Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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Devi1903
Member since:
2009-11-05

I installed a slipstreamed Windows XP SP 3 that had been heavily stripped down by a friend and aside from a few IBM drivers that I had to download beforehand, I was able to install Windows XP just fine on a T43. All of the drivers were available on Lenovo's website and all I had to do was click on the .EXE. Pretty easy.

Most machines come with a restore partition from which you can make restore disks. It's worked for me. Try that next time.


Not everyone is buying OEMs. Try that on a clone.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Uhh, most people are. If you want to run a weird setup, then I'm sure you're smart enough to deal with the consequences. And for Windows, at least, they are pretty minor. I'd hardly call having to have a driver disk, or download drivers after install a big deal, compared to the crap you regularly have to put up with on Linux to get things like, you know, wireless to even work at all, even if you have the drivers.

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Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

but then again the aeguement of hardware vendors. Linux developers have to put up with a lot of flack simply because hardware vendors refuse to produce drivers of linux or release code for them to be produced by community developers.

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