"In the Talkback section of this blog, my loyal readers
routinely urge me to switch to Linux. 'Try it!' they say. 'Once you
do, you'll never look back.' I'm perfectly willing to try, and
indeed I'd love to have at least one Linux machine on hand so I can
test interoperability scenarios here. About eight months ago I
tried to install Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on a couple of systems here. The
results were less than encouraging, and I've been using Linux in
virtual machines since then.
"Over the weekend, I thought I'd try again to put together a
dual-boot Windows/Linux PC. I have another system I can devote to
the cause, with decent specs and no hardware issues that I know of.
This hardware is about as generic as an Intel-based system gets. I
first built this system in late 2003 and have upgraded it
extensively over the past three and a half years..."
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