A man will die, but not his ideas.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Seven Days with Ubuntu
It has been a week now since I managed to install Ubuntu Breezy Badger
on my machine. And what can I say? Thanks Shiro
for suggesting Ubuntu. And Tarek
, thanks for the tip. Seven days and already I can't imagine how I managed to live with something like Windows. I feel sorry for all the wasted time during which I hesitated to make this shift.
I'm still not sure whether the IT8212 IDE RAID
controller problem has been solved or not since I did not move my HDD to the RAID controller after compiling the 2.6.14 Vanilla Kernel
with the performance patchset by Kon Colivas (thanks to this HowTo
). But hopefully I won't need to since the controller successfully identified my Sony CD-RW drive.
The only thing that is bugging me currently is the Real Media format. For some reason, the whenever I try to play files in that format using Real Player 10
, there is no sound. And if I try MPlayer
, both video and audio are choppy. Other than that everything is working wonderfully. I'm sharing my Internet connection with my brother's PC (he is still using Windows for stupid reasons) and am able to access and mount all his shares (thanks to Samba
is running brilliantly and I got many counterparts of the tools I was using on Windows installed. Check the following table that shows what I was using then and what I'm using now (might help new or wanna be migrators):
|Playing Various Media||Media Player Classic, VLC||MPlayer, VLC|
|Java Development||Eclipse/Sun JDK||Eclipse/Sun JDK|
|Anti-Virus||McAfee VirusScan||none (for now)|
|Firewall||McAfee Personal Firewall||Firestarter|
|Download Manager||FlashGet||Download 4 X|
|BitTorrent Client||Azureus, uTorrent||Azureus|
|eDonkey 2000 Client||eMule||aMule|
|IM||MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger||Gaim|
|Microsoft HTML Help (chm)||N/A||CHM Viewer, gnoCHM|
|Office Applications||MS Office, OpenOffice||OpenOffice|
|Text Editor||TextPad, jEdit||gedit, jEdit|
|FTP Client||WS_FTP Pro||gFTP|
|Web Server||IIS, Apache||Apache|
|Burn CD/DVD||Nero Burning ROM, Sonic Record Now||GnomeBaker, K3b|
A screenshot of my current desktopUpdate:
To save many people the trouble of figuring out what replaces what, in addition to the table above, check out this
transition guide from PC Mechanic
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