Was it Feroz F. Basir who wrote on Monday 18 February 2002 16:12:
>> I just bought a laptop from sony - sony vaio. I want
> to install about 4 different OS - default windows XP,
> redhat 7.2, freebsd 4.5 and solaris 8. My question is
> how do I go about installing all these operating
> system? Which come first and last? Any issue I should
> aware of?
>> Anybody has experience installing all these OS, do you
> mind sharing some information, please? Any website
> would be great. Thank you in advance.
From what I'be heard of XP, I gather that it's about the worst move you're
going to make. If you do a search on altavista or google for XP and FBI,
you'll find the FBI is jumping up and down at people to install all sorts of
'security updates' (containing post Sept 11th FBI ideas). There is a theory
that the rash of viruses towards the end of last year was an attempt to have
people apply these patches quickly, when they should have been looking for
their money back. All of this will establish an umbilical style link between
you and the microsoft website, and if you want to break wind under XP, (never
mind a major thing like installing software) the installation will have to
talk to the Microsoft people and ask 'may he fart?' God help you if you want
to remove M$ word and put on Lotus notes!
I note the comments on x86 Solaris with amusement. I thought is/was going
out. I would underline comments about the boot disks. Also copy the boot
record, so you can dd it back on when you need to, or when XP overwrites the
boot & partition data ;-/.
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