spake unto us, saying:
Quote:>OK. I admit it. I do not want to spend a lot of time configuring Linux.
Some of the newer desktop distributions (like Mandrake) seem to include
a lot of stuff by default out of the box.
Quote:>Tell me who, if anybody, sells Linux fully configured so that the OS
>is properly installed, there are a complete complement of devices
>(including SoundBlaster, CD, DVD, CD/RW). GCC, Xwindows, emacs, and
>applications are installed on a working machine.
A lot depends on the specific makes and models of the hardware you're
talking about, as some manufacturers are much more third-party-friendly
with their information (and hence end up being better supported under
Linux and other non-mainstream OSes).
Quote:>Is that asking too much ?
Your question is far too general. When using any operating system
(including those produced by Microsoft), you need to look at things
like hardware support and configuration on a case-by-case basis (or
you're likely to get burned somewhere).
OS/2 + BeOS + Linux + Solaris + Win95 + WinNT4 + FreeBSD + DOS
+ PC/GEOS + Fusion + vMac + Executor = PC Hobbyist Heaven! :-)
Blessed are the pessimists - they make backups!