Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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RE[2]: Anyone remember?
by egon_spengler on Tue 24th Oct 2006 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Anyone remember?"
egon_spengler
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2005-11-20

Apple has always held close rein on the OS, as is generally known, and makes no pretension to be installable on anything OTHER than Apple hardware. However, Linux distros (other than perhaps a PPC distro) make no such claims, such as XYZ distro will ONLY install on a Toshiba Model Framistat12. Thus, it is by no means the fault of the author for failing to expect Freespire to work after the marketing, is it?

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