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Re: More AOL thoughts

On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 05:37:34PM -0600 or thereabouts, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 04:51:13PM -0600, Gary wrote:
> > Linux not being adopted because of the "technical" expertise to
> > install it...
> That's the M$ line...

>  I always find it hilarious when I see somebody
> who honestly knows what they are doing try to set up any version of
> Windows on even slightly odd hardware.  (Installing W2K on a Tyan
> Thunder dual Athlon box was a *nightmare*.  Red Hat 7.2 worked fine
> right out of the box.)

It was a nightmare for me, when I went from a PII to an Athlon 1gig on
an Asus mobo.. Very few people realize that unlike W9x, W2k will not
recognize any new hardware, and that is when it gets tricky, as you
cannot get into the system to make the changes. Only done by backdoor
approach.. I have installed W2K and W98SE on my wife's machine, and it
took longer to install than any distro I have ever used. 
> It's only easy to install Windows because someone else usually does
> it.


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