Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ubuntu Unleashed!

I have managed to convert my wife to using Linux, specifically, Ubuntu.

She didn't actually have a great deal of choice. We have a laptop which has developed a faulty disk controller. Sometimes it recognises the HD, most of the time it doesn't. Tried different HDs, same problem.

So, do we bin the laptop, or find a way of making it work without a hard disk?

The answer to my need was found at

I now have a fully functioning installation of XUbuntu (the lightweight version of Ubuntu) working on the aptop. I've even got the integrated Broadcom wireless network card working without the need for Ndiswrapper. It includes OpenOffice, Firefox and Thunderbird, plus the Linux version of Solitaire -everything she could possibly need.