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____/ JeffM on Friday 26 Aug 2011 18:52 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu (humor)
> I like Thing 5 which serves to remind you
> of the contrast with installs of That Other OS:
> When the install of a Windoze "upgrade" (heh) goes wrong,
> you have a useless box for several more hours
> --assuming that you can get M$'s junk working on it at all.
> (The old OS is now gone and the new one is a pile of broken bits.)
> With Linux, the old kernel is still there in the boot manager,
> waiting for you like your faithful Labrador
> who wants you to throw the ball for him to bring back to you
> when you have gotten tired of playing with the new puppy.
Maybe one day Windows will be as easy as Linux to set up. In the mean
time, people bend over to OEMs to save them from this nightmare*...
until they catch a virus and need to hire someone to reinstall.
Sometimes they find an exploitable volunteer (neighbour, family, peer).
*Not that they are given a choice. Microsoft uses difficulty of Windows
installation as an excuse for bundling.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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