On Friday December 28 2007 15:17:00 Don Harwood wrote: > hello world > > I'm a new convert to the debian linux world however I'm > starting to get cold feet with compatibility issues, i just > purchased a CNC mill that is run by a amd64 box with debian > linux, i also just had a new box built for me to do my cad/cam > work on. figuring that since one box is linux why not both [not > to mention that i hate windows]. my new box is an amd64 dual > core with a high end graphics card, nice box! For the CNC mill, any closed-source software that runs on Linux might only be 32-bit, so you very well might have to re-install that box. Time will tell. > my trouble starts with the key board, i got a new logitech > wireless wave usb keyboard, will it work? the logitech people > simply say they don't support linux, no help there. should i > get an old fashion ps2 keyboard? Have you Googled for "linux logitech wireless keyboard"? I have low hopes for success, though. Besides, the encryption in those things is a joke, and no one it his right mind should want to run an unencrypted wireless kb. > the next troubling thing i got was when i called at&t to get > dsl service, they also say they don't support linux. what can > be done with this? And Cox doesn't support Linux either, but the cable modem outputs Ethernet & TCP/IP, and the whole purpose of TCP/IP is inter- operability so there should be no problems. Anyway, you should run behind a h/w firewall. Good consumer- grade firewalling routers cost about $50. Adding 801.11g and WPA2 adds $20-30. > I'm not a super user but i had a user level account on a unix > system and liked the way it dit its thing. i need to get this > thing up and running before i crawl unhappily back to windows. What other Windows apps do you *need*? -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Johnson, Jr. Jefferson, LA USA "I am an optimist. If I ever quit being an optimist, I guess I'll become a Republican." State Senator Ray Farabee ,(D-Wichita Falls, TX)
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