On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote: > I bought a new PC and I plan to install Ubuntu now. It came with Vista > Home installed. I have such pity on a regular user--this PC has so much > garbage and icons and 30 day trial software I don't see how a layman is > expected to use it. Half the toolbar is taken up by completely useless > tray icons. It's unbelievable. I am making a backup of Vista just in > case I want to reinstall it one day for testing. > > It's a bit crazy, however. I hear you. A month ago, something (my guess is related to power) went bad in the PC that I built 4-5 yrs ago (has it really been that long?). I figured I could fix it for under $50, but I needed to take some time to figure out exactly what happened. A couple weekends went by and I didn't find the time. I finally got tired of it and bought a refurbed HP and took the parts I wanted out of my other PC and put it into the refurb (which was surprisingly easy... gone, I guess, are the days of hot-glued parts and cables in pre-built computers). But it also meant I had Vista. I am also an Ubuntu-ite, and I see some things borrowed from that world that Windows has added in Vista. Sadly, this includes the OS being able to recognize my SATA drives without a floppy disk! On the plus side, now I get all the confirm/deny Vista jokes on Slashdot... -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.