Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Sun Nov 13 18:42:09 EST 2011
On Sunday, November 13, 2011 06:23:24 PM mike delyea wrote:
> I realize this thread is off topic but I thought I'd toss my 2 cents in.
> Plain vanilla Debian may give you headaches if you are using wireless,
> though you can get it to work. Certain wireless adapters just refuse to
> work properly (notably USB), even after loading non-free firmware. On the
> other hand I highly recommend Linux Mint Debian Edition, though you need
> keep an eye on the updates.
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM, gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
> > On Sunday, November 13, 2011 03:20:42 PM Steven Hirsch did opine:
> > > On Sat, 12 Nov 2011, Joel Ewy wrote:
> > > >> FWIW, the *buntu lists are full of folks who can't make email work
> > > >> till the install thunderbird. Here, I'm a kmail fan, but the old,
> > > >> pre-4.7 version.
> > > >
> > > > I try to stick mostly to LTS releases myself. Not sure they're any
> > > > better tested, but I don't feel like upgrading every six months.
> > >
> > > Amen. With every year, release QC just gets sloppier and sloppier.
> > > All the distros are equally guilty from what I see. Way too much
> > > emphasis on continual reinvention of poorly-conceived desktop
> > > environments and correspondingly little on arcane aspects such as, you
> > > know, making sure basic system functionality is there?
> > >
> > > Steve
> > +100, what he said.
> > Cheers, Gene
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