13 July 2008

2 Years of Ubuntu

Today, 13 July 2008, marks 2 years since I first installed Dapper in preparation for going off to university. Yeah, I tried Damn Small Linux in a VM for a couple hours beforehand (had to make sure Linux had a GUI ;)), but insofar as using as my main system goes, today's my 2nd anniversary as a Linux user.


7 comments:

C. said...

Congrats! It's one thing to try something out but you stuck with it which is great. I've been using Linux now for about 5 or 6 years I think and as soon as I tried it, I knew I would never use anything else.
By the way, I'm running Intrepid Ibex Alpha 2 (upgraded from Alpha 1, previously Hardy) and running smooth still!

Mackenzie said...

Ah, I don't upgrade to unstable until at least the 3rd alpha :P No alpha 2 live cd though...bah! I was gonna at least test the hardware I have access to with that.

Eu gosto do meu nome said...

Happy Birthday!
On July 5 was my 20th birthday in real life =)
rsrsrs...

But seriously, good you are enjoing =)
I once was a slackware user, now I am running ubuntu 8.04...

C. said...

I totally understand not going with Alpha 1 on a production machine. My Ubuntu install is not my main OS so I can afford to run into problems with it.
(Un)fortunately lately I haven't had too much of a challenge getting things working when they release Alphas. I would say the main problem I have is that invariably the Nvidia driver rarely works properly after an update. In the worst case, I had to download the binary driver from the Nvidia site and use that instead instead the one from the repo worked. Other than that, I haven't really run into any other problems.
I should say that I have seen some dependency resolution issues as well but that is to be expected since they are syncing mirrors constantly with new packages. When I run into that, I simply just wait till the next day or so and there are always a lot more packages available to download and this typically resolves that issue.
I'd really like to see the Ubuntu version of Gnome add some enhancements that could be adopted upstream such as adding an option to disable Recent Documents.

Christopher said...

Congrats!

btw.. are you canadian you said " UNIVERSITY" instead of College and the date backards from how we do it in america? :P

--- Christopher

http://cmarlow480.blogspot.com/

Mackenzie said...

No, but I figure that since "university" is universally understood to mean 4-year while "college" in many places means what we call "junior college" or "community college" (a 2-year), I ought to go with the one that everyone will understand. A

And I put the date that direction because it's logical. Small, medium, large. When you put MM-DD-YYYY, it's medium, small, large, and that's just silly.

Julian said...

Congratulations!

I'm in my 10th year right now and I don't regret a day. Time goes by...

I actually even wrote my dissertation in vim. :D