*nix Thread, I'm converting! in Technical; Had to happen some day... running Linux on one of my main machines
One of our techs is really into ...
11th March 2010, 02:10 PM #1
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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11th March 2010, 02:25 PM #2
Unreal isnt it?!!!! Debian based ditros make every other OS look very dated indeed in that respect.
Originally Posted by gshaw
18th March 2010, 07:50 PM #3
- Rep Power
I always maintain that Apple's App Store is a rip-off of apt-get and the Debian repositories
Originally Posted by j17sparky
18th March 2010, 08:25 PM #4
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.
18th March 2010, 09:04 PM #5
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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