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Jul. 21st, 2006 @ 04:00 pm SLEDding
Current Location: Provo
Current Music: none
Since I'm here at Novell in Provo at a conference, I have a DVD of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to use. I've partitioned my laptop (which the install will do for you automatically, shrinking your Windows partition) and am running it.

I have the ATI driver and desktop effects running. Very cool, until the computer froze up while I was spinning my four virtual desktops in a cube around, and the bootloader wouldn't start until I booted with the DVD and repaired the filesystem.

I'm actually going to try and live in Linux for a while, see what happens. I already have several things that don't work right (my BlackBerry won't charge for instance since there's no Linux driver for it) but it's probably a 90% solution at this point. I can't wait to hook up my scanner at home and hook up to the network print server.

Oh, and the GW7 Linux client isn't as good as they would have you believe. It just freezes up at times, and it is missing features from the GW7 Windows client, which I've gotten quite attached to.
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Date:July 22nd, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
Nice. I've been running Ubuntu pretty much 100% on my laptop since the newest stable release came out. It picked up wireless and everything with very little work. So have fun.