Linux, Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, and Me

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Linux, Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, and Me May 21, 2007 I’ve been a part of the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative for a long time, and I’ve been advocating for the use of open source software in the nonprofit sector for years. But here’s Ubuntu week 1, not edited or smoothed out. My first step was to make sure the laptop booted.

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Giving up, a little

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Giving up, a little August 6, 2007 As you might know, I migrated from using a MacBook Pro laptop as my primary desktop, to eating my own dogfood, as it were, and using Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop.

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Linux ready for the desktop?

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August 9, 2007 It’s been 7 weeks of using Ubuntu 7.04 (better known as Feisty Fawn) as my primary desktop. The only time I shut down this laptop is when I’m taking it somewhere, which is relatively rarely. I have no problem getting just about all of my work done using Ubuntu. I’m looking forward to Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10

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Frustrations

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In Kubuntu, the distribution of Ubuntu I had installed, the WPA-enabled Network Manager isn’t installed by default (or at least it seemed not to have been installed when I did it – could have been my fault.) But what I realized was that the whole WPA thing with my laptop added to the pile of “little problems I haven’t solved yet.&#

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Goodbye Microsoft…

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Goodbye Microsoft… March 29, 2007 Just today, I received in the mail some Sony Vaio Picturebook laptops, courtesy of Gavin’s regular potlatch program. My next step, after installing the basic Debian system, is to switch the install to Ubuntu. at 5:33 am Which Ubuntu? Then, I tried to install Ubuntu (Edgy Eft) via netboot.

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Leaving Apple Behind

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I’m actually quite happy – I can run both Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I like Android (and my Droid 2 phone) a lot. And, of course, using Ubuntu on the desktop is fun. I’ve been through a pretty interesting transformation in the last 2 months. I’ve gone from being a Mac/iPhone user, to being a ThinkPad/Android user, and not looking back.

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Why I won’t be buying Leopard

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at 2:57 pm As someone who started with an Apple II, then a Pineapple(clone), then a Timex-Sinclair 1000 & 2068, then Performa 450, then PowerComputing(clone), then PC’s with Win98 and now Ubuntu, I guess I understand. at 7:57 pm You make some very good points and I think I will “go Ubuntu&# too. have you thought about which laptop might be best to load Ubuntu up on?

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Linux desktops?

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At some point, when I’ve saved up enough pennies, I’m going to buy a Mac laptop again. I think it can also work for the folks who perhaps use laptops as their primary machines, and don’t do anything except email and web. I use Ubuntu on a dual-boot (XP) machine. One minor point: have you tried Twhirl on Ubuntu? I’ve had one of the Dell 1420Ns sold with Ubuntu for a year now, and at this point all four of those things seem easy.

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