OT: way to make windows less obnoxious?
prbasmith at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 20:27:35 UTC 2006
It is very on -topic and I hope that the replies are posted on this
list. If you receive private replies I would appreciate if you would
send them to me
I am facing the same dilemma wrt dual booting on a laptop as you do
Thanks and hope you had a Merry Christmas
D. Michael McIntyre said the following on 26/12/2006 3:40 PM:
> I know all of this is totally off-topic, so please reply off-list. I'm coming
> here because I'm already here. I sure as hell don't want to go find some
> Windows-oriented mailing list and ask for help trying to manage using the
> putrid reeking mass of rotten gopher intestines as though it were a real
> desktop environment running on a real OS. They'd just start yelling at me,
> and telling me how stupid I am for not loving the Teletubby interface, or the
> broken taskbar, or the single why the hell doesn't Windows have more than one
> And ON topic... How do I deal with the wireless on this thing and all the
> battery management stuff if and when I do put Kubuntu on here? It's a crappy
> laptop from Wal-Mart. Everex. VIA C7 1.5 GHz, 512 MB. I figure it's going
> to be hell when I try to boot Kubuntu on here, but I guess I will try it in
> six hours, when this virus scan finally finishes.
> Virus scan.
> I'm expecting the wireless won't work without much pain. That's my impression
> from investigating the possibility of moving my all-Linux network wireless.
> So maybe I should get one of those external radio repeater dongles that hooks
> to the machine with a good ol' cat-5 cable, and forget about trying to get
> its 802.11/g thingie to work?
> I guess we'll boot it and find out. I currently don't have wireless working
> under Windows either, since I don't have a wireless broadcaster thingie. But
> I really don't want to have to keep dragging this thing around tied to a
> wall, and want to get that working on at least one of the operating systems.
> Ramble ramble ramble, I could go STFW and try to do my own digging, but I've
> answered a lot more than I've asked over the years, and I feel like being a
> lazy bastard, and asking people to please give me some free answers.
> Happy new year.
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