On 5/5/06, Kae Verens <kae at verens.com> wrote:
> The boot-up case just pointed out to me that that particular
> degree-earner had rarely had to boot up a machine for herself
I'm not sure that's fair or true - I had booted machines on a regular
basis, and successfully installed both Windows and Linux (after much,
much hassle, on the Linux side), before I learnt that booting with a
floppy in the drive will only work if you've tweaked the BIOS, or
you're using a bootable floppy.
Actually, the first computer I had wouldn't boot *without* a floppy in
the drive - and I hadn't even gotten my Junior Cert at the turn of the
century, so I'm likely rather more of a newcomer to these "computer"
things than Kae's colleague =)
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