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Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Optimizing a kernel for laptops and Connecting two laptops

Oct 19, 1999, 04:27 (3 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Matthew Cunningham for this link. ]

"Dear Lina,
I love my laptop so I put Linux on it so it would be nice and fast. Linux feels so _slow_ on it; when I turn it on I want access right away. Booting up takes for_ever_ and it just goes on and on babbling about things I don't have - SCSI this, don't need to probe that. I can finish a whole cup of coffee before it gets going! Can you help bring me up to speed?..."

"Dear Lina,
I'm not a very nerdy computer person. In fact, I like to hang out in the park and enjoy a little sun, wind, and shade. Of course, I have my laptop since I'm always working on my web pages.
I thought I was alone in my aberrant habits until yesterday when I saw someone else with a laptop. If I keep seeing him there I'm thinking of going by and saying Hi, maybe I'll offer to trade files or something, but I realized... there's no way to trade bits out here. What am I gonna do?"

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