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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Testing it right now.
by snozzberry on Tue 24th Oct 2006 23:48 UTC
snozzberry
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2005-11-14

Nice:

As advertised, Flash/QuickTime/WMV/Java 1.5 support out of the box.

Add KDE printer automatically uses my IP as a base IP for scanning.

Underwhelming:

Web Browser: It's not kosher to rename FF 1.5.0.4. Even Ubuntu was on 1.5.0.7 this morning.
More annoying: word highlighting a la Microsoft's plan to highlight potentially useful commercial links. I suspect this commerciality is what's responsible for rebranding FF (even if it's sporting a largely Jon Hicks-inspired logo).

RealPlayer as default .MP3 player. I work in multimedia with Real media and even I wouldn't subject someone to this.

Icons failed to appear in LiveCD: failed on desktop (leaving their titles stacked), failed in FF's toolbar

Font selection: what, no MSTTcorefonts preinstalled?

Attempting to set up an LPR printer resulted in a crash with an unpleasant picture of a user's head crisped black.

Network Share Manager croaks on large shares.

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More comments to come later. Overall, not innately superior to Kubuntu after running EasyUbuntu.

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