desktops.
I installelled Google Chrome/Chromium from your repository and now I have my Linux and Windows bookmarks synchronized, Very nice!
Now, well not really bad news but frustrations:
There does not seem to be much in the way of documentation.
Videos and other files with sound. I can get the images but absolutely no sound (I do get sound for the same files in WXP, same computer, same sound card). There seem to be a number of media applications there and I am confused which one to use and how. Could this be a driver problem?
I now run KDE 3 can I just upgrade to KDE 4?
I have a multi-function printer, Lexmark X6675. I have not been able to find a Linux driver for it, not even in linuxprinter.org. Could I, perhaps, buy a driver somewhere, some generic driver that drives everything, or am I fantasizing?
How can I get Linux or KDE to list all the equipment it sees?
Thank you for your advice and best regards,