Out of office, on a mission of mercy.

My apologies, there won’t be a proper post today. But I’ve a fairly justifiable excuse: I’ll be spending the day freeing a friend’s laptop from the tyranny of Windows with a fresh install of the latest Linux Mint. Or maybe PCLinuxOS?

Anyway, in this IRL example of the sharing economy I’m getting my bathtub re-caulked in return. How’s that for a bargain?

6 comments:

  1. AC:

    I’d be interested in seeing you do a comparison between the different flavours of Linux that you use or have used, for PCs as well as the netbooks.
    I have Ubuntu on my old Dell laptop, but the laptop itself is ready for the scrapheap. I’m thinking that my G5 tower and iBook G4 might be ready to go Linux now that they’re on their final Mac OS X versions, so any Linux tips or advice would be helpful.

    Ed

  2. AC:

    I’d be interested in seeing you do a comparison between the different flavours of Linux that you use or have used, for PCs as well as the netbooks.
    I have Ubuntu on my old Dell laptop, but the laptop itself is ready for the scrapheap. I’m thinking that my G5 tower and iBook G4 might be ready to go Linux now that they’re on their final Mac OS X versions, so any Linux tips or advice would be helpful.

    Ed

  3. Short answer: Linux Mint.

    Longer answer: The world of Linux distros moves fast — even my round-up of netbook Linuxes is already out of date (I quite like Jolicloud, as it turns out).

    I could say you’re best off with an Ubuntu-based distro but honestly, it’s all so subjective — why not just download a bunch and see what you like?

    Just make sure you’re WiFi works on the Live CD before you commit to anything…!

  4. Short answer: Linux Mint.

    Longer answer: The world of Linux distros moves fast — even my round-up of netbook Linuxes is already out of date (I quite like Jolicloud, as it turns out).

    I could say you’re best off with an Ubuntu-based distro but honestly, it’s all so subjective — why not just download a bunch and see what you like?

    Just make sure you’re WiFi works on the Live CD before you commit to anything…!

  5. AC:

    Thanks–I’ll check out Linux Mint first.
    Of course, I’ll have to see what apps are now available to ensure I can move over without any pain. I haven’t used Linux for at least 2 years, so I’m sure the apps have proliferated even more than the distros….
    Cheers,
    Ed

  6. AC:

    Thanks–I’ll check out Linux Mint first.
    Of course, I’ll have to see what apps are now available to ensure I can move over without any pain. I haven’t used Linux for at least 2 years, so I’m sure the apps have proliferated even more than the distros….
    Cheers,
    Ed

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