Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

With Mandriva, I urpmi in konsole specifically to inspire the minimum to run it and the drake tools. With Debian, it appeared that things like Konsole pulled in the KDE metapackage which included the entire KDE desktop. I'll toss up a few VMs later today and have a go at it though. I really would like to be using Debian as my desktop as it does other things far better than my current desktop distro; netdiscover consistently crashes out on Mandriva but works perfectly with Debian and similar things that make me run a Debian VM under Mandriva.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

aptitude install KDE
772 packages totalling 1285 MB installed

aptitude install konsole
115 packages totalling 0186 MB installed

that's a drastic difference. I like when I'm wrong and learn stuff. Happy dance.. happy dance..

Now to confirm the wifi card support for my notebook assuming it's like the HP DL360's NIC; include firmware on flashdrive and let it get sucked in during install.

After that, it's just finding something close to the drake tools network connections manager and get my head around partitions.

Is there a prefered graphic wifi connection manager? The one's I've tried have been very esoteric; actually, the only way I've been successful is to hit wpa_supplicant.conf directly but that starts to suck when your regularily switching between AP.

Also, by partitions I mean that I've been spoiled by the drake tools graphic partition manager and am not yet comfortable enough with the Deb partition manager to cut disks up like I do for Mandriva. Probably just a matter of breaking a few VM installs until the fog clears though.

Unrelated; has anyone mounted Truecrypt partitions from a Linux liveCD? While it mitigates data loss from direct access to a machine, it also means decrypting the drive if something can't be fixed from within the Windows boot (work notebooks, no choice of regular staff OS).

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