Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 30th Jun 2009 16:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes While traversing about the web this afternoon, I came across a rather funny subject title for a forum post. The person asked if any "normal" people use Linux, but went on to ask forgiveness for the lack of a better word than "normal." He wonders if anyone who isn't an open source, uber-geeky, stay-up-until-dawn-exploring-code fanatic actually uses Linux. Though the congregation here at OSNews is (obviously) comprised of very many of the aforementioned fanatics (in a sense; wear the title with pride), I also believe there to be many readers who are more or less "normal," for the lack of a better word, and plenty who may fall in between both spectrums of nerdiness.
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no hunting for drivers anymore
by Drumhellar on Tue 30th Jun 2009 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

[edit] nevermind

Edited 2009-06-30 18:35 UTC

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Amiga64 Member since:
2009-06-30

Ooo, sorry dude, that's not my experience. I've installed Win7 on four different machines. Only one of them had 3D working out of the box and my USB wirless card wouldn't work with Win7 at all. Both these things work straight out of the box with Ubuntu.

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jonathane Member since:
2009-05-31

Oh, I'd have to disagree. I bought a new Toshiba laptop with OpenSolaris preinstalled and no windows. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate that I wasn't using, so I made a partition for it and installed it. There was no ethernet, no wireless, and no appropriate graphics drivers. I got on a different machine and downloaded all these drivers and the other Toshiba software from the Toshiba site, all the x64 stuff. Unfortunately, Toshiba did a half-assed job on their x64 drivers, especially the graphics driver, which kept crashing randomly. I had to reinstall Vista, this time as 32 bit, just so that I could get drivers that work, for Windows no less.

So I would disagree that Windows is ready to roll on a clean install.

It would be more accurate to say that it's ready if you get it OEM.

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


It would be more accurate to say that it's ready if you get it OEM.



Yes, that's true, but that is the way the majority of all windows users get their windows.

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