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Re: Fwd: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 05:49:59PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 07:51:48AM -0700, Andrew Kane wrote:
> > As someone who deals with a lot of random donated hardware, I can
> > attest that we run into these cases frequently. It may be rare that
> > new systems lack these capabilities,
> Donated x86 hardware that lacks an USB port?  I kind of believe that not.

I used to have an x86-64 box that claimed to support booting from a USB
stick but steadfastly refused to do so.  As someone who until recently
did desktop support for years, I can tell you that there are a lot of
machines I've encountered that can't boot off a USB stick, and maybe
about a third of those don't do DVD.

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