Ubuntu Days Are Here At Last

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.



6 thoughts on “Ubuntu Days Are Here At Last”

  1. “I donÒ€ℒt have phone credits -mobile or landline- to call the Smart Bro hotline, so I went with whats logical: try to go online on Ubuntu.”

    – smart bro dude? daming neggy feedback jan. Pero it may be better than PLDT DSL. πŸ˜† i dunno. i don’t have BB at home. πŸ˜›

  2. Dude, the landline nga is going to be converted to prepaid, kasi di practical na mag plan kami sa landline, at di naman kami -ng kuya ko- tumatawag masyado. A pre-paid plan is actually ideal.

    As for Smart Bro, sino pa ba nagcacater sa consumer ng ganito? Ok na rin, kasi nga, kahit 2 days pa lang, sulit na so far.

  3. well, for Smart Bro, as long as there are few subscribers in your area, the service should be good, pero pag madami na, gadz. good luck. πŸ˜†

    Meron naman globe dsl di ba? pero still, i dunno if they provide better service than others. have you considered cable? maganda feedback ng friends ko na naka-cable eh.

    available kaya jan sa inyo?

  4. Dude, I’ve only lived in two different locations, and here’s almost always the setup: us, then squatters all around, save for 2-3 token proper houses. Ngayon ka lang, merong low-cost subdivision housing na rin na nagbo-block ng plenty of fresh bukid air.

    Smart Bro -despite average expectations- is ok na.

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