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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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):

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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dylansmrjones Member since:

It's a problem with the danish XkbLayout as well. And in the console, too. I guess זרהצו are tricky ;)

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Redeeman Member since:

allow me to be so bold as to say, then you do not know how to configure it correctly. i can only say, in slackware both danish and swedish works, as does it in gentoo, and arch. furthermore it also works in ubuntu

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twenex Member since:

Does switching to a Finnish keyboard produce really long words? ;-)

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