Microsoft Hatred FAQ
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Fri Oct 28 03:41:28 CEST 2005
"Mike Schilling" <mscottschilling at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>>> There's a huge difference to the non-techy consumer. One of the
>>> buggest reasons Linux has had a reputation of being harder to use
>>> than Windows was the fact that Linux had to be installed, while
>>> Windows just booted up.
>> Is that really true? I mean, I remember distributions of Linux that you
>> could just stick in the CD, boot from CD, and you were up in minutes.
>> Installing was as simple as pushing the 'install to hard drive' button.
> But picture that, when this was less true, you wanted to buy a machine
> with the newest-whizbang graphics card or disk controller. For Windows,
> the manufacturer would make sure the proper drivers are installed and
> configured. For Linux, you the consumer had to find a driver, install it,
> configure it (the phrase "drive geometry" sticks in my head) and deal with
> the lack of useful feedback if anything goes wrong.
That's a really good point.
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