__/ [ Ray Ingles ] on Thursday 09 March 2006 20:30 \__
> On 2006-03-09, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Finally, it appears as though you have not explored Linux in depth for a
>> few years. I urge you to do so. Everything is plug-and-play. This wasn't
>> the case a couple of years ago.
> Installing on a Dell L700cx, just this week, for my cousin.
> Win98SE: Install OS, then load up network card driver, then I'm able to
> download the motherboard chipset driver, the video driver, and the sound
> driver. Install a bunch of apps (Firefox, Thunderbird, CD burner, media
> players, etc.) to make the thing moderately useful.
> Ubuntu: Install OS, all hardware found and configured automatically.
> All the basic apps installed and ready.
Ubuntu is boring as everything works with zero intervention (e.g. external
hard-drives, scanners, network etc.). No need for drivers either. Plug, then
play. Just to think Linux used to be a platform for hackers and sysadmins.
Where has all the fun gone?
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