Bristol Wireless in Windows Shocker!
I thought it had happened, well I had major suspicions anyway, and am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but many of the machines we gave away on the Give Away Day appear to have gone out with Windows still installed, albeit dual boot.
The Suse installation disks if left to their own devices, as many of them were, automatically detected any existing OS and repartitioned the drive to make the machine dual boot, using only enough HDD space to ensure a GUI Linux install.
We’ve had a few reports of it being slow, but apart from Open Office, this OS should not run slow on the systems we gave away. However we’ve heard reports of systems taking 10 minutes to boot and LILO prompts asking for Windows or Linux 🙁
When we write to people about the training we’ll also make an offer to people to bring their machines to the lab for optimisation, if they’re having problems. Then we can sneakily wipe the Mviru$ and install the OS properly! 😉
Volunteers to help welcome.