Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Feb 2009 14:24 UTC
Debian and its clones A few months later than expected, Debian 5 has finally arrived with a bundle of new goodies: Java is finally in the Debian repositories thanks to IcedTea and OpenJDK; Firefox (rebranded as Iceweasel) is now at 3.0; and official live images are ready for our downloading pleasure. TuxRadar has a detailed look at Lenny along with an explanation from Steve McIntyre, the Debian Project Leader, on why it was delayed. Earlier this week, we already detailed the new features in Lenny.
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Tried and Tested?
by John Blink on Mon 16th Feb 2009 02:39 UTC
John Blink
Member since:
2005-10-11

Does that mean my Canon LBP-1120 printer will work out of the box?

Will I be able to browse my windows shares with ease?

It might be good if stable, but I think these releases should at least make sure basic networking and printing works.

Edited 2009-02-16 02:40 UTC

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RE: Tried and Tested?
by RawMustard on Mon 16th Feb 2009 09:37 in reply to "Tried and Tested?"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

All these things work fine for me and I have five computers in my house running lenny for over a year now!

And you know what? It cost me nothing and does everything I and my kids want for school.

Sure some school stuff was windows only, but I just wrote the principle and told him to change his Luddite attitude and move his kids into the 20th century and now there's no problem. Take control of your life, freedoms, destiny and stop expecting everyone to do everything for you!

A big and sincere Thankyou to all involved with Debian and linux in general, we know the battle is hard and you keep coming through for us year after year. Great jobs guys and gals!

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RE[2]: Tried and Tested?
by John Blink on Mon 16th Feb 2009 11:41 in reply to "RE: Tried and Tested?"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

The computer is my slave, I am not a slave to the computer, I expect the printer to work.

Over the years I have tried to get it to work.(Me being a slave to the computer).

You know what it was painless. I googled found relevant links telling capt this compatible driver that. I did it, it didn't work. I clicked print. Nothing happened. I turned off or reboot the PC, a blank page got fed through the printer.

Why? My programming skills at best is creating a calculator program with complex numbers.

Ahh stuff it, I am not going to type anymore about it.

Edited 2009-02-16 11:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Tried and Tested?
by h3rman on Mon 16th Feb 2009 20:01 in reply to "RE: Tried and Tested?"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

I just wrote the principle and told him to change his Luddite attitude and move his kids into the 20th century and now there's no problem.


:-)

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