[Wolves] Ubuntu: Reconfiguring hardware
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 10:38:17 GMT 2004
On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 19:53:45 +0000, Baza <baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> On 5/12/04 1:49 pm, "Jono Bacon" <jono at jonobacon.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > For my dads christmas present this year, I want to solve the utter hell
> > he is having with Windows and install Linux on his computer. My question
> > is this, I was considering buying him a 30GB hard drive and then
> > installing Ubuntu on it on my own computer. Is it possible to then take
> > the hard drive, shove it in his computer and have it automatically
> > detect hardware and configure the system?
> > If this is not possible, I will just install it on his PC while I am there.
> In the spirit of experiment I've just done this on a spare 20gig IDE drive
> and put it in my Dell Dimension 2400, and bugger me, it worked. All I had to
> do was get X11 working for the flat panel, oh yeah, the internal don't work,
> no wows there though.
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So yet another area where Linux winds hands down over Microsoft's offerings.
As an aside. I had to re-install Win2k last week on my other PC. I
set it all up with my ISP connection etc. and decided to get all the
updates. After quite literally hours of fetching this and the other
and endless reboots I suddenly realised I had not sorted my firewall
or AV software. Now bear in mind I had not connected to anywhere but
the official Microsoft site to update this rubbish. As soon as I got
the AV set up it detected no less than 6 trojans and a virus on the
PC. This is on a brand new drive that has not connected to anything
other than an MS site. I personally find this absolutely disgusting.
I have made sure that everybody I know who uses a PC has been told
about this. I'm pushing Linux everywhere even if I have started to
sound a bit evangelistic :-)
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