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Re: Will upgrade to XP kill lilo and mandrake??

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Will upgrade to XP kill lilo and mandrake??
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 14:05:07 +1000
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On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 07:49:51PM -0800, John Coffman wrote:
> I think someone who is running two or more operating systems is more
> sophistocated than the casual user.

Why can't my grandma try out GNU/Linux without needing to know what
"boot" or "partition" means?  Why do I have to tell her "but be
careful when you upgrade to Win XP"?

> Installing Windows will defeat Linux; installing Linux will defeat Windows.

Installing Linux doesn't defeat Windows.  (Well, for the distro I use,
it doesn't... it automagically gets a boot menu item)

> Anyone launching into a multi-boot system setup had better do their
> homework first.

Then we've just lost 90% of windows users (who are waiting for their
freedom!), who are too scared to "do their homework".
Computer science is our job, not their's.

Sure, there are plenty of unsolvable problems, but this isn't one of them.


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