I hate windows but i keep on comming back
custom at freenet.de
Thu Jun 30 03:17:29 UTC 2005
Frederic Soulier wrote:
> Ok first I'm not trying to troll in any way. I meant in terms of
> buying a laptop and using it straight away.
Between my wife and me we own two laptops. One was an HP/Compaq
purchased with Mandrake pre-installed. The other one also HP and came
with Windows XP Pro.
Both were usable straight away. :)
(though installing Windows on the laptop that came with Mandrake was a
bit tricky with the repartitioning. I hope Microsoft will address that
issue so also novice users will be able to install their OS. :)
> - What is a new model laptop for you?
I'd wager that ANY HP or IBM laptop you buy will work fine with most
flavours of Linux and especially SuSe and Ubuntu.
> - Have you bought these laptops based on their features or based on
> hardware specs that is *potentially* well supported, like a Thinkpad?
Never even considered or checked if they'd run Linux; they just do and I
never expected otherwise. Maybe I would have checked if I was buying
some Acer or Asus or BenQ or Sony or some other exotic laptop, but with
HP or IBM I don't think you even need to give it a second thought.
> - What constitute "a _little_" work for you?
Turning it off, putting in the Ubuntu Cd and turning it back on again.
Then follow the steps and indicate where you are and what languages
you'd like to see.
> I never said Windows on a laptop was perfect ;) but for that matter
> Ubuntu and linux distro in general are not perfect either... Sorry.
Well, it's entirely possible that our definitions of 'perfect' differ,
but let me just state that I see no difference in functionality or
installation ease between my desktop computer (that I built myself using
mostly Asus parts) and our laptops.
There's really not much difference between laptops or desktops.. If
anything there's way more different components to be found on clone
desktops compared to laptops, which are more likely to be some brand
name using standardized parts.
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