Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Irony

Nothing is ever just simple right? Everything has got to be a problem.

I forgot that one of the reasons I retired this lappy is because the CD/DVD Drive is kaput. Look it up, Toshiba Piece of Crap CD drive I believe is what it is called, or TPCCDD for short.

Well, what this equals is cannot run Live CD or install via CD Drive. This leaves me with a couple of options, install virtual box running Ubuntu or boot from a pen drive.

For the time being, I installed the virtual box on my desktop to take it for a test run. And what a test run it was! I can't believe I have waited so long to try out this OS, part of the reason being I did not want to go throught the hassle of partitioning my drive, but now, Wubi makes this very easy.

Love the UI, straight forward and easy to navigate. I did choose to switch the taskbars so my application menu is on the bottom, still clinging to the Windows setup a bit I think. I skinned it up a bit with the Crux theme. What can I say, I'm a girl, love the purple :). But what I really love is changing the theme did not slow down my computer one bit, in fact, I have never seen my tower run this fast.

Also love the workspaces, it is almost like having duals monitors with out the hardware. I was a bit turned off at first because it kind of looked like a Mac, and if you know me, you know how I feel about Macs. Swaping the task bars helped a bit, but I really need to figure out how to hide my desktop icons next.

I am still a bit confused with installing applications. I was reading up at Lifehacker about the Top 10 Ubuntu applications that I should have, but I don't understand the packge that I need to install first? I also have yet to have a run in with the Terminal, which I believe is the most intimidating part of running Linux.

More to come folks, I have just started.

No comments: