long way. I had an old P3 based box upstairs and I got a wild hair to try Linux again. I’ve installed and used Linux through the years but always went back to a Windows based system for a lot of reasons, primarily user interface. Well, that reason is gone. I burned an ISO image of Debian on my Windows PC, fired up the extra computer with the CD in place, answered a few questions, then let it install from the net. Wow. Totally smooth install, download speeds much faster than any Windows program ( the DHCP is much more stable) and had a complete system up and running for free. Literally. Web, email, office apps, movies, burners, etc. Totally impressive. I’m blogging this one using Firefox 1.5 with the Performancing extension, same as I do for Windows. Well, if it’s the same, why do it? It’s free! This old machine would barely run under XP, it’s flying right now. The eye candy in the KDE Xwindows system is incredible compared to Windows. The only trouble I had was in getting the ancient 19″ CRT monitor to work right, after that it was nothing.
Way cool. Late.