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RE[9]: I'm in the minority but
by lucas_maximus on Tue 25th Jun 2013 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: I'm in the minority but"
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Unless you have bleeding edge hardware or very unusual NIC I suspect Windows 8 would work flawlessly.

This is true of Linux mostly these days as well. However it still much more difficult getting a driver working on Linux if it isn't included in the kernel or your NIC isn't supported compared to Windows (download the driver and put it on a usb stick and double click).

Most hardware today on most desktop PCs are pretty generic and if you are running any OS unless it is particularly niche (BeOS, Icaros and the ilk).

Edited 2013-06-25 12:58 UTC

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