I have since some year ago running linux (fedora 4) on my server and it works great!
Now I thought it was time to also test running linux on a client computer.
I have test some different Linux distributions, Suse 10, fedora 6 and now also Ubuntu.
Ubuntu was the easiest to install and run, I downloaded Ubuntu 6.10 the Edgy Eft released in October 2006. It was only one CD (in fedora and Suse it was 5 CD) and burned it and install it.
One hour later my Ubuntu pc was up and running with lot of already included software like: open office, firefox 2.0, evolution mail, gaim
(yahoo & icq & MSN). I have also installed skype, jdk 5, Netbeans 5.5, Vmware player, Automatix, Opera (because of the rss-reader) and real player.
To get WEBBRADIO to work at SR, I had to to do this:
1) Install Real Player
2) Uninstall mozilla-totem (using Synaptic Package Manager)
3) Open a terminal windows and do this:
ln sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so
ln sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
About JDK 5, I found a package in AutoMatix and I install it from there.
About the Netbeans 5.5 installation, it works great the installation.
(I have had some trouble to install Enterprise pack and I have report it and I suppose Sun will fix it soon).
I had to update the file .bash_profile before the installation with this line:
After that run:
The only disappointment is the included SunWireless toolkit 2.2 for CLDC (why not version 2.5beta) in the Netbeans Mobility Pack for CLDC and for the Netbeans Mobility Pack for CDC there was no Sun Wireless toolkit for CDC included.
This could be ok, if it was possible to download it from Sun's Wireless Toolkit web site, but there is nothing more to download for the linux platform. This is really bad!!!
To sum it up:
Ubuntu works great, I will go on using it!
I have installed it on a old laptop with only 256 Mb RAM and 800 MHz CPU, but it is really fast!
One good thing with Ubuntu is that you also get critical updates all the time and this is free!!
No more MS Vista computer for me!
I hope Sun in the future will have better support for the linux platform for Sun Wireless toolkit for CLDC and CDC!!