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Confession: I'm installing MS Windows

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I'm a high school computer science school teacher. At school, my lab is partly (and will be entirely) dual-boot between PCLinuxOS and MS-Windows XP next Fall. Students will switch back and forth between the two OS's.

I never intended to ever install MS-Windows on one of my home machines ever again, but I'm writing a computer programming textbook tentatively titled and subtitled Programming Crystals -- Learning Computer Programming and Computer Science with Ruby, A Classroom Textbook. What will differentiate this from other programming ruby books is that it will contain end of chapter lab exercises, chapter exams, video screen clips, screen clip stills, and other ancillary teaching/instructional materials.

For the videos and screen clips, I need to do both MS-Windows stuff and Linux stuff. Since I want to work at home, this necessitates installing windows on my secondary test machine.

So, for a while, I'm going to have a dual-os-boot machine at home. And one of those OS's will be MS-Windows XP. Sigh.

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condolences

oh man, I'm so sorry to hear of that. If there's anything we can do...

Big Grin

Could be worse

At least he's not calling the book:

"Programming Ubuntu Crystals --..."

Installing Windows XP

Susan: Yes, I remember that you once reviewed MS-Windows--something I told you then I could never do as I despise Microsoft so much as a company. Also don't like their OS much (though their Office Suite and Development tools are fine (and expensive) products.

Just installing MS-Windows at home has made me feel so squalid and dirty, I think that I'll go commute Scooter Libby's sentence. Wait a minute--some morally bankrupt hypocrite already beat me to it. Smile

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