> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Yeah. That's Linux, specifically Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa) based on
>>> Ubuntu 8.04. Running from the Mint 5 Live CD. After reading about
>>> the troubles another user had with Mint 6 and his move from Mint 6
>>> back to Mint 5, I decided to download the Mint 5 ISO and boot europa
>>> with it.
>>> And it's amazing. Everything. Just. Bloody. Works. Everything.
Yup, it's free -- as in beer too!
> Just recently some cola bozo was telling me only the "trolls" claim "Linux
> just works".
You might want to lear to distinguish between one personal experience (as
the one above) and overgeneralized statements (the Wintrolls' favourite).
Most of the Linux installations I perform "just work" too -- completely.
In a few percent of installations (mostly laptops) I encounter mild
problems, such as wireless not working out-of-the-box and requiring
ndiswrapper with Windows drivers; and oh, my own EeePC 1000H has a webcam
that doesn't work. Apparently, I can download and compile working drivers,
but I've been too lazy to spend even those five minutes or so on a webcam
I'm not likely to ever use.
But just to annoy you: "Linux is perfect! Everything simply works! Always!
(quite unlike Windows)"