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[News] GNU/Linux Saves Windows from Microsoft's Own Mess

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Saves Windows from Microsoft's Own Mess
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:15:36 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Using Linux to back out a Windows XP patch

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| As of this writing (Tuesday Feb 16th) there 
| don't seem to be any new suggestions from 
| Microsoft to assist XP users whose systems 
| were rendered un-bootable after installing the 
| February 9th patches. For example, the last 
| entry on The Microsoft Security Response 
| Center blog is four days old.
| So let me offer a suggestion:  boot to Linux 
| and move some files around.



Linux saves the day ... again

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| What do you do when Windows will not boot and cannot repair itself from the
| installation CD? You fire up a Linux Live CD!



The Disconnect That Could Fail Thousands

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| Knowing that this isn't right, I thumb thru the seventy or so Live CD disks I
| have and grab the one I know that gets this right...but wait. It only trails
| Ubuntu in the Distrowatch lineup by a few hundred hits...what about, oh, I
| don't know...let's try something obscure...let's go down the line a bit.
| Let's see who is well down the list there...It needs to be a debian distro,
| something that doesn't get too much publicity...Oh, let's try this.
| DreamLinux.
| Upon firing it up and doing an immediate install, imagine my surprise.
| Without so much as having to install KdiskFree or any other third party
| disk/file manager, whaddaya know...there are my drives and files. I then
| install KDE since DreamLinux is an Xfce environment by design. Yep, a click
| on the mnt file shows all my drives right there...


Linux saves the special day!

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| Thanks Linux! You saved the day and turned a Windows disaster into a Linux
| win!


Why I love Linux

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| I have Vista and two distros of Linux (Ubuntu, Gentoo) in regular use -- and
| Vista, bless it, brutally murdered its XP predecessor during install, and so
| I had been forced to migrate sooner. And as it happens, the answer as to why
| Vista killed XP all those months ago was answered through this experience.


When in doubt, install Linux...

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| The reason I installed Ubuntu was because I've been doing some reading about
| deployment to servers for Rails apps and have learned that Windows pretty
| much sucks for these purposes. Every solution is a hack of something else. So
| instead of trying to make things work, I'll just use Ubuntu and be able to
| use Capistrano easily to deploy my apps. Good times.    

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