Re: Fedora / RedHat - The problem

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--- On Mon, 11/3/08, Les Mikesell <[email protected]> wrote:

> From: Les Mikesell <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: Fedora / RedHat - The problem
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <[email protected]>
> Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 3:49 PM
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 3) My daughter's Toshiba laptop with Windows
> Vista: insert the install
> > CD *which came with the printer*. Chug chug chug.
> Printer not working,
> > in fact not even visible to Vista. Download a later
> install CD from
> > hp.com. Still not working. Contact HP Support by email
> ... dolly back,
> > fade to black ... Three days later, after half a dozen
> emails back and
> > forth, get a newer version of driver CD, which
> can't be installed
> > directly but has to be physically burned to a CD.
> Finally get the thing
> > sort of working, when it's the right phase of the
> moon (I'm skipping the
> > dozen or so system reboots of course).
> > 
> > So, whose fault is all this? The driver belongs to HP,
> the system
> > belongs to MS. My answer: the fault is the whole
> blasted Windows
> > ecosystem.
> 
> That's sort-of ignoring the fact that XP has worked
> with more equipment 
> than anything else and probably for a longer time than
> anything else. 
> Blame vista for changing interfaces which is what breaks
> things. 
> Something Microsoft does every decade or so (and maybe
> they've learned 
> something from it now) and linux continues to do about
> every month.
> 
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>     [email protected]
> 

take the computer back and demand XP Prof!

Many are doing this

who in their right mind would buy Vista

Even MS gave up on it...sure you can still buy it but...

The # of HP horror stories will keep me clear of anything HP but printer cartridges



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