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Steve M. Taylor
01/24/06 12:57
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#108218 - Times change
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
Joseph Hebert said:
If you like to work on computers, run Linux. If you want to use computers, run something else.


My experience of Linux is completely the opposite to yours. Today for example, the Office Win 2K box failed to recover from a MS patch, and had to be brought back to life with Knoppix. This is the same office machine that won't let me use bluetooth on it, for whatever reasons. My home box (Suse 10) saw the new bluetooth adapter, found its driver and used it with minimal prompting. Same with my Wireless LAN card. My whole network at home (including our Xbox) all run Linux, because it "just works", out of the box (network discovery). Print servers, Media server, webmail, kids homework, the lot. The network just doesn't go down !

Sure, a couple of years ago it wasn't that easy, but times they are a changin'. Linux is in many ways MORE hardware compatible than Windows these days.

Steve






List of 55 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
better software my bum!!!!      Jez Smith      01/22/06 15:15      
   Well, when i say windows 98      Jez Smith      01/22/06 15:20      
   Linux      Steve M. Taylor      01/22/06 15:40      
   Now there's an idea      Jez Smith      01/22/06 16:19      
      Not just look and feel      Steve M. Taylor      01/23/06 02:44      
   Windows 98 is a sad excuse for an OS      Sasha Jevtic      01/23/06 15:19      
      '98 is the last that will run true DOS.      Erik Malund      01/23/06 15:25      
         That old Chestnut      Andy Neil      01/23/06 16:19      
            We managed      Steve M. Taylor      01/23/06 16:37      
               Did, and still do      Joseph Hebert      01/24/06 08:56      
                  i have an old clunker running '98 sittin      Erik Malund      01/24/06 09:12      
                     Old Clunkers      Joseph Hebert      01/24/06 10:00      
                  not to start anything      Kevin Timm      01/24/06 10:02      
                     Not to finish anything either,      Joseph Hebert      01/24/06 11:58      
                        the missed issue      Erik Malund      01/24/06 12:09      
                        given      Kevin Timm      01/24/06 12:30      
                           When the missed issue had not bee      Erik Malund      01/24/06 12:55      
                              no, it was interjected      Kevin Timm      01/24/06 13:06      
                                 That may be, but who sent you Keil, Code      Erik Malund      01/24/06 13:11      
                                    really?      Kevin Timm      01/24/06 14:05      
                                       agreed, but what if "the tool" can not d      Erik Malund      01/25/06 08:05      
                                          Keil runs      Steve M. Taylor      01/25/06 11:08      
                                             oh, well, maybe bad example.      Erik Malund      01/25/06 11:25      
                                                Open software      Steve M. Taylor      01/25/06 11:35      
                                             uVision3 for ARM on Linux      Ian Bell      01/26/06 09:02      
                                                Nice      Steve M. Taylor      01/26/06 09:25      
                                                   Load Meter      Ian Bell      01/26/06 14:29      
                                                      WHAT      Erik Malund      01/26/06 14:46      
                                                         Not never      Steve M. Taylor      01/26/06 15:28      
                                                         Crashes      Ian Bell      01/27/06 04:13      
                                                      gkrellm      Andy Peters      01/26/06 17:12      
                     Reliability and manageability      Sasha Jevtic      01/24/06 13:59      
                        SECURITY is the issue.      Steve M. Taylor      01/24/06 14:34      
                           UNIX or Windows?      Sasha Jevtic      01/24/06 19:49      
                  Times change      Steve M. Taylor      01/24/06 12:57      
      Irony      Andy Neil      01/23/06 16:14      
         The Windows NT GUI      Sasha Jevtic      01/23/06 16:41      
      The point is      Jez Smith      01/23/06 23:59      
         Architectually ?      Steve M. Taylor      01/24/06 06:05      
         Lindows anyone?      Kalpak Dabir      01/24/06 07:40      
   Worms      Ian Bell      01/25/06 04:26      
      and the moon is made of ?      Erik Malund      01/25/06 06:09      
         Threats to Windows      Ian Bell      01/25/06 08:57      
      Special Linux apps        Jeff Post      01/26/06 09:40      
         con you put that in a post      Erik Malund      01/26/06 09:42      
            Too big      Steve M. Taylor      01/26/06 10:04      
         Special Linux Apps      Ian Bell      01/26/06 14:40      
            A small count OS will typically only hav      Erik Malund      01/26/06 14:49      
               Counting      Ian Bell      01/27/06 04:19      
            8052 simulator      Jeff Post      01/26/06 19:12      
               disassembler      Jan Waclawek      01/27/06 01:25      
                  Linux Disassembler      Ian Bell      01/27/06 04:22      
   what a kerfuffle :-)      Jez Smith      01/25/06 12:44      
   The Transfer is the worst      Neil Kurzman      01/27/06 00:06      
      Transfer      Steve M. Taylor      01/27/06 02:37      

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