Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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No, if its not in the "ISO" you can install it a few ways that do not involve source code which depend upon the distro.

With red hat/Suse you can use a rpm to install a driver. With debian/Ubuntu a .deb There are official repositories full of these rpms/debs that are constantly being updated as bug fixes and new features are added.

For proprietary things like printer drivers or video drivers, manufacturers (like HP) can provide easy to install rpms. Its not difficult. Hasn't been for a while...

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