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Kier I am pretty sure it was YOU who said he bought a laptop for Linux but thought "there might...
On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 01:12:42 +0000, Rich Bell
You reall are a stupid fool, Rich. Like he's going to spend the best part of thousand pounds on something he can't use.
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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 01:17:56 +0000, Rich Bell I think you're a liar. *All* of your hardware unsupported by Linux? Every single little bit? Do come off it. I've got three computers and...
You really are a stupid fool, Rich.
Once again, he bought it for Linux - he'd read reviews that said it should work with Fedora, and in fact it also works fine with Mandrake, because I persuaded him to try that first, but he still likes FC4 better - but the only questionable area was getting wireless going. In fact, it's only a matter of getting some firmware downloaded.
As a temporary expediency, he installed Cygwin to run X. Why? Ask him. Because he could, it's fun, and he wanted to. He wasn't particularly interested in using XP - though he did have some emulator arcade games he sometimes played.
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On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 02:25:47 +0000, Rich Bell You are. He was sure enough. The great thing about open source is that problems get fixed, very quickly. No you didn't. You...
Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. We don't know. Frankly, we don't care. Seems to me you don't mind a bit when someone accuses Linux of screwing their equipment, but the minute someone suggests XP might have f***ed up, you get all bent out of shape. Why is that?
Questionable only by you - it happened, exactly as I described. I should know when my brother is telling the truth, seeing as he's my brother, and you have no clue as to his character. By definition, XP *must* have had something to do with it, since XP was the OS upon which all the software was funning. It may not have been the root cause, but so what?
See, it wasn't the whole hard drive that went, just the parbreastion XP was on. So that would suggest to anyone sensible that XP had some measure of the blame.
But who cares? He now has a working laptop with Linux on, which is what he intended from the start. You can say otherwise, you can jump up and down and scream 'liar!' and clench you little fists, but it will still be what he intended to do with it from the start, and nothing you say can change that fact.
Issues? Are you a mental case or something? He's my brother. I admire and like him, because he's both admirable and likable, a decent human being. You, on the other hand, seem happy to insult and denigrate someone you know nothing about. Sounds like you are the one with the 'issues', privatesyboy.