Interesting post from debian-www [Was:] Re: help
I think this is also interesting for debian-user ;)
On Sat, 10 Feb 2007 19:07:05 -0500
Matthew K Poer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 16:33 -0700, RJ Gillis wrote:
> > Hopefully you can forward this to the correct party; everyone I've
> > tried gets my message returned stating: "you are not subscribed to
> > this list". Yet, I cannot find a way to subscribe, nor do I wish
> > to. Thanks- RJ
> > Hi, I am hoping you can help me. I recently had to use 'safe mode'
> > and when rebooting, was offer the choice of 'windows' or 'debian
> > installer'. I have never seen or heard of debian before and no one
> > else uses my pc, so the question is; how did this get on my pc? I
> > cruised your site and I know it's an OS, but not how it got here.
> > The only hardware changes I've made recently are a new monitor and
> > graphics card; neither disc includes debian on it. Any clues? It
> > sure is a mystery to me. Thanks- RJ
> Are you sure you don't have geeky friend's messing with you, trying to
> have you use Debian (Linux)?
> I can't say for sure how the Debian Installer got onto your computer,
> but it may have to do with the Debian Windows Installer project, check
> www.goodbye-windows.com, which basically loads the Debian OS installer
> from within MS Windows. It's neat... if you want it. As far as I know,
> no one has forced this on anyone unwilling. (Though there would be
> irony in forcing people to use a secure OS via a security hole in an
> insecure OS)
> To me this sounds like your opportunity to try out Debian GNU/Linux.
> If you're not interested, just select to load Windows. Check out here
> for how to fix your boot.ini file and go to Windows automatically
> when your PC boots up: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
> If you've accidentally stumbled upon Linux, why not give it a shot?
> I'll tell you one thing: you won't not know when you've installed a
> second operating system!
> (I've CC-ed to what I think might be the correct mailing lists for
> such a topic. If you reply, keep please keep these addresses in the
> CC field)
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
- From: RJ Gillis <email@example.com>
- Re: help
- From: Matthew K Poer <firstname.lastname@example.org>