Linked by Ioan-Alexandru Lazar on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 14:58 UTC
Windows Among the few things I'm proud of in my life, not having had contact with Windows when I first "met" a computer is somewhere around the top. Indeed, the first computer I used ran Unix, and I have been using Unices myself for some time.
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RE[4]: Overdone
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Overdone"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Funny. When I try to install my scanner and printer on Win/OSX,it requires hours and hours of work, since HP and Canon's drivers for my equipment are borked for OSX (as in, they won't install, forcing me to download 3rd party software), and for Windows they just require a massive download and tedious installation procedure, as well as an uninstallation procedure, since a lot of pointless utilities are installed alongside the drivers (and you can't opt out).

On Ubuntu, I can plug them both in, and they just work.

Point: it depends on what hardware you are talking about. The biggest problem with Linux hardware today is i.e. changing videocards. In that respect, Linux is still stuck in the stone age.

Edited 2006-10-23 19:09

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