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[News] GNU/Linux Just Works, Whereas Windows Vista 7 Almost Works, Sometimes

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Just Works, Whereas Windows Vista 7 Almost Works, Sometimes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 09:40:15 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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A Roomful of Meth-Addicted Monkeys

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| During a quiet period my colleague and I 
| happened to find ourselves comparing notes 
| on our company-supplied laptops: Dell 
| Latitude E6500s. My colleague, let's call 
| him Diglio, runs Windows 7 on his, and I am 
| running Kubuntu 10.04. We were just sitting 
| ourselves down in an empty conference room 
| to take advantage of the CMU wireless to 
| check our email.
| Diglio opened his laptop, which had been 
| suspended, and nothing happened. Well, sort 
| of. The fan came on, but not the screen. 
| Nothing he could do would turn the screen 
| on, he had to reboot.
| Watching that I said, "That happens to me 
| sometimes too. I thought it was the Linux 
| power management tools that were screwing 
| up. Do you sometimes close the lid to 
| suspend, stick the laptop back in your case 
| only to find a very hot laptop a bit later 
| when you realize that it didn't suspend 
| properly as well?"
| "Yep". 


Chickens Come Home to Roost

,----[ Quote ]
| This also indicates that those who tried 
| GNU/Linux are happy enough to keep using it 
| and they do not value the need for support 
| from Novell highly and more continue to ask 
| for GNU/Linux. GNU/Linux is simple, modular 
| and reliable.



Karmic Tablets...

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| So, for Christmas this year, I was delighted
| to finally receive a Trust TB 5300 graphics
| tablet.  Even after I asked my parents for
| this, I wasn't actually sure I'd be able to
| use the thing with GNU/Linux. I had visions
| of having to take a crash course in C and X
| programming in order to get the thing to
| work.
| I needn't have worried - the nice thing about
| the GNU/Linux world is that its users tend to
| blog about getting unusual bits and bobs
| working on the operating system, and this was
| no exception.
| [...]
| Both Inkscape and The GIMP work fine; even
| pressure sensitivity functioning as expected.
| I didn't even need to callibrate the tablet
| as it worked fine out of the box.

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