[NetBehaviour] linux laptops
helen varley jamieson
helen at creative-catalyst.com
Mon May 22 22:56:05 CEST 2017
the webcam is a BT-1 (http://www.ecamm.com/support/?cat=bt1) & it seems
to be mac only (& isn't made anymore). i had a bit of a look for a linux
driver for it but didn't find one. if you know of one, please tell me!
i'm still experimenting with the keyboard, & which keys to use for what.
i often need spanish accents as well as german & sometimes serbian or
other alphabet characters too, so i'm used to having to do a bit of
switching around :)
h : )
On 22.05.2017 13:55, Pall Thayer wrote:
> Hi Helen,
> What is the wireless webcam?
> Also, you should be able to find a keyboard layout that makes it
> easier to type an umlaut. I frequently have to switch between English
> and Icelandic, so I have things set up so that right-Ctrl-Shift
> switches between American and Icelandic layouts.
> Best r.
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:48 AM helen varley jamieson
> <helen at creative-catalyst.com <mailto:helen at creative-catalyst.com>> wrote:
> hi everyone,
> more than a year ago i wrote to this list asking for advice about
> buying a linux laptop. it took me a while, but i'm now happily
> working with ubuntu mate on a no-brand machine :)
> i spent quite a lot of time looking at second-hand & B-ware
> (ex-display) machines, & also at new models (lenovo, dell, hp,
> acer, asus, etc etc ... ) & got quite overwhelmed by the choice &
> variables. nothing was exactly what i wanted, & i couldn't decide
> on what to compromise. i had a couple of things that were definite
> - not bigger than 14", must have ethernet port, prefereably
> separate audio in & out; so that narrowed things down quite a bit,
> but still i wasn't finding anything that felt right.
> then i found a uk company that sells no-brand laptops with linux
> pre-installed (https://www.entroware.com). i could choose the hard
> drive, RAM, keyboard layout, etc & it arrived 5 days after i
> ordered it. i took it out of the box, turned it on, & started
> using it. the trickiest thing i've had to do so far was use the
> command line to get it to talk nicely to my printer - & i managed
> that without incident.
> i'm still adjusting to the non-mac keyboard shortcuts - it's
> easier to take a screenshot but more difficult to do an umlaut
> (ü), & there are a couple of things i still need to work out. &
> one loss is that there are no linux drivers for my wireless
> webcam, so i'm back to a tethered webcam for now. but it is soooo
> much faster than my old mac, & i've found most of the software
> that i need.
> so if anyone else out there is also considering making the switch
> to linux, i say - just do it! :)
> h : )
> helen varley jamieson
> helen at creative-catalyst.com <mailto:helen at creative-catalyst.com>
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