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Re: RE: [linux-5] Linux Questions

From: Zac L
Sent on: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:13 AM
Sorry for the late reply...
 
I use various Linux distros on my VirtualBox VMs (http://www.virtualbox.org ) as I find that much more manageable for various users...
You can try several before committing the best to your liking. Thank goodness for broadband...
 
You might like to try http://allmyapps.com/ubuntu-9.10/ if you are constantly trying out new builts and need to reinstall all the apps.
 
For kids, I use Qimo4Kids (http://www.qimo4kids.com) or Edubuntu 9.10 (http://edubuntu.org ).
 
IMHO, I would suggest using Ubuntu 8.10 or the next LTS (Long Term Support) release LucidLynx (Ubuntu 10.04).
I had problems upgrading my 8.10s to 9.10 and burnt too many hours.
Personally I use http://www.xubuntu.org for the interface.
 
-
Zac
 

From: Bouh
Sent: Tuesday, December 29,[masked]:15 PM
Subject: Re: RE: [linux-5] Linux Questions

Dear Mr Looi,

Allow me to share with you what using linux feels like, on a daily basis.

Just the other day, I needed to access internet during a conference. One of my neighbor had a USB dongle from M1 - I'm sure you've seen one of these: it's like a portable 3G wireless modem - and he had kindly offered to lend it to me. However he had warned me that he had to install a driver and go through a configuration that required some ISP connection information.

He was using windows, and I had never used a usb dongle before. Never. So I was curious of having the opportunity to try.

Has I plugged the dongle in my laptop, the linux network manager immediately - yes, immediately - started to look for a connection. The connection failed, and it offered to edit the settings which were all blank. I choose the country, Singapore as the first parameter. Immediately, the ISP, M1 was selected. I clicked Ok, it connected successfully, I was retreiving my mails. My neighbor was speechless.

Using Linux daily provides a very stable, secure, smooth and a true plug n' play experience. Linux is officially the OS that has the largest and the widest range - by far - of supported hardware out-of-the-box.

Linux has already found its way in your life, probably. Do you have a wireless router at home? Chances are it runs linux. Do you have a HTC Magic or Dream? It runs linux. I let you guess what amazon, google and ebay have in common? They run linux on their servers.

Regards,
Sylvain

On Dec 29,[masked]:22 PM, "jon" <[address removed]> wrote:

Does Dell sell xps with linux preinstalled?

 

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Alvin Ng
Sent: Tuesday, December 29,[masked]:07 PM

To: [address removed]

Subject: Re: [linux-5] Linux Questions

  I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell XPS. Runs flawlessly. 3G modem and even Windows Mobile Intern...

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