mdelyea at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 18:23:24 EST 2011
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 to
keep an eye on the updates.
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM, gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> 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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