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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 06:31:55 -0400 (EDT) 
Scott Ehrlich <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> I introduced my parents to Linux [Ubuntu Gutsy] at their place, and they 
> tried it for a few days.  It was still too new for them, so they opted 
> back for Windows. 
> I was considering re-introducing it to them at some other point, until a 
> few days later, my Linux box (Ubuntu) presented me with a reminder why 
> Windows and Mac are still desktop-ready, but Linux isn't - the obligatory 
> filesystem check if the machine has been rebooted at least 30 times. 
> This leads me to the question of can this check be turned off?  I know it 
> is a kernel function, and not distro-based.  If it can be turned off, what 
> are the consequences? 
> How do the [net/free/open]BSD families handle checks, since their kernels 
> are different, I think. 

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