A linux box on the premises

A friend brought over a laptop that someone had given her. She couldn’t figure out how to use it and I said just bring it over, I’ll check it out.

I turned it on and was totally mystified by what I saw. It was a Dell laptop and had Linux installed with a Freesbee desktop. I couldn’t figure out how to use it either. Happily I had an unopened unused fully licensed WinXP Pro hanging around so we stuck the cd in in and said “yes” to remove the partition and “yes” to reformat. 🙂

Don’t get me wrong – I am not an anti-opensource bigot. There was just no way that either my friend or I was going to figure out how she could use this quickly when she already was well-versed in all things windows.


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