Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:43 PM
I wonder if Microsoft is even a little nervous about the emerging Linux and Open source Software movement.
I currently have two computers at home, my newest pc is a Windows XP system, my main machine. I recently helped my mom set up a new pc and took her old HP with a dead hard drive and fixed and decided to check out Linux.
I bought a OEM copy of Linspire for $20, but OMG what a turd it turned out to be. No sound and no driver that I could find, or any other way to get it working. The web browser didn't work, nor did Linspire's Firefox. Poo poo, I have a $20 coaster for my Pepsi Ones.
I now have Debian Linux and all I needed was to download the sound driver and video driver and it works fine. The gnome desktop interface is good, and there is the KDE which is pretty much the same, just nicer looking. Well, it's a bit of a hobby for now. I can't see that I would switch completetly to Linux, at least any time soon.
I will most likely check out Ubuntu sometime and I have heard it's more user friendly. I have heard quite a bit about it on another forum and it sounds like it may catch on more and more.