Ease of Install: Vista 0, FC6 1

Our new post-doc requested both Vista and Fedora Core on his workstation. I started off with Vista. First, it didn’t see any disks. Then, I provided it with drivers for the RAID controller, and it saw the two volumes. However, it refused to install on either, saying they “weren’t suitable” for Vista. Finally, I had to un-hook the disks from the hardware RAID controller, and hook them straight up to the system board.

Contrast this with Fedora Core 6 installation: it finds both volumes, and installs onto either just fine.

Yet, FC6 is free, Linux is supposedly more difficult to install, and Vista Ultimate costs an arm and a leg.

I am annoyed.

ADDENDUM: The Vista install just hung, hard. Good job guys.