Hardy Heron: Day 1
Well, I’m back in ubuntu world for today. It’s been quite the long way around back. After finishing up my tshirts using Vista and photoshop, I had to prepare for a vacation to Ireland and England (went very well, thanks). Over the weeks up until the vacation, we were scrambling to plan things and just keep our daily life in order. It was quite the struggle…so much so that I barely touched my ubuntu. You see, my wife started a site to help her study for the GRE, but it has broadened in scope to include a forum that we spend most of our time in. Guess who’s the webmaster?
Anyway, it’s about a week and a half since we’ve returned from our vacation and I’m back in Ubuntu land running Hardy Heron on my XPS m1330. The good news (of stuff I tried):
1. Compiz-fusion works! Finally!
2. X-Sane works!
3. cups-pdf works!
4. kdeprint works!
5. awn works (cause compiz is working)
and that’s about all I’ve tried thus far. Now here’s what doesn’t work:
1. cups-pdf is wonky with scan area. Had to set some funky offsets to get it right. Also no multipage PDF creation from what I can tell.
2. rdp busted
3. f-spot couldn’t import photos from network share (neither could picasa running in wine).
Anyway, enough head scratching for the night…I’m switching to Vista to sort through my UK photos and upload them to flickr. We’ll give Ubuntu another try this weekend.