hardy heron!


So over the weekend, I finally got a lot of housework done.  Cleaning the toilet and mopping the floors?  Not quite.  More like consolidating my home servers and finally getting down to installing linux on my main machine for use as my primary OS.  I first narrowed the list down to Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora Core 9 because both offer large support communities and the maintenance releases are fairly frequent.

I tried installing Ubuntu first, but ended up having some difficulties while installing the proprietary Nvidia driver.  Then i installed FC9 without a hitch.  Everything ran very smooth and I was even starting to like the yum update manager.  Then I realized that I had left the power cable to the video card unplugged while installing Ubuntu, so just to satiate my curiousity, I reinstalled Ubuntu and PRESTO!  It worked flawlessly.

I’m going to write up an article some time this week that goes into finer granularity concerning my Ubuntu 8.04 install and customization.  Until then, I’m still searching around for linux replacements to accomplish all my common tasks and needs…

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