Here’s a sad story, one sure to be used by Linux bashers for more material. The evil side will summarize this as “somewhat clued-in tech writer can’t get Linux to work on her machine.” The other side might view this as “somwhat clued-in tech writer tries
- Out-of-date distributions,
- On older hardware that was running 95
- Without asking for help from more clued-in Linux help
- Requiring a dual boot, difficult under most OSes.
There were a number of things she could have done differently, such as: search out a Linux User Group for some friendly free advice and perhaps an installfest, bought a new machine with Linux installed, or sought out a friend with more experience.
She probably would not have had a more pleasant experience trying to install Windows XP Home on the machine, either.