25 Jan 2004 jarashi   » (Apprentice)

New PC at home

Monday I bought a brand new Asus Pundit Barebone, and hadn't got time to build it up and test it.
This morning I did it with a classmate -which is really pro in building PCs- and tested the software behaviour (I reused my 60GB HDD):

  • M$ Windows XP: Didn't work. It even could not start up. My mate (a Windows user) told me that it was mandatory to reinstall it. Sucks. Really sucks.
  • Debian GNU/Linux: It started up. I had to configure the network (load b44 module and restart the network subsystem), the soundcard (load i810_audio and restart sound system -alsamixer doesn't work, don't know why since GNOME volume control does) and X (used a config file from GNOPPIX). All works perfectly. I love it.

Remove M$Windows XP from my PC. It sucks.

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