Stability and Flexibility
Well, I’ve been using Ubuntu 7.10 (64-bit) at work for almost a month now. Even though I was already pretty experienced with Ubuntu before this, I have learned a lot since installing it as my day-to-day operating system at work. I’ve learned about wine and wine-doors, adding printers (Fuji-Xerox DocuCentre II C2200), and network interoperability.
I’ve also learned that even though Ubuntu is an outstanding operating system, there are still somethings you will need either a Mac or a PC for. Need to get the PPD driver so you can install your Fuji-Xerox DocuCentre II C2200 printer? Well, there are no PPD drivers for it under Linux, so you’ll need to install the driver on a Windows machine first, and then copy the .ppd file over to Ubuntu. It would be easier if Ubuntu could convert the .pp_ to the .ppd correctly, but Windows being what it is doesn’t allow for this…
Anyway, I’ve started working on building my own packages for Ubuntu. Not creating my own software yet, but taking GPL’d source, compiling it to work under Ubuntu, then creating a .deb and submitting it to www.getdeb.net first one I am working on is GTKLipsum. Once that works out, I’ll be making my own application that does what GTKLipsum does, but without the need for an Internet connection.