On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:13:36 +0100
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
> On Monday 22 July 2013 23:37:35 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> > > On 07/22/2013 02:25 PM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> > > > I use squeese. nm-applet is from the network-manager-applet package,
> > >
> > > The problem is making it work on Wheezy. I suppose I could go back to
> > > Squeeze, but it seems better to put new installs on XFCE for now, if it
> > > comes to that. XFCE has a really good network applet, and most users
> > > don't really notice the difference as long as everything they need works.
> > >
> > > --
> > I'd have to say that every time I had to/wanted to use Debian systems, I
> > had this kind of problems. If it is not super important for you to use a
> > Debian-based distro, I would really recommend you to try PCLinuxOS or
> > Mageia.
> A Mageia user of my acquaintance is currently complaining that wireless
> connections are dodgy. He is thinking of using something else for a bit in
> the hope that the probem will be ironed out.
> > They comes with tons of easy to use administration and networking
> > tools. And they works with any desktop environment you want to use, even
> > small window managers. No need to know by heart console lines to write to
> > do ... things.
Wireless in any *nix is going to be iffy and not very good, simply because there's
not enough folk in the linux world working on wireless *and* the wireless hardware
manufacturers aren't helping one iota, so the few linux dev's working on wireless
are forced to do everything by baby steps. It's a shame, but that's just the way
it is at present.
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