A new distro

Not really ever getting into Mandriva, I thought I’d try out something different for the extra box that I have sitting under my desk.

this time it’s Ubuntu. From the site:

“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”. Ubuntu also means “I am what I am because of who we all are”. The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world

So far, I’m diggin’ it. Unlike Mandriva, it doesn’t come pre-installed with every known app under the sun. It also doesn’t give you a bazillion different ways to configure the computer easily. It’s also using the Gnome desktop instead of KDE, which I think I like better too.

I would have to say that if you are looking for a windows replacement, Ubuntu would be a pretty good way to start. Since I’m way more comfortable with this distro, I’m sure I’ll be using it more and keep you posted.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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