Saturday, January 27, 2007

Kubuntu on my laptop

Update: Snapshot of my Kubuntu (Live) desktop



I've been wanting to do this for such a long time, have finally managed it today !!

Running Kubuntu on my computer - just for the heck of it (all those rave reviews have indeed caught my fancy and attention for a long time now) !

My two desktop computers at home are dead for some time now (hopefully getting them repaired this weekend). My home laptop being used by my wife runs Win XP Home and can't be touched for my experiments ;-) Work laptop runx Win XP Pro and can't actually be messed either.

However, thanks to Kubuntu's Live/Install CD, I'm right now running the live version of Kubuntu on my work laptop without any problem ! And, am writing this post via it. Ain't it cool ?!

Now, to figure out where I'll actually install it.

(Will put up the desktop snapshot later).

3 comments:

NKS said...

Don't SUSE provide the same ? Anyway, even I have Kubutu at my home pc and my son likes the Sokoban game well.

Krish said...

cool !!! ubuntu rocks!!!

Do u know why NKS recommeds SUSE??

:)

Sudhir Parasuram (Lakkaraju) said...

I know I know :)

SUSE was (and probably still is) a well acclaimed Linux platform.

However, given that they are now sleeping in bed (or at least deep in the trenches) with the "other side", something bugs me a lot ! :)

Well, more than anything else, it's just that I've heard some good reviews and wanted to try playing with it for a brief period of time.

However, since I heard all those good things, I've also heard some hardcore linux-geeks tell that it's not that great either and that core-debian/redhat/fedora (can't remember exactly which 2 of those 3) are indeed far better in so many aspects nowadays (including end user ease of maintenance).

Anyway, it's probably just a phase (for me) and I still haven't yet figured out where to install it :)