[sf-lug] $199 Linspire Desktop at Sears

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:47:31 PST 2008

On Jan 31, 2008 7:46 AM, Charles N Wyble <charles at thewybles.com> wrote:
> Java has been a pain for me and has required manual setup. Perhaps
> I am doing something wrong.

In Ubuntu, it is a mere two commands (installation/set as default).
For the browser plugin, so browse to any site that requires Java, and
Ubufox will present you with an installation option for Sun Java

> Also Nvidia and Broadcom drivers are easily fetched as well.

$ sudo restricted-manager

> Dunno about fonts or modem drivers. Last modem I needed to support
> was USB and worked out of the box.

Ubuntu supports soft modems using the restricted-manager to enable
them...most modems will work

> So at the moment Freespire and Ubuntu Gutsy appear to be somewhat
> evenly matched.

I truly disagree having used both.  Freespire does not give you the
same power.  It may be setup fairly nicely, but then you are locked
in.  If you want to change to Gnome, KDE, XFCE -- you will probably
break a lot of things :-)
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"Know something about everything and everything about something."

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