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Oh Crap!

You’ve got to be kidding me: During my first session, the PS/2 mouse I’m using locked up, and I intuitively went for the Ctrl-Alt-Delete smartbomb. Nothing. Whatever your feelings about Task Manager, asking Windows users to do without an “oh crap” screen at Ctrl-Alt-Delete is unreasonable. That’s about as fundamental a comfort blanket as most of us have, and certainly a fair concession if the Linux community expects Microsoft users to switch.

Absolutely hilarious. I found this quote in this great review of a first time user of Ubuntu, and he says he is a non-techy. He installed Ubuntu on an older Compaq desktop, which admittedly I have had similar issues as he states with almost the same exact computer, however it isn’t an Ubuntu thing, because if I remember I tried SuSE back in the days as well as Debian and Slackware with the one I had. Anyways, he gives it a fair shake, and even though he had some minor quirks here and there, he seemed to fix them and get the system working. The lack of a Ctrl+Alt+Del, or a “Oh Crap” way out of a crash, yielded the opening comment, which I think was great.

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