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Re: Dual Boot.

On 2 September 2011 02:30, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Heddle Weaver <weaver2world@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 September 2011 13:09, Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
> wrote:
>> If your windows install uses the entire drive for one partition, then
>> there isn't really anything the installer can do for you other than to
>> wipe out windows.
>> If on the other hand you have windows on a partition that does not use
>> the entire drive, and there is unpartitioned space on the drive, then the
>> installer should give you the option of using the largest unused space
>> on the drive.  Of course this is essentially never the case unless the
>> person installing windows was thinking ahead.
> Windows people never think ahead.
> They let their pogrom do it for them.

Since Debian's default install uses the whole disk, perhaps "Debian
people never think ahead..." too.

Criticizing Windows in this way makes you look silly; at best.

Not really.
It's not beyond the bounds of common knowledge that Windows keeps the fact that there might be alternatives somewhat in the dark and adheres to a mode of operation that promotes that.
Even in Debian's default install you are presented with a range of options.
When was the last time you did a Windows install that offered an ext3, ext4, or jfs format on any partition?
I can connect to a Debian box and get a USB flash formatted in NTFS or FAT32, so that I can bring Windows files back home to work on them, just for one example.
When did you ever get that option with Microsoft?
My current situation, in fact, currently hinges on exactly that.

If you state as you seem to be , that Microsoft don't enter into grubby strategies of monopoly control, it ain't me that looks 'silly at best'.
See ya!

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, 
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

— Lucius Annæus Seneca.

Terrorism, the new religion.

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