[ubuntu-uk] Software compatability & modems

tim tim at tui.co.uk
Thu Dec 7 09:02:45 GMT 2006

your email is somewhat vague.

do you have a amd64 system?

for routers, avoid the really cheapo stuff (like dlink, belink or other 
X Chinese brands). people buy these routers and then they don't work 
very well (like only allowing one vpn connection, the NAT inwards not 
working properly, etc).

I use a somewhat cheapo netgear router with wireless, works fairly well.


Dave Briggs wrote:
> Hi chaps
> Just joined the list. I installed Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows a
> couple of weekends ago with the aim of eventually making the switch
> final and permament, just as soon as I have found equivalents in
> Ubuntu for the bits of software I use on the dark side.
> My main interests are web based - blogs, wikis, forums, social
> media-type stuff. This was one of the drivers for moving to Ubuntu as
> almost everything I do is inside Firefox, so my operating system
> doesn't matter too much to me.
> As I have just moved to a new house, I am waiting for my phone line
> and broadband to be set up so am not online yet. However, I have been
> playing about with Ubuntu, looking at all the packages and seeing what
> stuff I can download once I am online.
> One thing that confused me though is that many of the packages say
> they are not compatible with my system (stating that it is a i386 or
> something). This includes standard fare like Gnumeric and Abiword, so
> I really don't understand why this is? Any help would be most
> appreciated.
> I also need to get an ethernet modem or router (which is right word?)
> that I can use to link my PC up with the phone line so I can get
> online. Any suggestions? Wireless isn't important to me.
> Cheers!

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