Ubuntu Linux: A Windows-killer
Took home the hard drive sitting in the bottom drawer of the cabinet, and installed Ubuntu Linux on it. Was the easiest Linux install I ever did. 20 minutes to roll through the installer (only difficulty to try to think a partitionning scheme), and then 40 minutes to setup my programs and the graphical user interface stuff (over Gnome). Linux is not what it used to be. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux with releases every 6 months. It's teh shit, basically. All my devices work too! Sandisk ImageMate, the integrated sound, the network card, dual monitors... Only downside is the media stuff. Movies are iffy (no Windows32 codecs), and no Flash (but only because I run on a 64-bit chip, and Flash doesn't come for 64-bit architecture - not yet at least).
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