Re: dell computer construction
The discussion on dell and linux was what prompted me to make that post.
When I bought this Dell back in August of 1999 the only way Dell would
install linux was if you were a business. I got a bad combination of
win98se and office2000 that crashed the system regularly because
c:\windows\win386.swp kept getting corrupted. I found out much later
after I had gotten Linux talking that a single line in autoexec.bat would
have solved that problem but by then it had been way too many installs and
I can assure you installing windows 98se using instructions you wrote down
on a piece of braille paper and listening for the sound of the hard drive
no longer running to key in the next command is an adventure noone should
have to live through! Since I live alone when Windows crashed I had the
"pleasure" of reinstalling all of it. That's why windows nt/2000/xp all
have screen narrator on them. I've never tried installing windows with
screen narrator so don't know if it'll work. For those that are
interested, at the desktop hit windowskey-u and hit return. Your computer
will start doing something you didn't know it could do before provided
your sound card is working and speakers have enough volume. Oh by the
way, screen reading is especially useful for those people with a.d.h.d.
multitaskers of the first order; you can listen to one document on one
computer while looking at another document on a second computer, and here
you thought that was just put there for the blind and dyslectics!