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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver



On 11/21/2004 06:23:17 PM, Sean Middleditch wrote:

The difference is, Windows has a far, far, far smaller percentage
of users with compatibility problems on a day-to-day basis than Linux
does.

Oh really? Is that just personal experience or are there stats?


The differences between the six-month-apart releases of FC2 and FC3 have caused me more compatibility headaches than upgrading between the many- years-apart differences between Windows 98 and Windows XP.

Anecdotal.


SP1 to SP2 of XP caused me more issues than any linux upgrade ever did.
I had to boot SP2 in recovery mode to uninstall virus software that Microsoft recommended as a good vendor for virus checking because the software had a kernel driver that did not work with SP2 - and unlike Linux where a module just simply doesn't load but boot continues, WinXP completely refused to boot except to that aweful emergency mode thing. All because of virus protection software, which definately should not have prevented XP from booting.




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