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Re: Help!

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 03:51:24PM -0400, Angelo Bertolli wrote:
> Michael Martinell wrote:

> The point is, the playing field isn't fair.  Since a user's computer 
> already comes with Windows, they MUST go through an installation process 
> to install Debian.  The idea is to make that installation process as 
> easy as possible to facilitate the switch--it's really less about the 
> philosophical viewpoint of user laziness and about the reality of the 
> current situation.  Why do you think they make those "restore cds" that 
> come with computers?

To keep people from installing it in an even slightly different
configuration.  It's quite difficult in practoce to get a real
Windows install disk with a new laptop.

  Of course it's because installing Windows "for 
> real" is very hard.  They don't want to get too many calls or to turn 
> away customers, so they have it dumbed down to the ultimate level:  put 
> CD in drive, turn on computer, wait.

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