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Ubuntu And Wireless
- Lacking or not requiring wires
- transmission by radio waves
- radio: medium for communication
- having no wires; "a wireless security system"
- An indigenous African approach to management that emphasizes the company as a community of relationships, with a particular emphasis on solidarity.
- A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity
- Ubuntu ( or ) is a computer operating system originally based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available.
- Ubuntu, pronounced (oo-BOON-too), is an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. The word has its origin in the Bantu languages of southern Africa. Ubuntu is seen as a classical African concept.
It is March 1st, and
my Windows 7 Release Candidate (the test version) expired today.
I have used MS Windows since Windows '95, but I never directly purchased a copy for installation on a system. I had the fortune of getting them for FREE from trashed systems given to me. By the time the operating system reached my hands, it was the most stable version of Windows. Meanwhile, others were pulled their hairs with the latest version of it.
When I realized that Windows 7 available for testing, I immediately jumped for the opportunity and downloaded it (again for free) for my desktop. I tried Ubuntu simultaneously, but I never successfully found and installed the driver for my wireless
ethernet adapter, so I gave up on the 8.10.
Now that Microsoft metaphorically pulled the rug from right underneath my faithful ginuea pig computer, without any form of a formal "Thank you Mr. Ginuea Pig" or a discount for helping test latest OS, I am left with a sour taste in my mouth. Like many of you (who chose the lesser evil: Apple), I refuse to purchase Windows 7 or any future Microsoft OS.
Now, I am revisiting Ubuntu with it's latest edition: 9.10.
"IMPRESSED" is an understatement on my feelings about this new system. Finding and installing the driver for my wireless
adapter was very simple (and didn't involve the terminal this time of course). What gets me very excited about 9.10 is the availability of FREE applications and the integration with Google apps like Reader, Calendar, and Talk. Also, all of those apps are available as extensions for Google's Browser: Chrome, which was easy to install, too. Since the bookmarks are always sync'd in the cloud, I never missed a favorite link
This screenshot was uploaded with Flickr for Ubuntu. Thanks to the "Software Center", I didn't even have to visit the Flickr website to download an installation package and delete the executable (to free up space). The "Software Center" handled the entire process beautifully.
Another thing: I installed Ubuntu on a separate drive and it retrieved all pertinent settings like documents, media, and even desktop background from the Windows 7 folder. All of the important things looked and felt familiar, which is comforting.
Until Google's Operating System: Chromium is released, Ubuntu 9.10 is as close as it gets to having a powerful Google desktop. I only wish I discovered 9.10 a little sooner.
Ubuntu Screen Shot ( 7510GX )
This is just a screen shot of my laptop ( Gateway 7510GX ) running Ubuntu. It is running it great. Using 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake and everything working. ( except wireless
of course ) Wireless NOW WORKING! W00T!
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