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Re: End of days: XP question(s)
04/09/14 10:55 AM


> In his defense, setting up partitions for a Linux install *is* pretty daunting if
> you've never done it before. At least back when I first did it, it wasn't exactly
> clear what they were all for, or if the default settings were adequate. Sad to say,
> Ubuntu is probably the most user friendly distro of the lot. If you can't hack it
> with Ubuntu, you're unlikely to have any better luck anywhere else.

I dunno, I just don't get that. Maybe it was daunting 2-3 years ago, but these days it's about as point-and-drool as installing Windows 7 is, and more so than installing Windows XP. I still remember when you had to create like 4-5 partitions for everything ranging from / to /home to /swap to /boot to even more partitions than just that.

I'm not particularly enthusiastic about Linux in general given that Windows does everything I need it to do, but I've heard - and completely believe - stories about people whose grandparents are able to use Linux without issues since they just use it as a generic Internet-connected box. If all you care about is browsing the web and maybe some other simple stuff, then Linux works fine once you get over the (minor) bump in the road of installation.







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* End of days: XP question(s) Traso 04/05/14 01:55 AM
. * First XP updates out early today..... Traso  04/09/14 07:44 AM
. * How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Dullaron  04/09/14 03:22 AM
. * Re: How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Traso  04/09/14 07:52 AM
. * Re: How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Dullaron  04/11/14 06:38 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) DMala  04/05/14 06:01 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/06/14 07:19 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) SmitdoggAdministrator  04/11/14 08:40 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/13/14 10:06 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 02:26 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Sune  04/14/14 04:56 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 09:50 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/14/14 11:25 PM
. * Getting settled..... Traso  04/17/14 05:28 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Sune  04/19/14 05:23 PM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Traso  04/25/14 12:04 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... URherenow  04/25/14 04:06 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Traso  04/25/14 05:27 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... keshbach1  04/26/14 03:07 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Sune  04/25/14 06:04 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Vas Crabb  04/14/14 11:43 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 11:58 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Robbbert  04/14/14 11:49 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) SmitdoggAdministrator  04/13/14 10:18 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/14/14 01:51 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/07/14 10:22 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) krick  04/08/14 04:51 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) R. Belmont  04/09/14 06:13 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Robbbert  04/07/14 10:53 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 05:49 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) JWJr  04/08/14 06:07 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 06:58 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) JWJr  04/08/14 09:55 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/09/14 10:49 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Vas Crabb  04/09/14 11:29 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/08/14 04:47 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 05:52 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) DMala  04/09/14 03:29 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/09/14 10:55 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/08/14 09:52 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Anonymous  04/09/14 03:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) R. Belmont  04/09/14 06:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/11/14 06:35 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/06/14 04:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/07/14 08:20 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/08/14 04:04 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Sune  04/07/14 11:16 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) CTOJAH  04/07/14 11:33 PM
. * Ahm....XP mode is part of the deprecation, yo..... (nt) Traso  04/08/14 04:51 AM
. * Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Sune  04/08/14 03:29 PM
. * Re: Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Traso  04/08/14 09:44 PM
. * Re: Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Sune  04/09/14 03:07 AM
. * Details missed on za page? Traso  04/09/14 07:42 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) krick  04/05/14 06:57 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Master O  04/08/14 03:52 PM
. * HOSTS files Sune  04/09/14 03:45 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/09/14 03:19 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Moose  04/05/14 03:35 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) RW-Column  04/09/14 09:20 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Dullaron  04/09/14 09:59 AM
. * Don't be a moron URherenow  04/09/14 11:43 AM

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