[NBLUG/talk] install fest
troy at zenux.net
Tue Mar 6 13:44:09 PST 2007
On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 01:25:28PM -0700, dogstar wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions, Troy. My understanding from talking with the
> Debian booth guys, is that I need a newer version of the kernel to
> support the Broadcom built-in wireless on my HP laptop. I have been
> resigned to waiting until next year or whenever the newer kernel will be
> in the distros. Is there another way?
You might be happier with one of the ubuntu variants. They're friendlier
than straight Debian and have some nice tools for people that are new to
Linux, while not handicapping experienced users.
ubuntu, based on the Gnome desktop
kubuntu, based on the KDE desktop
xubuntu, based on the more lightweight (but still quite good) xfce
There are links to each at http://www.ubuntu.com/
and you can switch at any time simply by installing the appropriate
gnome-desktop, kde-desktop, or xfce-desktop meta-package.
Note, that I don't actually know if your wireless is supported in the
ubuntu kernel. We could figure that out by asking in #ubuntu on IRC or
checking out the *buntu wiki's
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