Switching from Linux to Windows

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10 2006 @ 02:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Simon Gerber from Mad Penguin talks about how he switched from Linux to Microsoft Windows. And it wasn't as easy as you think, he writes:
At this point, the idea occurred to me that maybe my computer was broken. Luckily, we had plenty of spare parts around the office. Briefly, I considered transplanting my hard drive into one of the spare machines. Then I noticed the Windows XP OEM license key stuck to the side of a nearly empty chassis, and had a better idea! "Oh ho!" I thought to myself, "Why not use this opportunity to try a fresh install of this 'Windows XP' I keep hearing so much about." So I grabbed an all-in-one Intel board, and a spare 200GB IDE hard-drive we had kicking around, then rooted through the cookie jar for some RAM chips that I jammed into slots until I heard clicks. Then I rooted through the trash pile until I found a Windows XP OEM CD, and we were all set for this grand electronic experiment!
You can read on over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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