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* Asus Eee subnotebook - has a specialized version of Xandros Linux customized for small screens and light portable usage. Has basic web programs, basic office programs, etc. Registering it on the network: does it have Eth port to go wired? Mac address can be found somewhere in the computer settings windows. Ask Haseeb.
 
* Asus Eee subnotebook - has a specialized version of Xandros Linux customized for small screens and light portable usage. Has basic web programs, basic office programs, etc. Registering it on the network: does it have Eth port to go wired? Mac address can be found somewhere in the computer settings windows. Ask Haseeb.
 
* Ubuntu, on various systems - so far I have seen 4 users using Ubuntu Linux, all on Dell laptops, all slightly (but not necessarily ''very'') tech-savvy people. Ubuntu has a massive amount of community-generated documentation & support available, search for problem solutions w/ Google.
 
* Ubuntu, on various systems - so far I have seen 4 users using Ubuntu Linux, all on Dell laptops, all slightly (but not necessarily ''very'') tech-savvy people. Ubuntu has a massive amount of community-generated documentation & support available, search for problem solutions w/ Google.
* OS features:
 
** Virus problems virtually nonexistent.
 
** Very stable.
 
** Biggest problem is often hardware compatability (drivers etc). This is improving steadily.
 
  
====Compatability====
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OS features:
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* Virus problems virtually nonexistent.
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* Very stable.
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* Biggest problem is often hardware compatability (drivers etc). This is improving steadily.
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==Windows program compatibility==
 
* If user needs to use Windows applications but doesn't have Windows available, check the WINE application database[http://appdb.winehq.org/] to see if that program is known to work well in WINE. WINE is an open source Windows compatability layer and has Linux '''and Mac''' installers available.
 
* If user needs to use Windows applications but doesn't have Windows available, check the WINE application database[http://appdb.winehq.org/] to see if that program is known to work well in WINE. WINE is an open source Windows compatability layer and has Linux '''and Mac''' installers available.
  

Revision as of 12:20, 3 August 2008

Space to enter info specific to OS version. How to map a drive? Other?? --Burt, Nate 20:43, 17 July 2008 (EDT)

For tips on language setup on various OS's, see Languages

Windows

XP/2000

XP only

Vista

  • NTMS vs. NTMSII: Vista defaults to a specific network security protocol and, by default, won't accept anything older than that. You can change this: go into the registry editor (needs admin privileges), navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa, set the DWORD variable "LmCompatibilityLevel" to value 1 (create the variable if it wasn't there), then restart the computer and you should be able to connect to our servers as you can on XP.

Mac OS X

Leopard 10.5

  • For some reason, setting up wireless to connect to midd_secure can be very iffy at first. Even with the right settings it will sometimes "remember" PW/settings it shouldn't remember. Play around with it and if you don't have any luck after a couple tries, turn off the Airport then turn it back on, then try again.
    • What should the settings be set to?

--Hunt, Christopher 09:14, 18 July 2008 (EDT)

earlier

Linux

Call me an optimist but I foresee more and more Linux OS on campus each semester. What will we be dealing with?

  • Asus Eee subnotebook - has a specialized version of Xandros Linux customized for small screens and light portable usage. Has basic web programs, basic office programs, etc. Registering it on the network: does it have Eth port to go wired? Mac address can be found somewhere in the computer settings windows. Ask Haseeb.
  • Ubuntu, on various systems - so far I have seen 4 users using Ubuntu Linux, all on Dell laptops, all slightly (but not necessarily very) tech-savvy people. Ubuntu has a massive amount of community-generated documentation & support available, search for problem solutions w/ Google.

OS features:

  • Virus problems virtually nonexistent.
  • Very stable.
  • Biggest problem is often hardware compatability (drivers etc). This is improving steadily.

Windows program compatibility

  • If user needs to use Windows applications but doesn't have Windows available, check the WINE application database[1] to see if that program is known to work well in WINE. WINE is an open source Windows compatability layer and has Linux and Mac installers available.

--Hunt, Christopher 09:00, 18 July 2008 (EDT)

Other OS

Any worth mentioning?

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