On 10/4/05, Lance Dockins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > this is so interesting.  Win32 has succeeded in making linux expensive.
> >
> > you are asking that the Win32 environment not work the way it was
> > designed to work -- at least i think this is what you are saying.
> >
> > i am very impressed that it was able to make free software expensive,
> > this is a simply amazing accomplishment!
> >
> Carol,
>      Where in my e-mail did your read that *Linux *was going to cost me
> money?  Read that sentence again.  Or, better yet, I'll quote it.  "I
> should also clarify that I have considered switching to Linux to make
> this easier, *but I just don't have the time, money, and hardware to do
> so without destroying the Win32 environment I'm required to use in the
> professional world.*"  Did I say that the money, time, and hardware I
> was going to invest was going to be invested in buying Linux or did I
> just say that I would have to invest money, time, and hardware into a
> Linux setup? Here's a few things that cost money that fit perfectly into
> that sentence.
>
>     * Time
>     * A spare hard drive
>     * A reliable partition manager (instead of a drive)
>     * Perhaps an alternate computer entirely
>     * Potential other hardware for those components that Linux drivers
>       don't function well on.
>
> Before I sign off on this, let me quote the second half of that sentence
> again.  *"*But I just don't have the time, money, and hardware to do so
> *without destroying the Win32 environment I'm required to use in the
> professional world.*" So that pretty much eliminates installing over top
> of my current OS.

Nonsense.  Debian's installer can resize ALL Win32 partitions (NTFS +
FAT) and make room for itself nondestructively.

--
~Mike
 - Just my two cents
 - No man is an island, and no man is unable.
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