With the birth of our baby girl, my girlfriend and I decided to move back home until we found a real house. We didn’t want to raise our children in an appartment. After a couple of months we finally found something we liked. In the mean time we already bought it and are living in it. There is still plenty of things to be done, but we can live in it, be it somewhat messy but still beats living at home 🙂
The requirement was that I also had my own room to put my computer stuff. Luckily for me this point is checked 🙂 I managed to setup my linux computers again. Finally I can get back to working on a Linux desktop. You might tell me, use it at work or on your laptop. Well actually at work we are obliged to use their windows systems. It is managed by there sysadmins and they do a good job so I won’t bother them. I can do my daily tasks (be it somewhat slower then on a linux machine). So I figured I buy a new system where I could install a fresh ubuntu on. The only requirement there was that it was kick ass laptop (high res,7200 rpm disk,17″ screen + keypad). So I bought a Dell XPS. I got it delivered with windows XP on it. I tried booting into the ubuntu live cd, no go, tried installing fedora, no go … Still have to try Suse but I haven’t got my hopes up. I should have known that this was too exotic hardware to work out of the box. For now I’ll use my macbook at work and use the Dell with win XP as is. As soon as the next releases come out, I’ll give them a try until they finally boot.
Hmm, I’m drifting a bit 🙂 I just wanted to let you know I’m back using Linux on my machines and boy have I missed it. All the applications you need freely available and if needed customizable at your very own needs! hmmm