eeePC 901 and eeebuntu

A quick update: while I initially liked the default Linux installation on my eeePC (Xandros) I rather quickly began to dislike it when trying to install OpenOffice. It also felt… clunky. So, I did a bit of reading about some of the eeePC blogs out there and came across eeebuntu.

To cut a long story short, I installed eeebuntu (after much cursing and Googling) onto a 1GB USB stick to give it a test run. To my amazement, on first boot, eeebuntu looked amazing. I played with it for a few hours and decided to take the plunge and overwrite Xandros. And I haven’t looked back.

If you have any variety of eeePC, it’s certainly worth a look.

More soon.


Linux Training

This week I’m attending a number of Linux courses run by Well House Consultants. So far we’ve covered the basics of Linux and an introduction to Linux administration. Thursday and Friday will cover the beginnings of Linux web servers, so I have my tinfoil hat wedged firmly on my head this week.

It’s great to finally have many of the holes in my knowledge of Linux filled in. I’ve been tinkering with it for years now, mostly learning how to do things ad-hoc, but I had begun to crave some formal training to see some of the ways it should be done properly.

If you’re looking for Linux training (or pretty much any Open Source programming language), I couldn’t recommend them enough.

Link: Well House Consultants