Originally Posted by nickdalzell
Not sure about Moody or the rest of y'all but if you place me in front of a Linux machine of any kind, it will be unrecoverable in a heartbeat!
No, not while there's Linux kiosk tools.
...i tried to install XP Pro to make some games work ... and guess what? no more GRUB! no more linux!
To be fair, Windows is the bad actor in this story. Windows is the one that doesn't care what else is on the computer, and puts the onus of responsibility onto the person installing Windows to get things just right. And, as you discovered, Linux wasn't actually gone.
A computer is a tool, just like a hammer or a shovel. But computers are many, many orders of magnitude more complex than a hammer or shovel! No matter how easy software developers make their products, it still requires a certain amount of knowledge to be able to run a computer properly.
One of the thickest and most difficult books that I own is about the PC boot process. There's a lot to it! And if you're installing multiple operating systems on a PC, I'd say that it's a must-read. But I'd bet that I'm the only one here who owns a book on just the PC boot process.
Ask not what your software can do to make your installations easier, ask what you can do to better understand what you're doing.