Newbie bull brings own china shop.
I am a relative Newbie to Linux and totally new to Debian and this list.
My first questions, which I hope aren't like the above subject, is how
closely related is Xandros (formerly Corel) to Debian? Is it close
enough that list members wouldn't mind me posting problems to this list
or is that verbotten? I know that Debian has a long and honored
reputation of not including commercial software, but does that mean that
no attempt is made to support commercial products, for example getting
Win4Lin, Star Office or Codeweavers' Office and plug in products to run
on Debian? Can such issues be posted to the list?
At this time, I am trying to get a working Linux version installed on my
daughter's Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin EasyPC. This PC has no legacy serial
or parallel ports, supports USB 1.1 and like the iMac, comes without a
built-in floppy drive. I have tried Mandrake PowerPack 9, SuSE 7.3 Pro
and Xandros 1. I have had problems with all of these with regards to
getting the SiS 900 Fast Ethernet driver (Ethernet built into
motherboard) to work properly. As the computer is connected to our home
WAN/LAN, she hasn't been able to access the Internet or brows the
Intranet. I am now in the process of burning the Debian 3 rev1 CDs and
was wondering if there were any helpful comments or suggestions to any
of the above.