Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Hello, Ubuntu

I'm posting this note using my spanking new Ubuntu 5.04 machine. I started my installation about an hour ago, and wrapped it all up with the Speedtouch 330 driver. Whoopee! I'm online now.

I was having some doubts as to whether it was my old hardware or my SuSE installation or the Speedtouch modem that was flaky. Luckily, I had another computer lying around from my aborted cybercafe project, so I decided to give Ubuntu a spin.

My copy of Ubuntu was courtesy of Miguel Arguelles, who just happened to be carrying two sets at the time that I met him last week.

With the speed of the install and the minimal Gnome interface, I'd say Ubuntu got a lot of things right. I'll be working with Ubuntu in the meantime to try to get a better feel of it.

Look! I'm using Debian now.


  1. I'm glad it didn't screw with you. -_- Apparently, except for the two CDs I gave away that day, all the Ubuntu CDs I had were corrupted. They borked with my bootloader for a while, and I had to reinstall Fedora Core before I could boot into anything again. I had to download and burn an ISO image of the latest version.

    Anyway, I still have the original pretty Ubuntu cases, and that's the important thing. :D

  2. Sir,

    I've searched the web for how-tos concerning the installation of speedtouch 330 usb modem and google directed to your blog. Would you share your know-how concerning this. I'm running Ubuntu the latest version. I've followed different how-to but it seems it doesn't for me.