Fedora 13 LXDE

June 22, 2010

Hi everyone, I am slowly getting all the computers in my life updated.   And the Old IBM laptop’s XP finally came strange end with the network card not working.  I had remembered that Open Solaris 2008 had a great networking manager that showed very clearly if the network connection was working.  So installed from a live CD and sure enough it was a XP issue and not a hardware issue.  With Open Solaris future in flux I thought that even though I really like the desk top and how clean and clear it is I thought well Fedora needs to be looked at.  A very old Pentium M in it with 1GB Ram and 20GB disk.  with my Ubuntu running Gnome and my Debain running KDE 3.5/Slack 13.1 KDE 4.0  I thought why not have another look at Fedora LXDE Spin.  Its an certified offering from Fedora.  Not a none sponsored community spin.  (Like Hotdog)  I found the installation really straight forward.  I did it the same way all machines have with 10GB for the OS, 1 GB Swap and the rest in a /home partition.  This makes it really easy not to have to do the disk the transfer.  The hardest part of distro upgrades for me is the data so having a /home partition is much better.  Also in Fedora’s favor was a great help with the codex’s, a real repo for Adobe products.  On each machine except the Debain I have Firefox, Chrome, Seamonkey, opera, Adobe Flash installed.    It was pretty easy.  With the RPM using su more than sudo was very interesting.  Overall the the LXDE worked on 224mb of ram, I found the CPU was the hardest on the system with all the updates taking 100% CPU.  About as fast as Puppy Linux but with more options for software.

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Ubuntu 10.4

June 16, 2010

I know have three machines running 10.04 two netbooks an Asus 701 and a Toshbia 100NB.  I also have it on a desk top but the video for some reason has trouble.  the screen gets black and white patches and the system locks.  I find that the ubuntu one does not sync well and that the registration will easy the application has a lot of trouble with the sync.  But I like that with Ubuntu 10.04 everything came no special repos needed.  I did have to get opera off their site but that was it.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

June 3, 2010

Good Day it has been a while since I posted sorry life just starts.  I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on my two netbooks and one desktop. It seems to be a fine linux distro.  I still run 8.04 on some of my older workstations/servers at work though as the cpu type is the last supported release.

The Mac buttons do require some getting used to and I really wish that I could choose thunderbird as the email client in the special panel section instead of the default gnome email client.

Ubuntu one is taking a long time to sync it worked better with 9,10 in my opinion.

I noticed from Dave Yates that he went back to debian.  I might have done it to but the install is really easy and I can have all of the applications I want.  On the netbooks I have found 10.04 to be very manageable with no need for flux box or xfce.

Another great feature about 10.04 is they finally got the usb creator to work and have a way to save documents to it with no hassle it is really easy to use. I upgraded all my machines with it.  (Another reason I did not use fedora 13 or debain stable)