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My life with Linux: Day 2 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Nov 19, 2009, 22:03 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Day 2: My life with Linux

"Fedora hates me. I know this because it refuses to do a single thing I tell it. It's taken me all morning to get the darn thing installed, as it kept crashing at the install screen on my work machine.

"With my temper in shreds, I end up using my laptop to install the OS on an external hard disk, which works brilliantly until I try to start it for the first time, at which point it gleefully crashes again.

"A quick restart and everything seems to be working, except it won't output to my external monitor. Given that my laptop has a 13in screen, this is a problem, but one dwarfed by the refusal of the Evolution email client to connect to my company's Exchange Server, despite all the literature boasting quite heartily the opposite."

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