Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Hopin’ Source

So, you’re probably wondering where that review of Linux is that I promised a few weeks back. In response, I’m going to encourage you to learn a little patience. Seriously though, I don’t really think I can write a review yet, since I’m still not up and running at full speed.

A few things I can say are that it takes some time and skill to get things working the way you’d like (two things I have very little of) and be sure that your hardware will all work with your particular build of Linux. I had to switch from Ubuntu to Xubuntu (which is a sort of lightweight version of Ubuntu) and it’s running much better.

I still have yet to install my media codecs, Bit Torrent software, FTP software and functioning CD burning software (the default burner doesn’t finish discs). I have a media player that works with my iPod, but I haven’t had the time to configure it yet… there are bigger fish to fry right now… like how come my keyboard is screwed up?

In non-Linux news (now that I’ve scared away the non-nerds), a midday dentist appointment means that I get some quality reading time on the TTC (it’s quite a commute to the dentist’s office). I’m also hoping to jot some notes on a few ideas for the re-launch of SilentTalkie (coming in less than a month!).


4 Comments so far

  1. SSS January 25th, 2007 10:07 am

    So I’m not supposed to comment on this post right? To make you stop writing about linux? Is that how it works?

    You can use Azureus for bt. You can FTP using FireFTP (if you are using Firefox) or you can just use Nautilus if you are using Gnome.

    Are you still using Xubuntu or are you back to normal Ubuntu?

  2. Dave January 25th, 2007 10:27 am

    Normal Ubuntu. Xubuntu was slowly collapsing on me. The Xfce desktop was crashing, which is awesome.

  3. Andrew January 25th, 2007 4:15 pm

    Ah come on Dave, we are all dying for a Linus review! don’t leave us hanging!

  4. Dave January 25th, 2007 4:31 pm

    A ‘Linus’ review? He sucks his thumb and isn’t funny. How’s that? 😉
    I’m holding off on the review until everything is up and running. I’m thinking it’ll be next week or so.

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