Monday, November 23, 2009

Post 1012 - A Change of Heart?

Hello, gentle readers. It's getting late, and this post will be a short one. Newbie is getting pissed at me for being up so late.

I may have misspoken, miswritten, about linux. The flavour of linux on the asus eee is called Xandros. It is not considered a good version of linux. I can vouch for that one, as I was losing my mind trying to install the simplest of add on's last evening. I did everything I was supposed to do, everything, a few times, and it just didn't work. After a while, you lose confidence in yourself that you're screwing up a new-to-you operating system and lose sight of the fact that maybe the operating system itself is buggy.

A friend at work told me today that Ubuntu has a netbook version of its operating system. I checked out a web link and it looked nice. He installed it on a usb key this afternoon and ran it on the asus. It looked really sweet and I asked him to go ahead and install it on the computer, which he kindly did. He has taken it home to show his wife in case she wants to buy that computer or one like it. If she doesn't, then I'll have a fresh operating system with more free disk space, as soon as tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to playing with the computer and will tell you all about it.

Time to check my facebook and call it a night. It's a night.


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