Saturday, January 05, 2008

Linux does just work out-of-the-box

I'm impressed - Mum has been using a linux-based laptop I provided for a while now, and I've just bought her a new scanner (Canon CanoScan LiDE25) - It just works, plug it in, ensure you enable scanner access in System->Administration->Users and Groups, and run XSane - marvellous - now to train mum on how to use SANEs rather over-specced interface... Hmm.

Also, I plugged my ipod into said laptop to charge it, and Rhythmbox opened up and displayed it immediately. Not only that but I could navigate the music in it, and even play it from the PC - something that iTunes can't do... Nice!

Back to doing ABN database migrations

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