It looks like you are new on the net, http isn't the only protocol!
Besides, you don't need a complete browser to do something like a get command.
This made me curious, so I fired up Windows 7 via VirtualBox. No 'get'. FTP command didn't seem to have info on how to connect, so I just tried ftp ftp.mozilla.org. After some issues, I realized that this wasn't quite correct. 'releases.mozilla.org' seemed to work...well, apart from not being able to do anything.
In my case, my wireless card is based on Broadcom(m?). Which has...issues. Once the driver was downloaded and installed, though, it worked just fine.
I agree, though. It'd be nice if they provided this detail upfront.
The only reason they need the RJ45 to get wireless working is because they need to download the drivers, can't ship them on CD.
If they didn't have to download them, I'm certain wireless would pop up right from the start.
ubuntu has a penchant for BREAKING things in the name of usability, and making a gazillion changes to debian so that must be no easy task to maintain. If you are going to use Debian (and thats what Ubuntu mainly is) then use the real one, one that doesn't have huge gaping bugs in things they ship as stable.
I must have missed something. What did Ubuntu break in the name of usability? What huge gaping bug did they ship?
What's wrong with the question "Why doesn't my orange taste like an apple?" If you want to taste an apple, eat an apple not an orange. I'm certain someone can come up with a car version of that.
and for that matter...who the heck sells equipment with Ubuntu pre-installed that doesn't check if the network card they use on the system is working by default?!?
How do they know they were Ubuntu users and not plain ol' trolls?
Maybe Obamaslash?(Not Safe for Work)
Being on same planet links terrorists. More at 11.
I'm currently using a Radeon HD 4850. It's nice.
You're not alone. I really dig the "awesome bar", too. No idea why it gets so much hate. Apart from it being something new, I mean.
My first new year with my new wife. So, as much as I wanted to take the last option, I had to go with the second.
"Gracefully" would be informing the user of the issue and allowing them to say "Screw it. This needs to get done NOW, insecure or not. Not X months from now when they get around to fixing it."
The original(for me) Long tail article. You can also check out longtail.com.
Or, you know...just search with Google for "The Long Tail".
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. - Voltaire