Ubuntu For The Soul

Thursday was fantastic, and not just because I got home from work half an hour early (especially since I only came home early due to working through lunch). The new release of Ubuntu, code named Hardy Heron and version 8.04 of this Linux distribution, was released yesterday. It is an LTS (long term support) version of Ubuntu, which means it is very stable and full-featured, and I got to spend a lot of time playing with it yesterday.

I hope to have a couple of write-ups on the operating system next week. For one, I installed Ubuntu on an Asus EEE PC, which necessitated making my jumpdrive into bootable installation media. The second is that I installed it on my laptop, and I think I’ve got it working well enough (which is to say, it works perfectly!) to take with us on Sunday morning when April and I go somewhere to write before church.

I want to write a general review of the OS, so I’ll put that on my tech blog next week. In the meantime, I have a ton of fiction work to do over the weekend, and I’m really looking forward to diving into that on Saturday. I need to acquire the GURPS books tomorrow so I can reference them regularly.

Giddy is an apt word for me right now. Today was challenging and fun, and I got to help a teacher who will be showing open source software to her education students in the fall using the machine I set up. I feel like we’re moving in the right direction.

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