[clug-talk] delighted with squeeze
michael john walters
waltersm at telusplanet.net
Sat Feb 19 11:16:02 PST 2011
I heard that squeeze is now Debian Stable, so I burnt
debian-6.0.0-i386-CD-1as my brother suggested and installed it on my lap
top. I am a little weak on systems administration, so I chose all the
standard installation parameters and choices, and it worked beautifully.
I am well pleased by Debian Stable.
Even though I am weak in System administration I am good at remembering
passwords and never right the passwords down. I do write down password
clues, but the clues use a logic most people do not know. However, I
believe if you guys at clug saw my password clues you could figure out
my passwords, so I never bring anything containing my password clues to
I also open my mail in text mode for security, and open HTML only when I
I learnt from Clug never to put my name and complete address on a public
list and will not do that again in the future. That gaff shows that I am
a little weak in the security aspects of system administration.
I am slowly improving my system administration skills.
The next step in making squeeze more useful is intsalling all the alsa
and sound and video applications. Right now I can watch and listen to on
line video and audio on my desk top computer, but not the lap top
computer. If I could get it working on my lap top I could listen to
music and watch video clips without disturbing the neighbours by
plagging my head set into the lap top. mys head set has both headphones
and a microphone.
Because of the time I need to spend practising piano right now I will
leave installing applications needed for sound until I am a little less
But when I do have the time I will try to install the sound applications
and all their dependencies to improve my system administration skills.
If I get stuck I may contact this list and will try to show what is
happening by telling what I am trying to do and use either screen shots
or logging scripts to get accurate pictures of what is going on.
For now I will just delight in the fact that evolution has finally been
fixed in squeeze.
I can still have a lot of fun with what I have working in squeeze.
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