I never used linux before. Lately I saw a lot of mentioning about ubuntu. This makes me curious and eager to try it. Well, I have an ipod shuffle, a tungsten t3, a canon ip1000, an usb powered canon scanner model n676u, and a sony ericsson k800i celphone. Can ubuntu communicate with them?
ubuntu and my gadgets(14 posts)
iPod Shuffle: Yes - gtkpod
The others I am not sure about. If your Tungsten, Canon and Scanner are USB then I would imagine so.
As for teh CellPhone the answer is currently nope.
You should be able to connect all your devices with Ubuntu. I am sure you can connect the k800i , all you need to do is connect it to the system with the phone USB cable and you are ready to go, as Ubuntu will discover it as a USB storage device and you can transfer files with a click of a button.
For the canon, tungsten and the scanner you may need to do some manual configuration, but then its always fun to configure things manually in Linux, which is a great way to learn the OS. Here are the steps to configure your Canon.
If you just Google with "Ubuntu and your device name" you will find a lot of info on how to use your devices with Ubuntu ... :-)
I see that there're a lot of linux varian. Some of them are very small in size for a modern OS. I wonder what makes ubuntu stands out of the crowd? Also can you say that ubuntu is among those that has the best hardware and gadget support?
Yes. I use Ubuntu extensivley, and it is great for my iPod. :D What makes it stand out is it's support, it's ease of use and it's common HCI with other interfaces and programs.
I have used a lot of different distos throughout my Linux days, but I have grown to love the Ubuntu family for a lot of the same reasons as other people I suppose.
1) Great Debian Package Management
2) Everything usually works
3) You can get lots of support (not as much me, but I still need help with some things)
5) New releases come out quite often
And many more. :)
The Ubuntu PPC port is no longer maintained. You can look through this list noted below if you want to find something that is kept updated. Based on the ease of use of the x86 versions I suggest using Fedora or OpenSUSE out of that list.
I visited the Fedora and OpenSUSE download page. Those OS are huge. Do you think a G3/400MHz will be able to use it with a reasonable speed? Currently I'm still using OS9, for daily paperwork. Tried OSX once, but G3/400 just too slow for OSX.
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