Re: [vox-tech] Anyone have experience with Windows XP & Linux on aLaptop
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Re: [vox-tech] Anyone have experience with Windows XP & Linux on aLaptop?
I installed, with permission, Linux on the company laptop (which I'm using
now) that already had Windows XP installed; it's a dual-boot. It's an HP
Pavilion XF255 we purchased from Costco. Works great!
I used a partitioning software to partition NTFS, then installed Mandrake
8.2. I think everything got autodetected nicely, though due to various
work needs I'm using mostly the Windows side.
As a sidenote, installing Putty, Cygwin, and DJGPP sweetened up the XP
really nicely. And I got around the lack of the start.exe program by
aliasing `start` to `cmd /c start`. Very nice.
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Larry Ozeran wrote:
> Hi all --
> I want to create a demonstration system for speech recognition (dictation)
> and open source medical office software. I need Dragon Dictate, which
> requires Windows 2000 or XP, more than 256 MB RAM, and at least 800 Mhz
> CPU. (ViaVoice for Linux is simply inadequate.) What I have read recently
> suggests Linux and XP can coexist peacefully. However, I seem to recall
> hearing that there can be problems dual booting with Windows XP, e.g. XP
> must be installed first. Does anyone know of any gotchas to be aware of
> when deciding which laptop to buy?
> -- Larry
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Mark K. Kim
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