Saturday, March 29, 2008

Livin' La Vida Linux

I finally have the speedy laptop computer I knew this one could be. I mentioned before how I pulled out the original hard drive containing my Windows Vista installation and replaced it with a new drive onto which I loaded PCLinuxOS Mini-Me 2008. This is the first Linux distro I have found that supports everything in my Gateway MT3705 lappy, and this baby now boots up quickly, has so far run smoothly (with a couple of notable exceptions that were my fault), and is very stable. I also have toyed around more with Compiz-Fusion, and the snazzy desktop effect it gives are phenomenal. Still, they are a bit experimental, so for everyday use, I have C-F turned off.

I like PCLOS Mini-Me, as it gives you a quick, minimalist setup, onto which you can use apt-get or Synaptic to install whatever other programs you like. Using the Wine libraries, I even have the Windows version of Adobe Photoshop running on this computer. Not bad!

Another distribution of Linux, the venerable Suse Linux, is now owned by Novell. They have put together some clever spoofs of the "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" ads by Apple. They are pretty good, so I figured I'd share them here. Besides, wouldn't you rather have a babe like Linux working with you than the stodgy PC guy or the "thinks he's hip" Mac guy?

PC & Mac get caught running Linux!

Are there more than 2 choices?

Pleather! Hahahaha

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