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Re: Trying different distros, and playing with XP

__/ [ ray ] on Monday 03 April 2006 04:42 \__

> On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 00:04:08 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Kier ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 23:26 \__
>> Welcome back, Kier.
>>> I've spent the last few days playing musical distros, having a bit of a
>>> change around. SO now I've got SUSE 10 on my new laptop, and Debian Sarge
>>> on my old one.
>>> I'd never installed Debian before, and found it to be fairly easy, but I
>>> then had a few problems getting X up and running, and had to do some
>>> Googling and guessing to get it working. Pleased with it so far. I've
>>> always wanted to try a pure Debian system. I'm going to try upgrading to
>>> Etch once I've sorted out how it's done.
>> HP are selling (Ubuntu) Linux laptops these days. They start with SA and
>> will probably expand this once the experiment is shown to have been a
>> success.
> I thought they were going with Linspire.

Oops. Of course. My mind must have been wandering when I wrote this, possibly
because the Shuttleworth association is distracting. At some stage, however,
I believe they considered Ubuntu or hadn't determinded abything (it dates
back to last summer). Lispire was a surprising (shocking?) final choice, but
the laptops will be compatible with merely any distribution, shall one
choose to switch (upgrade?).

Best wishes,


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