Surfing from a Ubuntu live CD

...which for most of you sounds exactly like "Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla."

I am trying not to over do it today, activity wise.

Last night was the deadline for tree trimming untill August, so I was out there in the front yard after dark, reaching as high as I could, cutting off some offending limbs. I felt it later on that's for sure.

All Toni's Linux talk has got me hankering a bit again, so late this afternoon I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version and created a CD run version of it. Very nice, in the functional sense.

It found my WiFi network and set it up. The fonts don't look as bad as they did even a year ago. The 4gig usb drive plugged in and was immediately useful. The SD Card in it's slot is nicely recognized and the partitioned drive where I store all my data is accessible to me from here.

The usb keyboard I use plugged right in and is wroking fine without even a hickup.

So, not bad at all

Especially for a system I am effectively running from my DVD rom.



  1. What do you mean by "deadline for tree trimming"? You mean nature's deadline or is there some city bylaw I'm not aware of?

  2. Well, a city thing and for Elm trees only and since I don't know what kind of tree it is out there I was trying to play my cards right.

    A police car drove by halfway through the exercise and didn't stop so I figured Cut away baby.

  3. I currently run Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on my laptop, and am actually sat here this very minute wearing a limited edition Hardy Heron T-shirt! It's a good operating system, I like it.

  4. yeah that's what I'm trying.

    Looks good and hey its always good to have a friend nearby who has some experience with it.

  5. Nope. Sorry. Still sounds like "blah blah blah blah blah"

  6. Is that some kind of African band/dialect?

  7. SharonK, close, it's in fact:

    "Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world."

    It's also a really cool Linux distribution, aiming to be 'Linux for human beings'.

  8. Glad you're having fun with it. Hope the cold etc is better soon - mine's been bad 2 weeks today, but this morning for the first time I don't feel dreadful. Good old antibiotics and prayer from those that love me.


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