Well I have finally moved into my place and have discovered 2 things.
1: My desktop is dead…well at least to a point where a Linux Live CD won’t help.
2: My Data Structures & Algorithms class will be using Java 1.5
Well #2 is more of a annoyance than a real problem (I use Java 1.6). As for #1 I was planning to use my desktop to try and update Ubuntu. It used to run 8.10 before it died (I’m sure it’s just some simple hardware problem). Well at least most of my stuff from there is backed up elsewhere. Guess it pays off to be paranoid. Besides it is probably a good idea to do that before even attempting to upgrade you system, no matter how fool proof the process is said to be.
As things are now I will either buy another desktop around January 1, 2010 or a new laptop around that same time. Either way, I will be putting Ubuntu on it, hopefully a 32 bit version. The only real pain I for see is getting the wireless card to work, but other than that everything I need to change I have previously documented the process for; either on this blog or another location.
Guess in my next post I’ll talk about one of my biggest peeves of working with a functional Ubuntu installation. The default terminal size.