19.06.2011, 21:36, "Gary Waters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> The gOS kiddie linux ( yes, I know I'm gonna get hell for that ) based
> on ubuntu 8.4 which was installed on my mother's laptop, gagged on some
> update which came in and crashed the x-server. I was already fed up
> about listening to complaints about poor performance, pidgin certificate
> error messages with her MSN account, and other issues. I decided it was
> time to try Fedora again. Previously no fedora releases would work on
> her crappy acer notebook because of the obscure SIS graphics chipset.
> gOS, now defunct, did work and seemed perfect for a 73 year old granny
> who just got her first computer and was too paranoid to use windows for
> online banking ( sometimes reading "internet for dummies" is NOT a good
> thing. :-)
> I downloaded the 32-bit Fedora 15 XFCE live cd, ran it, noticed there
> were no oscillating yellow lines going down the LCD screen and installed
> to hard drive. There is a God! My 75 year old mother loves it! She keep
> IM'ing thank yous. It was 100% compatible with her SIS craphics, the
> wifi strength is now well into the 90% range instead of the 60% range,
> and pidgin is the latest version ( I couldn't get it updated on that 3
> year old gOS instllation ).
> She raves about the ease of use. She raves about how she prefers the
> fonts. She is stunned by the speed, and positively loves the layout. I
> let her take a look at gnome 3 on my computer and she went "how cool."
> In any case, she was right. I downloaded the XFCE 64-bit live CD and
> installed to my notebook. It is very decent indeed.
> I just wanted to post something other than "doom&gloom" for a change. ;-)
Hi, Gary! Your story made me smile.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
Email: shnurapet AT fedoraproject.org, IRC: misha on freenode
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