Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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RE[7]: Indeed, a little lie
by lemur2 on Tue 29th Jul 2008 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Indeed, a little lie"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Hey - before you judge me, maybe you should actually find out why it took me so long?


Hey, before you judge Linux, you might try it on a machine with hardware which supports it.

You wouldn't try to install Vista on a PowerPC, would you? Nor on a 386 with 128MB RAM, either. No, you wou;d either buy it pre-installed, or you would look for a machine where someone had certified it for running Vista on.

Same with OSX ... you would install that on a Mac.

Do the same courtesy with Linux ... install it on a machine with hardware known to support Linux, and you will have no trouble whatsoever. It will be miles easier than OSX or Vista, or even XP for that matter.

If you want to experiment with Linux on escoteric hardware ... that is your call. Go for it if you are game and want to spend the effort.

... but don't bitch about it being difficult. Don't whine that it took you hours ... you should expect that if you go wandering off where no man has gone before. (Star Trek is after all a five-year mission!) The amazing thing is that it was even possible on random hardware. You can't say the same for OSX or Vista ... both of those require hardware certified for OSX or Vista respectively.

If you want an easy install (and not have to bitch) ... you are going about it entirely the wrong way. Get a Dell with Linux pre-installed if lack of install hassles is what you really want. Or get something from system76 or ZaReason ... or even Wallmart online if you prefer.

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A little lie not!
by as901 on Tue 29th Jul 2008 10:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Indeed, a little lie"
as901 Member since:
2008-07-29

First off, you are using an outdated version of Ubuntu. The 8.04 is called, "HardyHeron" is the latest, and it has two helper for finding Nvidia drivers.

I suggest you install 8.04 and than go to System, Administration, Synaptic Package Manager and type Nvidia in the search box. This will allow you to install a program that installs the correct Nvidia driver. I can understand your confusion. You are not used to such an easy answer. After Vista, many are confused and bewildered!

Mark Heinemann

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