Nothing to see here so just move along
Tonight I took Toni's advice and downloaded the ISO of Mandriva One, see how far Linux has come in the past few years.
Well, its come along way.
I ran it off of my DVD drive, so it wasn't a complete installation. But boy I had fun with some of the bells and whistles.
It said I needed a driver to run the properly recognized wifi card built into my laptop, which I couldn't get while i was running the system. But it easily recognized my usb drive I shoved in for the test.
Open office easily handled anything created in Wordperfect I threw at it. It also opened Word documents and it's own format created in Windows.
Open office also opened the Impress (think powerpoint) document I had made last week.
I don't feel confident enough yet to do a dual install on this dell laptop I have, or else I would try it.
And I'm not sure it would do everything I need it to do right now, but I was impressed.
And the eyecandy. The 3d graphics and squinching and turning the corners of the desktop to find a new clean one was just sweet.
It seemed to work too. From the media players to the office software, there were lots of sweet details. And i love the details.
Some images for you?
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Just turn the corner to the next desktop.
Impress runs my presentations. Including my mistakes.
And it handled my Wordperfect and Word documents with ease.
During the short time I had with it I was impressed.
But getting things done day by day would be a real test. I gotta work up the nerve to try that.