Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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Really fast, but wireless hell...
by risbac on Thu 14th Jun 2007 10:14 UTC
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This article convinced me to download ZenWalk and try it on my laptop. That's fast, for sure. But then it takes some time to adapt (more than with other distros like Fedora or Suse), and the wireless configuration brought me back two years ago with the first steps of Ubuntu. And that's clearly a very very annoying problem, even if I just have to solve it once. I need wpa, and can't have it working yet. And even more annoying, after first boot, not network adapter AT ALL. I had to bring the firmware from my ubuntu to have my Intel 2200 wireless adapter recognized. But I can't understand why the ethernet one is not working. So at the same time, it's both very pleasant to use because of the speed, but also extremely frustrating as basically I can't do anything on it ;)

Sorry about the mix feelings, but the installation is clearly NOT meant for beginners. Then for everyday use, I will need to be able to use it ;)

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