Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 09:08 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu APCMag has a lenghty article on switching from Windows to Ubuntu. "When I was first given this task I had to sit and blink a few times, if for nothing else than dramatic pause. I'm a self-confessed Linux nut, as some of you may know, but even I'm cautious to do away with Windows completely. There's a reason I have a dual-boot Windows and Linux machine. Several of them, in fact. But have I just been conditioned into using Windows because of past experience, or applications, or file formats, or the myriad other reasons that make Windows a comfort zone because it's all so familiar?"
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How-2-replace-windows...
by dsuse on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 04:54 UTC
dsuse
Member since:
2007-09-04

I thing the article was perhaps too lengthy, uninformed, and dated.

Could have been summarized as follows:

1) put Linux cd/dvd of your choice in drive.
2) restart computer.
3) Answer a couple of simple questions.
4) to the prompt of "Alert: do you want to purge the evil mishmash of insecure Microsoft contamination completely from this hard drive for ever?" answer: YES. (...I may have embellished this somewhat).
5) Wait a bit (threatening machine with a crucifix or other religious icon while chanting "STALL-MAN, TORVALDS! By these names I Cast ye out, foul ballmer-gates and all of ye minions!" is optional in this stage...at least try to do this quietly if any clients are watching).
6) Reboot and enjoy your new computer.

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RE: How-2-replace-windows...
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 04:59 in reply to "How-2-replace-windows..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

1) put Linux cd/dvd of your choice in drive.
2) restart computer.
3) Answer a couple of simple questions.
4) to the prompt of "Alert: do you want to purge the evil mishmash of insecure Microsoft contamination completely from this hard drive for ever?" answer: YES. (...I may have embellished this somewhat).
5) Wait a bit (threatening machine with a crucifix or other religious icon while chanting "STALL-MAN, TORVALDS! By these names I Cast ye out, foul ballmer-gates and all of ye minions!" is optional in this stage...at least try to do this quietly if any clients are watching).
6) Reboot and enjoy your new computer.


Works (nearly) every time.

Can't be done in reverse.

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