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ZDNet: Almost by Stealth, The Linux Desktop is Here

Jan 16, 2004, 19:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rupert Goodwins)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"One of my dirty little secrets is that I have never successfully installed Linux on anything. I've tried many times over the years, because I bought into the idea that it could revitalize old computers. I'd cobble together a 486 processor, some no-name disk controller, a clonky old hard disk, a VGA card from the Boer War, and off we'd go. My Linux experience terminated shortly thereafter with an incomprehensible error message concerning IRQ 9, lost interrupts or goblins in the bidirectional bus buffers.

"Fair enough. I didn't get where I am today by not courting gratuitous hardware problems through trying to do things on the cheap..."

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