I downloaded Kubuntu Linux 6.06 for my PC last night and installed it this morning dual boot with Windows XP. It took me a long time to figure out the partitions and then when it booted up I was just getting a blank screen. I figured out I had to also install the nvidia driver. Once I got it going it pretty much sucked. So I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu Linux for PowerPC and installed it on a 1.25 G4 eMac. Thats right, Linux on a Mac.
Ubuntu is waaay better than Kubuntu. It just has a better software package. Basically it just comes with Firefox instead of Konqueror for a browser. Only drawback that I am discovering is a lot of software isn’t written for PPC Linux. Basically I just tried to install the flash plug-in so that the YouTube videos on my blog would work and I discovered there wasn’t one. So that is sort of a disappointment.
Anyway, I am pretty excited about getting into Ubuntu, my only concern is that maybe I am so used to XP that I would miss it. I have been using XP almost exclusively for over 5 years now and I know it inside and out. Although Windows has never been considered much of a “user friendly” OS, it is something you grow used to. Although I do want to learn Linux more, but I don’t want to have to do research every time I want to install a new piece of software or hardware. I think I’ll give Ubuntu a chance in a dual boot setup on my PC for a while and see if I can get to a point where I’m not using Windows. I may also look into using Wine for any Windows apps that I cant find a Linux replacement for.
On a side note, I’m also thinking of installing The PPC server version of Ununtu on my Mac Mini. Does anyone have any cool ideas for what I could use a Linux server for in my house? Or even on the net, I do have 80k up speeds that mostly go unused.