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theres more than one reason why it would be failing in xp, that isn't a conspiracy failing usb drivers, patches that cause problems, a failing usb port.
i don't know if you are serious about this, but if you are, you aren't trying hard enough to find a real solution to the problem.
usb is pretty bad in windows xp anyway,
i've found linux to be a waste of my time, though i've used it on and off since 2.0 kernels
once I get all of my hardware supported and all the Windows programs running just fine in Linux, then I'm done with Windows.
So then you really are not done with Windows......why not use open source software? Isn't that one of the big reasons for going to Linux, is to get away from everything Windows? why not use a boot disk with say...SLAX, or Backtrack on it? Depending on what yo want to do of course.
Sorry, was not trying to derail your thread. But, your Micro$oft mouse working in Linux is not a conspiracy. You should have posted this on the BTS boards.
You're inventing a conspiracy where there isn't one.
(I'm no fan of MS either, I use Macs).
I would guess you either had a bad mouse driver in windows or you had the USB port set to enable "sleep" on connected devices to save energy.
driver in Windows had either gotten corrupted or may have been the wrong one. It could have even been a compatibility issue caused by another hardware driver or even software.
If you want to see real "programmed obsolescence" you should look at the operating system and hardware specs conspiracy - that one's for real. Hard drives that die immediately after the warranty goes out also seems to be a very common problem.
I don't think pulling that scam with a mouse would be a very intelligent scam as it is not a product MS has a monopoly on, there are thousands of mouse devices ranging from dirt cheap to extremely expensive and there is just no financial incentive there for MS.
Being forced to spend a couple of hundred to upgrade your operating system and several hundred to upgrade your hardware every few years is what I would consider financially "attractive" for MS and its hardware partners.
strange man,but even if there is a conspiracy,i thing it was only a bad driver or system file or something,the good thing is that it works perfectly on linux so...good for linux (:
His complaint is that open source creates a license "so that nobody can ever improve the software."
Originally posted by mf_luder
reply to post by Deaf Alien
Hello fellow Ubuntu user! I was so glad to have switched from windows to linux...
Anyway - I don't know if this will help you or not - but did you know that Microsoft actually uses Linux to write the coding for windows?
Ubuntu seems to be able to immediately adapt anything and everything I plug into it and run it just fine.