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NetworkManager will drive people away from GNU/Linux

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One of the great plus points about running GNU/Linux used to be the continuous process of improvement going on - and the fact that one did not have to wait very long to sample those improvements if one wished to do so.

The additional plus about experimenting was the fact that in practically all cases there were sensible defaults set for the newer applications, defaults that would not screw up your existing set-up.

But in recent times, given the great push to make everything running on GNU/Linux graphically-oriented, that seems to have changed. I've been burned over the last couple of days.

Debian testing is my distribution of choice for desktops and laptops and I've been happily running it for the last six-odd years.

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Bah, install Wicd

I've never been happy with the GNOME-centric NetworkManager in either its GNOME or KDE forms. I install Wicd on all of my (graphical) machines and it always works great, including picking up hardware that for some reason the others won't see.

Wicd is just that — wickedly good!

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