Monday, May 15, 2006

Xubuntu Rocks

After 5 hours (yes, 5 hours) of installation, I got Xubuntu 6.06 Beta 2 installed on an IBM Thinkpad 385ED. This bad boy has a 167mhz Pentium with MMX, and has been upgraded to 81megs of RAM. It previously had Damn Small Linux installed (and before that, Windows 98). After the install I have 633megs of space left on a 1.8gig drive.

The installation was painless, if not incredibly long. Most of the time was spent installing the language packs, but other than that I did not have any issues. All of the hardware seems to have been picked up except for the sound card, which I'll get around to later, and a strange bug with the video card. The LCD supports 800x600 as the native resolution, but XServer had me set it to 1024x768 (yet still runs at 800x600).

Battery seems to be holding up, and Firefox is actually quicker on this machine. I really only need this machine to get online and to be a terminal for Remote Desktop into my Windows machine and for NX Client into my other machines.

All in all, I'm very happy.

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