Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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Why not a Korean/Asian based distro?
by korpenkraxar on Tue 24th Oct 2006 11:40 UTC
korpenkraxar
Member since:
2005-09-10

My own experience with korean-friendly distros are admittedly very limited, but I share your frustration to some extent; sometimes getting just a Swedish keyboard to work correctly in Linux can be a pain (yes xorg bugs I am looking at you!). I assume a "local" korean or asian distro would provide among the best localization support. So did you try or has anyone else here tried Haansoft Linux? http://www.haansoftlinux.com/

It seems to be a commercial distro, but it also seems that the reviewer is not afraid to spend some money on a commercial OS solution anyways. Could perhaps have saved him the cost of new hardware, I dunno.

Edited 2006-10-24 11:40

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Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

and which bugs exactly are you talking about?

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korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

and which bugs exactly are you talking about?

There have been some reoccuring bugs in the swedish XkbLayout layout, in Debian at least. I have had to switch to Finnish on a number of occasions. This thread here is a typical example (though I am not involved): http://forum.slackware.se/viewtopic.php?t=2186&start=30&postdays=0&...

I even remember seing posts by Torvalds about problematic swedish/finnish keyboard layouts somewhere :-)

It's not just X11, but the console can be tricky as well. And I never learn when to use "se", "sv", "SE", "SV" or "sv_SE" in different config files... should it be se-latin6 or sv-latin1? :p

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