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    I'm converting!

    Had to happen some day... running Linux on one of my main machines

    One of our techs is really into Linux so persuaded me to give Ubuntu a try again... so far so good. Customised the themes to something I really like the look of now & Conky gives the techie touch

    Wireless didn't work at first on my x100e but found a site with the drivers, sorted via command line easily enough and now it's pretty much working nicely. One thing I have to do is get Office 2007 working on there though, still far from convinced by OpenOffice...

    sudo apt-get install... anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    sudo apt-get install... anything
    Unreal isnt it?!!!! Debian based ditros make every other OS look very dated indeed in that respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Unreal isnt it?!!!! Debian based ditros make every other OS look very dated indeed in that respect.
    I always maintain that Apple's App Store is a rip-off of apt-get and the Debian repositories

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    The big repositories are indeed magic - if you ever want something installed, check them first. Installing from packages makes removing again much cleaner, and they're often well-configured for generic use or will even prompt you during installation (mysql for example). If you don't find what you're looking for straight away, have a good hunt around in case of package renames - in Debian, for instance, the Firefox browser is called Iceweasel.

    When Lucid Lynx is published you will get OO.org v3.2, so you might find that works better for you.

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    I love apt-get it makes life so easy, also the fact you can only know part of a package name.

    Sudo apt-get install foo[tab]

    will auto complete based on latest repository updates.

    There was a whole thing on Apt-get in the latest Linux format mag.

    Oh, and congrats to the OP for converting. welcome to the light side.

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