I just love the way linux has evolved. I find it very usable than Windows 7. Especially the network part is screwed up in Windows 7 and just doesn’t work when you plug a LAN after your system is up. That really sucks.
Now on the Dell Inspiron 14R machine, i had a few issues of intermittent hang, so i sought out to update my bios. It turns out that dell has a repository and a script to update the firmware. Voila..
rammukund@kishproject:~$ sudo -s [sudo] password for rammukund: root@kishproject:/tmp# wget -q -o - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash root@kishproject:/tmp# apt-get install firmware-addon-dell firmware-tools Reading package lists... Done root@kishproject:/tmp# apt-get install $(bootstrap_firmware -a) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x0126-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x04c1 root@kishproject:/tmp# update_firmware Running system inventory... Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates... Checking System BIOS for Dell System Inspiron N4110 - A09 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks. This system does not appear to have any updates available. No action necessary.