I'm not offended
, and you're right about it maybe being something quite easy to fix.
Maybe format isn't the point of these forums. But part of making people computer-savvy is also choosing the right solution for the problem.
And a lot of people who post a problem here aren't looking for training.
I guess we both should have asked:
Do you want it fast or educational?
About the 18 hours... I don't try to understand those people anymore. They run Linux on their PDA, upgrade things that work (and won't work afterwards) spit on anything microsoft, yet run the most windows-like GUI available for linux, never give solutions, just point at manuals, etcetera ad nauseam.
Me personally, I'll never be a full freak. I use computers, I hate computers. When I get the impression something takes longer on a computer, I'll go the low-tek way. To me they are tools. And tools are there to use, not to tinker with.
( your powertools' guarantee will void if you open it and tinker with it )
All I've learned about computers I have learned by being around them for
24 years. I'm probably not even a geek
but I liked the forum and try to help where I can.
( I know, for a linux-hater I'm rather active in the linux-related posts, but I learned some things left and right while being forced to use this uenterOS for years )
So... I'm sorry if I interfered with the educational track. Maybe the forums goals should be a little clearer on the intention to make everybody computersavvy.
Raff, Spike has got a point.
Decide wisely, grasshopper.