I’ve been working pretty hard, for me, on the new job. Not even sure what I’m doing half the time.
I finally got a way to install Linux on my machine. I used WUBI (Windows UBuntu Installer) to install Ubuntu Linux, a flavor of Debian. Well, first I installed the KDE4 version, but found out how much KDE 4 is not ready for prime time… after much consultation on the Ubuntu Forum, I decided to just go with Gnome and get “regular” Ubuntu. It runs great, and I not only lost no data but have total access to my Windows data, which I didn’t have on my previous installation (on my old machine). This was the easiest, simplest installation I’ve done. Warning: Do not do this if you have dialup access… the download takes hours at 1.5 Mbps (my DSL speed). But you can purchase a disk of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (usually only $5, the cost of copying the disk) and it includes WUBI, so you can run it from there. I’ve had to add a couple programs (can’t live without NetHack and PySol), and the installation was a total breeze.
Anyhow, gotta get some more work done.
Administrative Editor for Eternal Press – http://eternalpress.ca
President, Asheville Homeless Network – http://ashevillehomeless.org