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Old 08-10-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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M$ Help: Removing Linux... Wow.


http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;247804

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How to Remove Linux and Install Windows on Your Computer

This article describes how you can remove the Linux operating system from your computer, and install a Windows operating system. This article also assumes that Linux is already installed on the hard disk using Linux native and Linux swap partitions, which are incompatible with the Windows operating system, and that there is no free space left on the drive.

Windows and Linux can coexist on the same computer. For additional information, refer to your Linux documentation.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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Apparently, it is the Linux community's responsibility to show you how to dual-boot Windoze and Linux. It is also Linux's fault that Windows doesn't support the partitions. And, most laughable, there are users who want to switch from Linux to Windows...
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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thats nice

So what if people want to go from Linux to Windows, isn't Linux and the philosophy behind Linux all about choice? The article doesn't say that Windows not supporting Linux partitions is Linux's fault anywhere - what makes you think this? It is also possible that Windows tech support realise that it is easier to use a Linux bootloader to set up a dual boot system than mess about with the Windows boot loader and so tell you to read your distributions documentation which is different from distro to distro. It is easier to point to articles specifically written for your chosen distribution than write an artical that is more general, therefore hass less detail, covering all distributions

I put it to you that you found this article because you are indeed one of those users who want to go from Linux and Windows and were searching for articles how to do it. I also think there is no point to this thread, unless you have a specific question to ask?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
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I have this article and a couple of others like it in my Bookmark List. No biggie.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:38 PM   #5
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I should have been more clear. My early comments were sarcasm.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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Ooh, no. I stumbled upon that by a Google search. I can't tolerate using Windows.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:16 PM   #7
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There are good reasons to remove linux from a drive.
Like if you have windows games that just won't run in cedega and need more hard drive space but you've filled up your disks with ten different linux distros.
In this case removing ONE of them would be okay
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:22 PM   #8
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Originally posted by duane534
Apparently, it is the Linux community's responsibility to show you how to dual-boot Windoze and Linux. It is also Linux's fault that Windows doesn't support the partitions. And, most laughable, there are users who want to switch from Linux to Windows...
Why doesn't Windows support Linux partitions?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:51 PM   #9
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Why doesn't Windows support Linux partitions?
That would allow for fair competition. When has MS ever allowed fair competition?

I wouldn't be surprised if windows vista identifies linux partitions as virii and deletes them.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #10
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Why doesn't Windows support Linux partitions?
1. Microsoft preaches interoperability but in practice snuffs it out whenever possible.

See: OS/2
DR-DOS (Caldera/SCO DOS) (isn't it ironic that Caldera/new SCO used to be a HUGE proponent of Open Source and at one time insisted that MS-DOS source should be open?)
Lotus 1-2-3
Novell NDS client in Win9x
Constantly breaking backwards-compatibility in M$ Office file formats
DirectX vs. OpenGL
MSN (search engine) favoring IIS servers over Apache
MSIE not supporting CSS2/2.1

2. Microsoft would be forced to open up the source of at least SOME of Windows if they were to implement EXT and Reiser and XFS in Windows.

3. Microsoft would be admitting to the legitimacy of Linux
 
Old 08-11-2005, 01:31 AM   #11
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Just to point out a few things...
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MSN (search engine) favoring IIS servers over Apache
So? They're using their own technology...
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MSIE not supporting CSS2/2.1
No browser supports the entire CSS standard. This is the most up-to-date listing I could find in 3 minutes, but there are other (better) ones.

Last edited by scuzzman; 08-11-2005 at 01:34 AM.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 09:09 PM   #12
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Just to point out a few things...

So? They're using their own technology...

No browser supports the entire CSS standard. This is the most up-to-date listing I could find in 3 minutes, but there are other (better) ones.
At least the Mozilla and KDE and Opera teams are making efforts to support the standards as completely as possible.

Microsoft has stated that they won't.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 10:39 PM   #13
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Now, let us strive to be fair to Windows, even if we do not like it.

Windows (NT variants) does support installable file-systems (IFS), and you can get an ext2/ext3 driver from places like here: http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/ext2.html.

Microsoft doesn't support it, but who expects them to?

Although Windows-NT (in its various flavors) is owned by a somewhat clueless company, as an operating-system it isn't bad. If you strip away layers of marketing c*r*a*p that it's been saddled with, it does its job well enough.

It's just that Linux does it better!
 
  


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