Saturday, August 18, 2007

Linux

I let my son install Linux as our operating system, replacing Windows XP. I hope it wasn't a big mistake, but we just got our computer recovered from a virus attack and he has been harping on my about Linux for ages. We'll see.

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  1. What flavor of Linux did he install? Ubuntu? Red Hat?

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  2. He installed Fedora Core 7, because that is what he's used to. He's already fixed a mouse bug and the screen resolution. I'm anxious about installing the printer and getting my mp3 player to work, and I don't like the program you have to use to make itunes compatible with Linux, but I'm hopeful that things will work out.

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  3. I use Ubuntu, myself, but most of the internals work the same way between the various GNU/Linux OSes.

    The MP3 player should just plug right in, and I recommend Amarok as a music library organizer.

    Printers vary. I think CUPS (Common Unix Print System) should handle everything, but that might be outdated info. :-)

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