Linux saves the day for Corvette lovers

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by linuxforall, Oct 3, 2011.

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  1. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    http://www.russellhollander.com/2011/10/03/flashdrive-linux-saves-the-day/


    My dad had a spreadsheets set up for participant registration and vote tabulation. My parents’ plan was to run the sound, registration, and voting off of their 4-5 year old Dell laptop running Windows XP, as they had done for the previous three years.



    A couple hours into the show, the computer blue-screened and we couldn’t get Windows to boot. I wish I had taken time to pay attention to the blue screen messages, but time was of the essence, so I’m not sure exactly what went wrong. I booted the laptop off of my Knoppix drive, connected to the dealership’s wireless network, got a music playlist going on Grooveshark, and mounted the hard drive to get a copy of the registration and vote tabulation spreadsheets. Fortunately the drive mounted and I was able to save a copy of each to the flash drive and continue inputting data with LibreOffice Calc.
     
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    So you're saying Linux made M$ it's ***** once again. :D
     
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