Debian Lenny works ok on my desktop computer, an Asus Pundit AH1 box with dual core AMD processors and nvidia graphics and sound. The Lenny release is the current ‘stable’ and so has slightly old packages (Firefox 3.0xx and OpenOffice 2.4) but runs fast. I can always upgrade to Squeeze (the current ‘testing’) when I [...]
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Just bought a cheap laser printer (first time I’ve had a printer at home for around 10 years). Settled on what they had in PC World, a monochrome Samsung ML1640. Installed on my College laptop running Windows XP - put CD in, click some buttons, navigate some menus, restart and then prints. Plugged it into [...]
Linux allows you to use old hardware with a current, relatively secure operating system and the usual applications. I’ve put Ubuntu 9.04 on the Linux partition of my old Dell laptop mainly because of the Network Manager that has appeared in Ubuntu since 8.10. Networking Just Works with a range of WiFi cards and, [...]
Modem connected web book allows students to see YouTubes and encourages them to use blog between lessons.
Ubuntu repositories contain this program, it does what it says on the packet
Record my desktop from the Ubuntu repositories produces a screencam video of your Ubuntu session
My G3 mobile web modem ‘just works’ thanks to network manager 0.7. Sort of impressive.
The new Ubuntu release is easy to install and use and provides a good desktop experience. I like it.
gOS is a version of Linux that is intended to be easy to use and designed around what most computer users want to do (Web, photos, music, e-mail, documents). The distribution is based on Ubuntu, in turn based on Debian, but the gOS people have made an honest attempt to make the desktop easy to [...]
Hardy Heron 8.04.1 appears to ‘just work’ in many respects.
NeoOffice is a build of OpenOffice that integrates with the Mac OS X desktop much better than OpenOffice does.
Debian stable is… well stable
Installs easily and works OK for an alpha going beta
Ubuntu 7.10 running on an AMD box
Alien and dpkg work, but Feisty will allow install from repositories.
Beta now available, with some bling and some old problems
The beta live desktop boots fine, but the desktop bling won’t work on my old p4.
Intstallation on a fresh Xubuntu machine uses ‘default’ repositories and requires no libraries.
Running XP under vmplayer in Xubuntu
Installing Apache and UseMod on Xubuntu
Xubuntu 6.06 can play most media content found on the Web.
Should Ubuntu include closed source binary drivers for fancy graphics?
You can download the latest version and install it yourself…
I’ve put it back on the old laptop.
The CDs dropped through the letterbox the day before the last day of 2005
Ubuntu 5.04 and acpi – setting the temperature trip points for a Pentium 3 coppermine processor.
The Ubuntu Forums page for Modems on L400
Source code for Lucent Winmodem used in Dell L400
You get a warning when compiling
The Wiki page routine for Ubuntu 5.04 misses out a step – adding a statement to the Grub configuration file. This second method didn’t work on my computer so I used the compile from code [...]
Modem working in Ubuntu Linux
The Lucent Winmodem drivers may already be part of Ubuntu Hoary
You have to set up a connection using System | Administration | Networking
You may have to set up details in pppconfig (a terminal application) as well
I’ll be doing a re-install to see what works as I have lost track of all [...]
Ubuntu installs easily on a P3 700MHz laptop.
The Ubuntu live cd runs fine on my iBook and lets me demonstrate an alternative operating system