Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) – delivery free
Yep, that’s right. ShipIt.ubuntu‘ll deliver a live cd+bootable disk for free at your doorstep of Ubuntu’s latest version.
I found the older versions pretty unfriendly to work with – setting up even a bsnl connection was such a big hassle. However, let’s keep fingers crossed when the CDs arrive about six weeks from now (yeah, that’s the delivery time). The OS comes with loads of free functionalities built in and that’s always a boon.
For a quick how-to I’d recommend this.
The major problem for Indian users of Ubuntu is setting up a Net connection on Ubuntu. Here‘s a solution to all those problems.
Setting up an Ethernet ADSL connection for BSNL users:
- Connect your ethernet wire to the port at the back of your computer.
- In the terminal type in sudo pppoeconf
- It should detect your modem.
- Keep on pressing enter. Fill in your user name and password when indicated.
- It should be easy to stick on to defaults.
- You should be prompted back to your terminal when it would say pppoe loaded. That’s the end of terminal.
Now go to System>Administration>Networking. Click on it. You would be asked for your password to carry out the administrative job as root. You should be prompted to enter the following details:
- Activate the Wired connection.
- Highlight the wired connection and click on properties.
- Check the box “enable the connection”
- Configuration as Static IP.
- IP Address : 192.168.1.2
- Subnet mask fills on it’s own as 255.255.255.0
- Gateway address :192.168.1.1