[sclug] Post: See you later Linux

Leon Ward seclists at rm-rf.co.uk
Mon Sep 29 16:15:10 UTC 2008

Grrrrr, cant resist feeding troll :)

Firstly, always buy hardware that is compatible with your needs.
If I need some new computer linked widget, I won't go to PC world and  
pick the first one i see on the shelf.
Make sure you buy something that will work with your system, whether  
it's Linux, Mac, or Windows Vista.

I wouldn't buy one of these [1] and complain that Windows XP doesn't  
work on it. Don't expect hardware / software compatibility problems to  
only effect Linux ( Does Vista work perfectly on that platform?)

[1] http://www.embeddedplanet.com/products/ep405.asp


On 26 Sep 2008, at 22:47, Dickon Hood wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 22:34:51 +0100, mskadu at gmail.com wrote:
> : I thought I'd share my recent blog post on Linux with the group.
> : http://mytechieself.blogspot.com/2008/09/see-you-later-linux.html
> You went wrong in expecting Sony to produce useable laptops.  The  
> last one
> I had a look at wouldn't even take a standard Windows XP install,  
> but had
> to be installed from Sony's bodged rescue disc, which contained all  
> the
> drivers in the right order so the thing would boot and a shedload of
> preinstalled crap you couldn't avoid installing.  I'm not surprised  
> Linux
> didn't like it.
> -- 
> Dickon Hood
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