Lets face Ubuntu 8.04

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 26 18:51:47 UTC 2008

On 06/23/2008 11:13 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> Ever try to upgrade a Win98 box to WinXPP or install one from scratch
>> :-) The same driver issues occur - particularly with multimedia devices,
>> video & wirless. Sometimes it goes smooth, other times it takes days.
>> And sometimes if you are using old hardware it just doesn't work at all.
>> Same issues.
> More than once :-(
> Last time I installed XP it took SIX hours.  My last 3 Ubuntu/Kubunt
> installs took about 30 minutes each.
>> I think the problem is that 99.99% of Windows users have their boxes
>> delivered pre-configured with "certified hardwared & drivers", 
> Exactly.
>> so they 
>> never experience the actual installation process. 

Yes, I know this is more appropriate in Sounder... as is the drift from
this thread, but I just came across this and couldn't resist:

[An epic Bill Gates e-mail rant - actual email from Bill trying to
download and install Movie Maker]

I have to admit that I laughed so hard that I actually did spill my
coffee. I reckon the next time someone complains too loudly about
installing something in Ubuntu I'll just point them there :-)

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