[nmglug] Bullseye;

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 10:10:07 PDT 2021

NMGLUGers,  in answering Leroy:
 I am just now reading the release notes thoroughly. In the main my Xfce
desktop is the same, with new artwork, an empty "Favorites" section of the
app menu that I am adding to, and some settings set to the new defaults
that I am re-tweaking. I have purged 'quodlibet' and 'exfalso' and
installed 'audacious' and 'streamtuner2': this to get music streams from
the Internet.
Importantly there is a syntax change in the Debian security line in
/etc/apt/sources.list. This is explained in the release notes on the Debian
wiki website
and is due to apt syntax symbols.
As I have only had two days to explore and use the 32 bit laptop I cannot
give a wider view just yet. I did find that there are some special versions
of the installer and some unofficial versions include some firmware blobs
for hardware not covered by free drivers. I had decided to give up on
32-bit computing, but as Debian supports it, I will do some more exploring
on this. However, I have an even older laptop running Buster and since
there is about a year of support I will let it be and discard it or pass it
on at the end of a year if not sooner. The slowness of these machines and
lack ability to play streaming video makes them subpar for even an average
Still it is fun to explore and I am happy with the upgrade so far. Thank
you, Ted P

On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 9:44 AM Leroy Lints <dr.leroybrown at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Ted,
> What are the changes to printing that you found? I am curious.
> Regards,
> Leroy
> On Mon, 2021-08-16 at 10:53 -0600, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> > NMGLUGers, Bullseye is Debian 11. It was released last week and I
> > have already had a chance to upgrade a 32 bit machine and it runs
> > well. The laptop is circa 2010 with an Atom processor. Of course it
> > is a bit slow, but that is not surprising. Kernel 5.10 is working
> > well with this older laptop.
> > I have begun to read the release notes and will study them some more.
> > There are changes to printing which sound interesting, and some
> > comments about the systemd logs and journals.  I will have some more
> > time before our virtual meeting this Thursday to test the new
> > software and make some changes in my selection of applications for
> > various tasks.
> > Thank you, Ted P
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