Pardon the techie posts for those who cannot relate, but most of my readers -the 2 or 3 of you!- usually comment on this stuff.
So, after the reboot necessary in installing the obligatory firewall and anti-virus on XP, my wireless broadband connection dial pings HOST UNREACHABLE. I don’t have phone credits -mobile or landline- to call the Smart Bro hotline, so I went with whats logical: try to go online on Ubuntu.
And I was able to. After a few hours of partitioning trouble on a planned dual-boot, Ubuntu 6.06 is installed successfully, and would probably be my main OS now.
But you ask, how about Vista? I don’t have the funds to do a PC upgrade -I think my ASUS motherboard memory slots have gone way wonky already- and I only have 256MB of WORKING RAM. Ubuntu should tide my OS envy for now.
And how am I enjoying the ‘broadband speeds‘? I initially went for the online speed tests when the installer dudes found a signal in my area -amidst the number of towering trees- and found its just around 2-4x faster than dial-up. Now, I don’t think I’ll do some more benchmarking, since I really don’t have much of a choice in going online from the comfort of my home.
NOW, I CAN START UNPACKING. Ha ha.