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Re: [opensuse] Can you say ripoff - OT
  • From: "Digvijoy Chatterjee" <digvijoy.c@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 21:55:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <2f7228250701091855g4cf59383rbbd36b0c99e57ca0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Perfectly agree, didnt know.abt that list.. will definitely advise
everyone i know to stay away from licenses and updates ..and far as possible and check that URL before buying

on a more realistic front though.... for whatever practical reasons
mainly Hardware vendors not readily embracing OpenSource or OpenSuse
somebody who has bought that wrong laptop and wants to run easily give up with a very sad excuse like :
"Ah Linux just doesnt work on my laptop" ....

again not trying to be rude ...but am I being really mean if I
speculate 20-30% of first time Linux users give up for lack of "stuff
not working" and fallback on that M$ thing...and live happily ever


On 1/9/07, Martin Mielke <m_mlk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi there,

far from wanting to sound rude... maybe it would be a good idea to check the so called Hardware Compatibility List ( before compulsively buying anything... :-)

A for your question... maybe not for "all" but for most of them.

Cheers (and good night!),

----- Original Message ----
From: Digvijoy Chatterjee <digvijoy.c@xxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 1:33:48 AM
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Can you say ripoff - OT

As much as I hate M$ , let me share my experiences with my new HP
dv6171cl , laptop
with AMD TL-52 dual core , 2GB Ram , M$ Media Centre. blabla....
I pick it off of the store , i run to my house to shrink the windows
partition and install Opensuse-10.2
1) Normal install breaks in partitioning ......good no worries
2) Safe Install goes through....uses nv for Nvidia GeForce Go 6150
..kernel crashes repeatedly
on trying to install libstdc++41-x86_64 ,
3) Safe Install Suse-10.0 , hoping kernel is stable , now it crashes
more randomly
4) Try and upgrade 10.0 to 10.2 ..install breaks in removal of unused packages
4.1) Install 10.2 in safe mode again...
5) i file bugs in, reply is 'WONTFIX' please
use nvidias proprietary drivers
6) I take another 2 days to get my nvidia driver compiled and running
, by googling for hours to figure out that i gotta boot the kernel
with noapic
7) In these two days , I try Ubuntu Dapper Drake , for all its worth ,
the live CD cannot even start X
talk abt use friendly...ironic
8) I manage to insert nvidia.ko and restart X using sax , i have had
an uptime of 3 days now.
9) My broadcom wireless ( bcm43xx.ko ) doesnot work gotta do some
firmware stuff...etc..

I love Linux and Suse ,and i had no qualms abt struggling for 2
weeks before I am all set , do u expect a newbie to buy a laptop and
break his head like this , or would he rather pay those exorbitant
charges and get a peace of mind and use his laptop....

Is Linux really really ready for "ALL" Desktops ..????


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