__/ [ Nix ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 19:30 \__
> On Sun, 19 Mar 2006, Roy Schestowitz announced authoritatively:
>> __/ [ Nix ] on Saturday 18 March 2006 23:04 \__
>>> On Fri, 17 Mar 2006, Roy Schestowitz moaned:
>>>> *Bought a hard-drive a fortnight ago, which the box said was compatible
>>>> with Mac OS and Windows. I am not fond of branding something so generic.
>>> My monitor was apparently compatible only with Windows XP... *sigh*
>> You are joking, right? [stated with apprehension]
> That's what the label said.
> Of course X had absolutely no trouble with it.
>> Monitors are monitors and the operating system does not induce its own
>> extensions, which are in turn supported by the hardware.
> Well, that need not necessarily be true for LCD monitors: I've seen a
> couple in old laptops which really *did* have weird video card extensions
> directly fiddling weird unique display-side stuff.
>> If your monitor
>> not work in Linux, you ought to have tried a newer kernel or a different
>> distribution. Perhaps you were just joking...
> Just repeating another stupid product label.
> (seen on a bag of potatoes in Pickering: `WARNING: Potatoes'.)
I realised this a few seconds after I had sent my message. It was labels
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