Persnickety Linux Isn't Doing Itself Any PR Favours

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| I spent last Saturday fixing up an old computer. For the last 7 years or so,
| I've donated equipment to needy kids and families.
|
| [...]
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| After much disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly, I had a functioning
| computer. The included hard drive was dead, so I swapped in another that I'd
| pre-installed Ubuntu to. That worked fine, but I thought that so long as I
| had a "test computer" at my disposal I'd use the opportunity to try out a few
| untried distros I had sitting around: OpenSUSE 10.3, Mepis 7.0 and Mandriva
| 2008.
|
| [...]
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| It's funny, but until relatively recently one of the most-cited barriers to
| Linux adoption was the difficulty in installing it.
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http://menpro.blogspot.com/2008/02/p...tself-any.html


Related:

16,000 Linux computers delivered - for free

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| With his non-profit organization called Alameda County Computer Resource
| Center, he built up a volunteer organization, collects donated stuff from the
| companies who provide them, strips any proprietary OS and software off the
| drives, re-installs everything with Linux and free applications, and then
| gives them to schools or other not-for-profit organizations or individuals
| without too much cash.
|
| A great man with a great mission. CNN called him a hero already.
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http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/89792/index.html


WEEE directive threatens Microsoft OEM sales

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| There's a possibility Microsoft may well dump the OEM scheme and that
| could prompt small firms that don't want to be WEEEing to install Linux
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| or even pirate OSes.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40305