A Review of LindowsOS 4.0
Posted Oct 19, 2003 19:21 UTC (Sun) by evgeny
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> My own experience is that Lindows is uncomfortable in many other ways
> that aren't immediately apparent on installing the system.
I second that. Recently, I gave Lindows-4.0 a try on a new PC bought for our lab which came with Windows preinstalled. The installation went smooth indeed, but the on-board NIC (a rather new gigabit one) wasn't recognized. So I got no networking. Well, I thought, let's download (after rebooting to Windows) the driver from the manufacturer. Indeed, there were several versions for standard RH/SuSe/etc kernels... but not for Lindows. Nice, let's take the sources. Downloaded, rebooted, untarred, what?! $ make: command not found. At first I thought I forgot selecting the development toolchain during the installation. Went to "Control panel" or whatever it's called there... nope - one has to use the Click-N-Run to install things that come granted from any other Linux distribution. But I didn't have the network connection to check whether it's so convenient to use ;-).
... Joyfully reformatted the Lindows partition and installed a normal Linux distro on it.
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