Linux needs Windows to run?

LazyLion

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http://www.zdnet.com/tb/1-31199?p=3#1_31199_579806

You are kidding arent you ?

Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?

That sounds preposterous to me.

If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.

Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.

Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.

I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.

jerryleecooper
14th Mar 2007

Lol, click the link to see the actual post in all it's epicness! :D
 

Dan C

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I scheem he was just fooling with everyone :) Good one , hahahaha
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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Hehe. I had a good laugh. Thanks for the link.

Linux may seem like a good alternative to Office, but all that is happening in linux is that the windows interface is cleverly hidden away.
 

tortured

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He even made it into the urban dictionary.

1. jerryleecooper

a. A self-proclaimed "computer guru" that gained a cult following after his ZDNet forum postings made the front page of Digg. See his fan website at jerryleecooper.com

b. The name for one who believes solely in the power of Microsoft. Denoucing Apple Inc. and completely ignorant of Linux.
JerryLeeCooper: "Vista is far more powerful than windows XP, and runs twice as fast. It is also much harder to pirate."
"Its clearly evident that Vista is the future. One only has to watch TV for a short period of time and see the advertising."
"Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services?
That sounds preposterous to me."

I say one of the more successful trolls on the interwebz. :D
 

TheGuy

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He even made it into the urban dictionary.



I say one of the more successful trolls on the interwebz. :D

+1 I think the real idiots is the ones posting massively detailed responses to his post.
 
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