Fun and games with 3TB hard drives.

David dgboles at
Sat Oct 1 23:26:45 UTC 2011

On 10/1/2011 7:09 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 10/01/2011 03:53 PM, David wrote:
>> Curious. Is/was her Windows a recent purchase on a recent computer? And
>> what 'did not work'.
> She'd been running Win2K on that box for several years.  It required the
> same almost constant maintenance (Scandisk, defrag, anti-virus and so
> on) that all Windows boxes needed.  Then, she tried an Ubuntu LiveCD and
> decided to try it as dual boot after only five minutes.  It's been years
> since she booted Windows, as she has a laptop with XP for the few times
> she needs it.  For the most part, Ubuntu Just Works.

That is good hear.

Win2k was never meant to be a user OS anyway.

But I would hope that you keep her Ubuntu more up-to-date than you do 
your Fedora. The Fedora, F-10, that you are using and the TBird that you 
are using,, were both EOL years ago. I would suggest that you 
should update to take advantage of the many, many bug fixes since then. 
But even more import than that would be the security patches that you 
have missed out on in both Fedora and TBird.  And pretty much everything 



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