Sunday, February 10, 2008

Three OS Family

We're now a three OS Family. OS X on my MaxBook Pro, Windows on the PC and now Ubuntu Linux on our Lenovo Laptop. We've had Windows on it for a year and a half and I'ved had to restore Windows multiple times. The latest crash took out the built in restore system. Sarah uses OpenOffice for some of her group meetings, we use Firefox for email, browsing etc. Only other thing we've used for is picture editing with Picassa while on vacation last year. All of those things are available on Linux so instead of fighting with Windows I thought Ubuntu was worth a try.

Install was very simple, it even walked me through setting up the WiFi for my Broadcom card. Googleing Broadcom and Linux brings up all sorts of horror stories, but most of them are from a couple of years ago. Ubuntu 7.10 handled it with ease. If it runs for 6 months without corrupting Systems files it will have out performed Windows XP.

- Peace

3 comments:

PsySal said...

Welcome to the club!

Brother Maynard said...

Welcome away from the dark side. If you get corrupt system files now, almost guaranteed it's a hardware problem... in 6 months, you should pretty much not have to even reboot once.

Sarah said...

Also comes with Pidgin messenger, which allows you to enable multiple accounts on various different IM systems quite easily.