Re: How do I configure drivers in Debian
From: John Beardmore (wookie_at_wookie.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 15:28:56 +0100
In message <74bc5$434af786$c690c3ba$22922@TSOFT.COM>, Rick Moen
>debian-newbie <email@example.com> wrote:
>If you don't believe me, reformat (erase) the hard drive of your
>MS-Windows system, and then attempt to use a _retail_ copy of your
>version of MS-Windows (and _not_ the tailored copy that came with the
>machine). Very likely, given average luck, you'll then find out what
>sheer Hell a _real_ MS-Windows installation is.
It's not hell.
Lets face it - if you know what country you're in and your IP details
it's no harder than Linux, and your video card may be slightly more
likely to be recognised properly.
>I'll tell you what: You provide a retail copy of either XP Home or XP
>Professional. I'll provide a free-of-charge, downloadable copy of the
>Kanotix v. 2005-03 Linux distribution, and lend an IBM Thinkpad T42p
>laptop. We'll each appoint a judge, and those two will jointly pick a
>third. The three judges will then test-install your OS and mine onto
>the Thinkpad, starting from a freshly erased hard drive in each case.
>If the majority vote of the judges believes XP to have been easier to
>install, I'll pay you UK £200. If they say Kanotix was easier, then you
>pay me UK £100. Deal?
-- John Beardmore