Problems getting Linux into homes.

Chris Jones linux at
Tue Apr 20 20:23:05 UTC 2004

Eric Diamond wrote:

>OK, Well I haven't read it and from the past two replies, I don't think
>I have to.
>Whether it was staged or not (and with his knowledge or not, from what's
>already been said he obviously wasn't the sharpest tack in the box) is
>Unfortunately, among those of us <big collective here> who are most
>knowledgable about linux, are the only people who remember what it was
>like configuring sound and video (and networks) in the MS-DOS and pre
>Windows 98 days. Newcomers don't realize the hell our users used to put
>us through! You think you've got it bad now. Pffft! In your dreams!
... and I remember (almost fondly) of getting down on hands and knees 
threading ribbon cable between a new Apple II and our 16.5Mb fileserver 
:) - that was in 1979 I think.


Chris Jones
mailto:linux at
Fedora rocks :)

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