Re: Working Within the System

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 16:47:52 MDT

Martin Ling wrote:
> On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 04:16:22PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > As I have stated, the fact is that the only version of linux that is anywhere
> > near being as easy to install as windows [snip] is the Corel release
> This is a subjective judgement. Personally I find it the *hardest*.
> Why, just because I wanted to argue my "it's subjective" point?
> No, because the install simply fails to work on many machines.

Please specify such machines.

> > (and thus the only one qualified to be price compared for similar value)
> I'm afraid I fail to understand this logic. When did we suddenly decide
> that the installation procedure (something most consumers never deal
> with anyway!) was the important factor in the value of an OS?

How easy it is for their computer tech to install determines what they
pay for their computer, right????

> > argument, which I contested Judge Jackson's claim that consumers were harmed by
> > having to pay more for Windows (and thus any OS) than they should have had to.
> This aspect of the case was dealing with preinstalled copies of Windows.
> I agree that the Linux installation programs are not as easy as the
> Windows ones. But the vast majority of users have never installed any
> operating system themselves, and would also have difficulty with that of
> Windows.

One of the things most people have to do at least once themselves is
RE-install windows. With linux users, how many times do people recompile
their kernel?

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