[sf-lug] Ubuntu User wannabe!

jim jim at well.com
Fri Jan 7 10:39:36 PST 2011

   the more recent a distribution, in general, the 
more likely it'll work with any particular computer 
(a matter of drivers being updated and added over 
time). so get Ubuntu 10.04, the Long Term Service 
edition or Ubuntu 10.10 (the most recent release) 
and try it out. if it works (be sure it really 
does work in all ways, get someone who's more 
savvy if you have doubts, even if they have to 
drive up from SF), then install it, probably as 
dual boot at first. 

On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 16:10 -0800, Molly Bee wrote:
> Re: Good Thing: "live CD" can be in the form of a "live dingle-dangle
> USB device"? Because netbooks generally don't have CD drives. Also,
> external CD drives in this neck of the woods are rare/ sketchy/ from
> the punkrock era.
> Re: Better Thing: Netbook Remix seems to adversely affect the mic on
> my model.
> Re: SF-LUG meetings: Sorry, no can do, jim. I  live not in SF, but in
> the land that knows no cypherpunks... but where huckleberries and
> black chanterelles do grow. Mendocino to SanFrandiculous is an all-day
> affair, 'specially in the summer when it's mandatory to stop off at
> the local swimming hole... and then there're all those wineries you
> have to do taste-by procedures... gah, not to mention the fruit stand
> that pulls you over and forces you to purchase entire lugs of heirloom
> apple varieties. But you are welcome to come up and visit! We have an
> extra futon in the Shibby Shack, and we just built-out a ceramics
> studio adjacent... you could come for a holiday and P.S. bring a Live
> CD and while you're at it, being so kind and capable, you could
> oversee the rewiring of the electric kiln, maybe switch out some heat
> coils and kick the thermocoupler into shape. 
> Re: Noisebridge Kickbacks: Yes please. Send me the shrubbery! P.O. Box
> 941, Mendocino, CA, 95460
> Re: Which Distroteca?: I've used Ubuntu lots and lots. I ran Hardy
> Heron on my still-gasping linux box. I have, back when pterodactyls
> still cavorted, used Fedora Red Hat, and have had a brief foray into
> the land of the Debian culture. I'm not leet enough to withstand the
> darkness, and prompt-command is beyond my ken. Arch? Madriva? not
> familiar.
> Re: People Who Hang Out with Me: The hippies up here still cling to
> their 70's lifestyle out between the redwood trees. I help /them/
> subscribe/ unsubscribe to a listserv, and, for gracious sakes, SIGN
> INTO THEIR EMAIL. A different technoculture. It's a wonder we use
> wifi, what with all the tin hatters quarreling about which frequency
> affects them more: Wi-Fi or the fracking Pigs, Greed, and Extortion
> Smart-Meters. Of slightly more technical help: the kitten and the dog.
> Re: Asheesh: is this PyClass Asheesh?
> Re: jim: CLONK! (full metal hugs)
> kaykaykaykaykay into the woods!
> Molly
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