not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

If Linux wants to ever reach the desktop in the face of Microsoft's effective monopoly, it needs to be possible for people to spend no money, download a (possibly big) file, run the thing (ideally without rebooting to DOS), and end up with Linux installed.

Despite already having an available partition, reading through tons of docs online, being more computer-knowledgeable than the average consumer, and trying Red Hat, Debian, and Mandrake, I have totally failed to succeed in installing Linux.

I'm sure if I just bought CDs, I could make it work. Red Hat failed because I have to download 1200MB of data, getting only 10K/sec from their servers; Debian I managed to download everything I think I would need, but when I booted into the installer, it couldn't find my hard drive; Mandrake I forget why it didn't work.

Go commercialization of Linux.
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