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- <li><em>date</em>: Fri Jan 30 17:49:32 2004</li>
- <li><em>from</em>: keith at iqtv.com (Keith Morris - IQ)</li>
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- <li><em>subject</em>: [ale] LindowsOS 4.5 - not bad for a newbie OS</li>
It connected to the Debian sarge site, downloaded lots of updates, and
installed them. The bad part was, it broke just about everything.
Just seems a little odd that a distro would ship with a standard update
system installed, and configured, that would totally break the system.
Anyway, just my .02
Van L. Loggins wrote:
> I recently built a computer system with the plans of giving it to my father for christmas,
> (after I used it for testing purposes for several months to make sure it was burned in properly *grins* )
> The system I built for him had the following hardware:
> micro-atx desktop case
> Amptron KM266 Socket A motherboard
> integrated KM266 savage agp video card (8 megs allocated)
> Integrated AC97 Sound
> Integrated 10/100 NIC
> AMD Athlon XP 1700 Thoroughbred Revision B type CPU with Stock CPU Fan
> 256 Megs PC133 low profile Ram
> 48X liteon CD-Rom
> 3.5" floppy drive.
> I purchased a lifetime membership to the LindowsOS click'n'run library over on their <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.choicepc.com">http://www.choicepc.com</a> website with the intentions of
> installing LindowsOS 4.5 onto this computer for my father.
> You have to understand, this is not the first computer my father has owned, but every other time he has had a computer with windows on it
> and he was so deathly afraid of messing it up that he simply would not use the computer at all. Ultimately we would wind up selling
> his computer for him to get it out of the way.
> I gave this computer to my father but other than hiding the root account and setting up a regular account to use the system I didn't make any other
> I hooked him into the internet thru the network card, luckly for him my Brother (who lives with him) has DSL internet.
> I told him that he could not mess up the system to the point that it could not be fixed so long as he did not log in with the root account
> which I had hidden from him. I also showed him how to use the tutorials so he could figure things out. I also encouraged him to play with his
> and learn as much about it as he could, and explained to him that 90% of the knowledge that I had was from doing the same thing.
> While I don't think I will be using LindowsOS 4.5 on any of my personal systems, I think this distro is a step in the right direction for getting
> Linux onto every desktop. It is very simple to show someone how to use.
> My father loves his new computer and you can't keep him off of it.
> If anyone here has any questions or comments about Lindowsos let's hear em.
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<ul><li><em>From:</em> vloggins at turbocorp.com (Van L. Loggins)</li></ul></li>
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