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Old 05-12-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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LXer: After five months of Linux, I do Windows

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When was the last time you installed Windows NT 4.0? If your answer is "never," I believe you. If you've done it countless times, do I have your sympathy? I need it. My most recent major Windows upgrade (chronicled on my This Old PC blog) was taking a Win 98se box to Windows 2000. For those who think Windows has some kind of compatibility advantage over Linux, let me recount how in Windows 98 I didn't have a prayer of getting my cheap Airlink 101 wireless card to work, USB was spotty, and the thing was painfully slow to boot and to run.

Old 05-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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Ouch. That takes me back - install, install graphics driver, install sound driver, install network card driver, updates, update, update and so on.

So everyone who complains that wireless support in Linux sucks can stop - it is much worse elsewhere!
Old 05-12-2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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I feel so sorry for him...
The only Windows I have ever installed was 98SE. That was bad. I'll never do that ever again.

And I could never get the resolution past 640*480*16. Blech...

Same Box with Debian Etch managed: 1024*768. 32bit colour.

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