Laptop question

Graham gct3 at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Aug 28 09:19:08 BST 2007


On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:41:27 +0100
Rick Chagouri-Brindle <rcb at digitalanswers.biz> wrote:

> I know it's bit off topic, but she could try SimplyMEPIS - wireless 
> worked out of the box for me many times on laptops!

OT it may be, but it does concern Kubuntu as the desktop is KDE and
from (I think) version 6, SimplyMEPIS has used the Ubuntu/Kubuntu
repositories. However.....

With SimplyMEPIS 7 shortly to arrive, it is reverting to standard
Debian repositories.  The current beta (SimplyMEPIS 6.9.7beta 2) is
reported to support laptop wireles cards less well, but it is only a
beta (time for improvement).

So, if you are going to use another distro that is set up to use the
Ubuntu/Kubuntu repositories, SimplyMEPIS is a good alternative choice,
BUT you should use the current version not the beta.  And SimplyMEPIS 7
when it arrives, will no longer be using the Ubuntu/Kubuntu
repositories.

-- 

Graham




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