[ALUG] Linux Laptop

Simon Elliott alug at sionide.net
Mon Dec 6 18:35:56 GMT 2010

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.

As a last resort, there's always Wine??
Keeping a whole Windows partition there just to use one imaging
application seems like massive overkill to me.

p.s. sorry list admin, didn't mean to double post from my other email address:(

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