[ALUG] Linux Laptop

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Mon Dec 6 18:54:12 GMT 2010


On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 06:34:40PM +0000, Simon Elliott wrote:
> On 6 December 2010 15:08, Anthony Anson <tony.anson at girolle.co.uk> wrote:
> > Brett Parker wrote:
> >>
> >> On 06 Dec 13:29, Anthony Anson wrote:
> >>>
> >>> BAH! Just hit 'send' innit!
> >>>
> >>> Sorry Brett
> >>>
> >>> Brett Parker wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On 06 Dec 12:34, Anthony Anson wrote:
> >
> > /snip/
> > /snip snip/
> >>>
> >>> No. Never used a network apart from connecting to wifi.
> >>
> >> And it's the wifi connecting that most mac users ooooh and aaaah over at
> >> me. Until it doesn't work.
> >
> > Huh! Nev! Are you paying attention?
> >
> > I go into the Fat Cat and get their key. I fire-up the Eee and it 'finds
> > wap'. I connect to it and feed it the key. It just sits there pondering. It
> > *SAYS* it's connecting, but it never does. That's Xandross
> >
> > It works on my brother's wireless, and on my bro'-in-law's.
> >
> > Using the flaptop (Debian), it just connects, even in the Fat Cat.
> >
> > Haven't tried it using windows - I tend only to use that for Irfanview.
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Irfanview but I fail to see what
> features you miss from it when running Linux. Also it's fugly.. The
> icons look like they were made in the 90s. :/
> 
> The only killer thing I can think it does is the batch file conversion
> and rename stuff but there are extremely powerful command line linux
> tools out there to do the same jobs.
> 
Surely Digikam can do batch things?  I'm not familiar with irfanview so
maybe it does things that Digikam can't, but I'll bet there's things the
other way around as well.

> As a last resort, there's always Wine??
> http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=7834
> Keeping a whole Windows partition there just to use one imaging
> application seems like massive overkill to me.
> 
> -Simon
> 
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