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Comment: Best Photos (Score 5, Informative) 582

by samtihen (#28451653) Attached to: Hitler's Stealth Fighter

Comment: Re:Expected (Score 5, Insightful) 1654

by samtihen (#26466425) Attached to: Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

Well, I was going to go into a tirade about how stupid the girl is, but the reality is that she called to explain the mixup and Dell somehow convinced her to keep Ubuntu. Dell, if someone calls and says they got a Ubuntu computer by mistake, just have them ship it back. It isn't worth it.

Comment: Re:For How Long? (Score 4, Interesting) 289

by samtihen (#24474511) Attached to: Linux Pre-Installs In the UK Hit 2.8%


If you haven't noticed, most computers with Linux installed by default aren't easy to come by. The vast majority of the time you have to go out of your way to get one, and they are rarely any cheaper. In fact, Dell XPS m1330's are routinely more expensive with Ubuntu installed. The exceptions here are the netbooks, of course.

I'd wager that WAY more XP/Vista boxes get reinstalled with Linux than the other way around.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.