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Thread: Linux needs better wireless drivers.

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    Linux needs better wireless drivers.



    Come on, guys. Are self-installer packages really THAT much harder to write than the Ubuntu Software Center's "install directly from the internet" nonsense?
    Last edited by Elect GMax; May 2nd, 2013 at 05:20 PM.

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    Moved to Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat.

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    Hi

    You do know that the Canonical devs very rarely, if ever, come to Ubuntu forums, don't you ?

    You'd be better off with Ubuntu brainstorm, or some such, than posting that request here.

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    the Canonical devs
    Who?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Ubuntu brainstorm
    What?

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Elect GMax View Post
    Who?
    The people that write the Ubuntu specific parts, package and maintain Ubuntu.

    What?
    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    Lack of decent/funny memes is a more likely candidate for Linux's #1 problem.

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    I wasn't aware that lack of networking support is Linux's "#1 problem". It would seem to power one heck of a lot of network-enabled devices, last time I checked...

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    I agree with lykwydchykyn, networking support is not a major issue with Linux hardware support these days. I'm sure there are people who have problems with specific chips, but I'm not the one making general statements.

    Now GPUs on the other hand...

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    It is true that we are lacking a decent, standardised way of installing stuff without an internet connection.
    Please mark your thread as solved if you get a satisfactory solution to your problem.

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    Re: Socially Awkward Penguin has a complaint

    The 'self installers' are the deb packages that you can download (just like the software center or apt does online), but they could have dependencies.

    I guess I'm not seeing the issue. You would run into dependency hell without it. You would find that the package you wanted to install requires something else.

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