Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

if it has a wired NIC port then it's meant to be plugged in to a wired network.

- you'll get faster transfer rates
- you'll get dhcp setup clean
- you'll get better support because wired nic manufacturers didn't make such a mess of the driver/firmware
- you'll get more security during your install since you won't be open to the multitudes of wireless vulnerabilities

(If your wired, I have to get into your home. If your wireless, I have only to get anywhere within range.)

Wireless is fantastic for puttering about the house to any comfy chair you like but it's far from a desirable medium to install over.

(and for the love of Baud people. if your doing support over any form of remote desktop software, have the user plug a wire into the machine cause wifi is dog slow when your spraying screenshots over the network)

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

if it has a wired NIC port then it's meant to be plugged in to a wired network.


No, if it has a wired NIC it can be plugged in but it doesn't have to be. Or do you really suggest people carry around Cat-6 cables with their netbooks and look for a jack at the coffee shop, at the airport, in town square? You do realize what a netbook is for right? It's meant to be wireless, with the NIC as a backup, not the other way around.

Please tell me you are not that utterly stupid, and were just being overly pedantic for argument's sake. Because if you truly are that moronic I'm surprised you can even type.

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debuser Member since:
2011-03-22

Do you really need to install a distro in an airport,townsquare or coffeeshop?
and even if you do i'm yet to see any of those places whithout a lan nearby.
as for the rest:college info labs etc you'll be better off using wired connections:in fact some of them evem already have the cables set up as an alternative

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Who said anything about not ever using the wireless nic? I specifically suggested using the wired nic for the install and I gave several reasons why it's the better recommendation. It wasn't a hard concept to understand.

After you get the install on the machine, configure your wireless and go spray your network traffic around the coffee shop as much as you like.

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