Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 6th Sep 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows In previous OS News articles, I've claimed that mature computers up to ten years old can be refurbished and made useful. My last article identified and evaluated different ways to refurbish these computers. One approach is to keep the existing Windows install and clean it up. This has the advantage of retaining the Windows license and software, the installed applications, and the existing drivers. But it takes some work. In this article we'll see what this entails.
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RE[6]: Nice article.
by fanboi_fanboi on Tue 7th Sep 2010 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nice article."
fanboi_fanboi
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2010-04-21

In my experience (using Linux since 1995) a Windows machine that boots to Safe Mode is infinitely more useful than even the latest Ubunutu distro.

Linux is for servers. Forever.

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RE[7]: Nice article.
by mahiyu on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:36 in reply to "RE[6]: Nice article."
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2010-08-06

How so? I use Ubuntu as my main OS and have bery few problems with it. I may just be lucky (most of my hardware happens to be reasonably well supported in Linux) but I actually find it less problematic than Windows, and certainly more usable than Windows booted in safe mode.

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