Finally had enough of the windows update problem on the laptop so I installed Linux. I got the lastest version ISO, but it had errors. So I used the 6.06 version of the ISO disk. It worked perfectly the first try. Network was online without me having to do anything as well. I ran 6.06 for a couple weeks with no major problems – but I did notice a “lag” in firefox browsing after leaving the browser open for a while.
Last week I upgraded to the latest Firefox – which was a different linux install experience for me – I just copied the uncompressed directory into the /usr/lib/firefox directory. I’m used to having to compile/run install scripts for linux installations.
Yesterday I told it to upgrade and now I’m running on Ubuntu 7.04– which has a code name of FiestyFawn. I don’t know what the code name means – but it feels good to be running linux… like I’m more responsible or something… the same feeling I get when I recycle. I suppose I feel that way because I’ve always been a software guy, and I call my self a professional developer – so I should know what I’m talking about… so I must drink the koolaide.