[sclug] Post: See you later Linux

mskadu@gmail.com mskadu
Tue Sep 30 12:54:02 UTC 2008


I guess I should have mentioned that Ubuntu (and other Distros) were happily
running on my machine till about Ubuntu Hardy Heron. It was when I upgraded
that I ran into these troubles.

I can understanding Linux, etc not running or with problems on obscure/
bespoke machine configs. But what about when a known config stops working?

- Mayuresh

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Neil Haughton <haughtonomous at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> >
> > 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?)
> >
> I think that is such excellent advice. The idea we seem to have that you
> should be able to pick an arbitrary computer and run an arbitrary OS on it
> without  ever getting problems is manifestly daft. I mean, does anyone have
> any idea of the *scope* of the problem that this represents? (Rhetorical
> question - of course we all do, even if we forget from time to time). I am
> constantly surprised how close to this ideal the computer industry has
> already got.
> Neil.


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