Originally posted by stampede96
TWindows handles itself pretty well when you just stick your current hard drive (with everything set up) new/different computer.
No it does not! it typically manages to eventually load itself on some default crap video mode, and then spends 45.7 reboots trying to redetect every new piece of hardware...
When i've done this with linux i've been duped into think it didn't work, and ben unimpressed, but only up until the point when I realised that it was just done automatically without thinking anythign of it, rather than all these stupid reboots. As a stock kernel comes with nearly ALL common drivers built into it, there is nothing at all involved in changign it.
one of the only things you're likely to come across is needing to change your video card driver...