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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Really a Breeze on Girlfriend's Computer

On 2009-03-23, Hadron <hadronquark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Installing Linux on my girfriend s laptop: an overview
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | I could go on and on like this, because there s still some tweaking and
>> | configuring to be done, but the main things are installed and are working
>> | just fine. She already used it a couple of times, telling me she didn t
>> | notice the difference with Windows.
>> `----
> Sounds like nonsense made up by an "advocate" to me. What "tweaking" I
> wonder? Sound working? Video installed? That kind of tweaking?

    Setting up the NFS shares for the MythTV master backend...

>> http://celettu.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/installing-linux-on-my-girfriends-laptop-an-overview/
> All these Girlfriends and Wives must be over the moon at their manly
> Man's technical ability. What I want to know is how the hell installing
> Linux on a laptop worthy news? Is it that rare?

    It beats chucking the laptop out in the trash because the hardware is
getting old and can't run XP without overheating itself to the point of
shutting down. 


    For most of what people use computers for these days, any of them are
pretty much interchangeable. This is the great truth that Apple has been
able to so effectively communicate to the masses.

    It doesn't necessarily have to be "MS-DOS compatable" anymore.

    Netscape may have put a stake in Microsoft's heart, but like a really
old vampire it just took Microsoft a really long time to finally start
dying off.

	On the subject of kilobyte being "redefined" to mean 1000 bytes...

        When I was a wee lad, I was taught that SI units were        |||
        meant to be computationally convenient rather than just     / | \
	arbitrarily assigned.

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