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Author Topic: Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"  (Read 1692 times)


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Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
« on: April 25, 2008, 03:09:45 PM »
OK, so this got released on Monday and I missed it. Oh well, wait a few days for server bog to calm down and I figure I'm gold.
My favorite flavor being Xubuntu, I head over to:

(or you can try http://www.ubuntu.com/ or http://www.kubuntu.org/)
Grabbed a Torrent, read up on the Release Notes while it downloaded, then just because I'm at work on a Windows machine, for fun I mounted the iso with MagicDisc.

What's this?

:huh: I can install on a Windows machine WITHOUT PARTITIONING?!?! Sweet!!
So THAT's what this Wubi business is all about, hm?
I guess the boss won't mind...

So, after rebooting, there was an Xubuntu entry in XP's boot screen, so I chose it and after answering a question or two, it finished installing and I have a full installation residing in C:\ubuntu.
First items of business: Internet and Printing.

The internet was already on, thanks to DHCP on our router, but then came the big surprise.
I hit the print setup utility and lo! behold! our brand-spanking-new Xerox 7655 (which is on the LAN) came up in the list.
It didn't have a proper driver (the Xerox website has a driver for RedHat and Suse) but I was able to mount my windows disk and give it the windows' PPD file...

It worked.

I'll give more details after I recover...
« Last Edit: April 25, 2008, 03:13:20 PM by Edvard »


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Re: Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 06:51:23 AM »
Definitely prefer Xfce over KDE and to a lesser extent, Gnome. Seeing this, now I can't wait for Linux Mint 5!