XP and Vista question
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Fri Mar 2 17:15:48 CST 2007
A passing suggestion: Try Ubuntu 6.0.6 LTS. It now has installers for
proprietary/'non-free' gfx card drivers, which used to be a bugbear
withe some distros.
If you're looking for a little more eye candy then try Kubuntu.
All fits on one CD, and the Synaptic Package Manager is a breeze to
use, although for the gfx drivers I used Envy from the terminal
(Install Envy via Synaptic, logout, do a Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a
terminal login. Login, run envy. Does ATI and Nvidia).
Running sweet on a 2 year old Dell.
On 2 Mar 2007, at 19:39, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> Ken Ray wrote:
>>> I'd figure it's more like 4-5 years at least - according to
>>> reviews and personal experience, Vista just doesn't have enough
>>> going for it to make people upgrade. New computers, of course,
>>> will come with Vista by default, but existing XP computers may
>>> not be upgraded to Vista for a long time.
>> Not only that, but I've talked to several people who say they will
>> refuse to install Vista for any reason because of its draconian
>> DRM scheme. One guy told me, "Why should I do an expensive upgrade
>> that will just limit the way I can use my computer?"
>> I expect the uptake will be slower than usual.
> It's tragic for the entire computing world that the Linux community
> can't get its collective act together. It can and should replace
> Windows, but with such a dizzying variety of distros most users
> just walk.
> Some day, some day....
> And when that day happens, when the Linux community standardizes on
> one distro universally regarded as THE consumer distro, Linux will
> take half of Microsoft's market share in under five years.
> But with all of the attitudes preciousness surrounding each of the
> Linux distros, I can't begin to guess when that day will come.
> Richard Gaskin
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