Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2007 22:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
Linux "Wireless networking on Linux is entering a new era. An era of bliss and ease; where users and network administrators have abundant time for relaxing lie-abouts on sunny warm hills because their wireless systems are humming along contentedly, instead of being vexing and unreliable. OK, so maybe it's not going to be quite that Utopian, but things are definitely looking up, thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of talented developers. So what's going to be different? A brand-new wireless LAN kernel stack, which is going to reduce the current WLAN herd-of-cats approach to a single unified subsystem that supports all wireless drivers."
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RE[4]: Oh?
by Johann Chua on Mon 30th Apr 2007 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh?"
Johann Chua
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Much easier to set up Wi-Fi in Vista than XP. My only real problem right now is that video playback is bloody slow, except for Flash videos, even with all the visual effects turned off (only have a 1.86Ghz Core Solo with 512MB RAM, 64 of which are used by Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics). Do I need to update the video drivers or DirectShow codecs?

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RE[5]: Oh?
by kaiwai on Mon 30th Apr 2007 11:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh?"
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Mate, the machine is so under powered for Windows Vista, it should be a criminal offence if the company you bought it off had it preloaded. 512MB is not even enough for Vista,let alone the 448mb left after graphics is taken out of the equation, it still be woefully under powered.

My suggestion, grab a copy of Ubuntu, max out the ram, and go from there, you'll find your life will be alot easier.

As a side note, they're still selling Core Solo machines?

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RE[6]: Oh?
by Johann Chua on Mon 30th Apr 2007 14:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh?"
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The shop threw in Vista Starter Edition for free, in addition to a laptop bag and mini optical mouse. Already dual-booting Ubuntu 7.04, but sound is not working, and I have to fix the screen rez. Maybe I should try Fedora again (stopped at FC4).

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