A new breed of USB wireless modems with inbuilt flash storage containing the driver to install the wireless modem have been invading the Wireless Connectivity marketplace. A typical example is the Reliance Netconnect 1.x. The USB Modem gets detected as a cdrom when you plug it into your laptop. However a GNU/Linux user does not have anything to cheer about the driver in the flash storage, as these drivers are all Windows drivers (so far). Here is how to install the Reliance Netconnect in Debian Lenny. The instructions should work for debian variants like Ubuntu, Mint etc.
After eagerly waiting for the Debian Lenny release, it has finally arrived. Debian Lenny was officially released on February 14th, 2009. To celebrate this we have decided to offer one more service to our already long array of Free Software Services. We will be offering Debian Lenny pre-installed laptops and desktops to our customers from now onwards. Debian Lenny DVDs and CDs are already available from Zyxware through the RequestCD program. Now you can chose to have Debian pre-installed on your computers if you buy your computer or laptop from us.
Debian is a computer operating system composed entirely of free and open source software. The primary form, Debian GNU/Linux, is a popular and influential Linux distribution. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux. (Source www.debian.org) . Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using open development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system.