Hilarious: No XP networking "Try reinstalling XP" 13201
Op Thu, 03 Nov 2005 05:37:59 -0700, schreef High Plains Thumper:
Yup, and I offered to install the latest Mandriva, within 45 minutes, for just a case of beer - but the man is still convinced he needs Windows.
Never got roud to trying that - we thought that resetting TCP-IP to a default value was an innocent enough thing to try, but instead it apparently made XP commit dissolution.
Disenchanted with Windows & Linux 13204
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I've fired up Knoppix several times on that machine, without any problems at all. Everything simply works.
It's a Dell machine, and the internal hardware indeed looked a bit exotic. Ah well, so much for the universal hardware support of Windows. With Linux, I never have to bother with mobo's, drivers and stuff, it simply works. It's amazing that people still put up with this Windows rubbish - and the owner of this particular machine is getting ever more frustrated and angry. And that's why I still wanted to lend a helping hand, but alas, to no avail. Anyway, I'll steer clear of any Windows system from now on, unless the user is interested in dual-booting.
Hehe, the only reason for me to get a new Linux install every year is to check out the new distribution features. And that usually takes half an hour or so, after which I can cheerfully work on. Some of my users have been on the same version distro for three years now, without any problem.
Disenchanted with Windows & Linux
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