[CoLoCo] Dual-boot and wine options

Andrew keen101 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 15:10:00 BST 2008

I think i read an article about using native windows dll files from another
partition. If i rember the article said it was possible, but i think they
said it was just easier to copy the dll's over.

as for the dual-boot thing. I think it might be a tricky situation in a
school. Do you think they will become comfortable using Linux? If they've
never used it before it may take a little getting used to, and they will
probably ask you A LOT of questions. On the other hand, having ubuntu as the
only OS might force them to give it a try if the are used to "the windows
way of doing things".

If you do decide to dual boot i recommend leaving grub so that Ubuntu is
default on the menu. That way if they don't pick windows fast enough they
are in Linux. however that probably would get annoying if you'd want to use
windows everyday. I think it's a tough call. It all depends on how you think
they will react. It's always sad when people get angry because it's
something they are not used to.


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 11:09 PM, David Overcash <funnylookinhat at gmail.com>

> <snip>
>> There is no logical reason for NOT selling Linux PC's to schools or any
>> other business for that matter, if that is what they desire.
> </snip>
> There actually is a logical reason.  Dell has had to jump through a lot of
> hoops with the contacts it holds with Microsoft to be able to sell systems
> with Linux pre-installed in the desktop market... and many stipulations
> attached to those contacts involve no bulk orders to anyone and also no
> orders to educational facilities.  You could, however, purchase them on a
> personal account for the school.
> I'm sure Dell would LOVE to sell them to you, but they can't ignore the
> fine print of their agreements with Microsoft.
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