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Re: Linux Installation Easier Than Windows Installation

__/ [ John Bailo ] on Tuesday 02 May 2006 07:18 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Official: Ubuntu (Linux) is easier to install than Windows!
> Gee. Now all those people installing Windows and OSX can install Linux
> instead!

Stating the obvious? I opine that the main point to get across is that,
_contrary to common belief_ (disinformation, steretypes), Linux is easy to
set up.

>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Here's a step-by-step guide to installing the upcoming Dapper Drake
>> | with screenshots. There's less to it than a Windows installation, and
>> | you can play around at the desktop before even installing anything to
>> | disk!
>> `----
>> It's not news, but it confirms a reality.

I might as well add this nice sarcastic quote...


,----[ Quote ]
| Reason number two: Linux is a pain to set up
| It's true. After all, with modern Linuxes like Xandros Desktop or
| SimplyMEPIS, you need to put in a CD or DVD, press the enter button,
| give your computer a name, and enter a password for the administrator
| account.
| Gosh, that's hard.
| On the other hand, with Windows, all you have to do is put in a CD or DVD,
| do all the above, and then immediately download all the available patches.
| After all, Symantec has found that an unpatched Windows PC connected to
| the Internet will last only a few hours before being compromised.
| Unpatched Linux systems? Oh, they last months, but what's the fun of that?

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