__/ [ B Gruff ] on Monday 22 May 2006 20:52 \__
> This is a bit of a bummer....
> 1. Installation very straightforward
> 2. "Non-OSS stuff" provided
> 3. Found video card and monitor with no hassle.
> 4. On-board sound found OK
> 5. Knew from experience that the Kyocera would be wrong -
> so changed it to Kyocera-Mita at install time. Works great.
Why wouldn't it work? *smile*
> 6. Epson Perfection 2480 PHOTO was "not supported" when I
> bought it - so I installed it and ran xsane to check - worked great:-)
[SuSE 9.3] Mine worked once I selected my scanner model in YaST2 (Next ->
Next -> Finish-type job). XSane is an excellent piece of software,
especially in comparison with that piece of Mickey Mouse software HP
supplied in the accompanying CD.
> 7. Plug in camera, "Open in new window? Browse with Gwenview? Open in
> Digicam? Do nothing?"......
My camera just appeared as a device once plugged in. No configuration ever
needed. Automounting is transparent.
> 8. Plug in (generic) 1GB pen. "Open in new Window? Do nothing?"....
> 9. Try Firefox (installed, along with Konq and Opera!).
> Works fine, so 'net connection OK.
> 10. Try BBC. Click on video, watch and listen to news.....
Novell have begun pre-loading the software with needed plug-ins. Windows, on
the contrary, requires some installations and addons, which are fetched from
a variety of places, unlike Packman RPM's. The proprietary codecs likewise.
> 11. Other systems? Check 3 other Linux installs bootable, along with W98
> and W2K (really MUST load some apps into those Windows systems - only
> started the install last August.....!)
> 12. Fonts? Fonts? They look great!
SuSE and Fedora have excellent fonts. I can't say that Ubuntu lacks any,
> 13. Enough for one session. Reboot into 9.3. Check news. What's this
> about adjusting OO.o so that it loads in 1 second? .... and what about
> this XGL stuff? I know what - I'll duplicate the partition so that I have
> a "spare" to play with, and bung it on the GRUB list - nothing wrong with
> sextuple or septuple boots, is there.....?
Nothing wrong with that!
> 14. This is all too easy. It's just point-and-click. Even I get to feel
> as though I know what I'm doing!
[sarcasm /] But wait! Have you already got Service Packs I and II? Have you
installed anti-malware and anti-virus software? What about Acrobat Reader
and other needed applications? Yes, I know it's all great right now, but it
may collapse in a couple of weeks. Are you already getting pop-ups? They
take, on average, 12 minutes to take over your O/S. Then again, you already
have a couple of card games and a splendid graphical image manipulation
suite (paint.exe), so how dare you complain? You truly got your money'$
> Like I said, bummer! Those are all Wintroll complaints from the past 2
> years, and they just don't exist. What are the poor sods going to come up
> with now? Have N. no heart? The Wintrolls are going to need
> (When is this new Ubuntu due?)
Beginning of May. You can order 5 free copies of Kubuntu, Edubuntu or Ubuntu
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