Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Feb 25, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments


I have a friend who has decided to get a new computer. The old one just doesn’t seem to be able to handle the load on it.

This is rather amusing, as the “load” is the use of a web browser. I asked and that is pretty much the sum of the computer use. I guess there may be a game of solitaire in there somewhere, but that is supposedly the entire sum of the computer’s existence.

This article is called “opportunity” and I decided to take the opportunity to take them down a different path. Linux Mint. This is a Ubuntu based distro that goes out of it’s way to be a desktop OS. It’s clean, simply laid out and I have to admin, relatively pretty. The green scheme doesn’t really do it for me, but that is my problem. I know I could have tried PC-BSD or Ubuntu or some other item, maybe even puppy :), but I wanted this to be painless and easy to keep up to date. They will be taking the machine this weekend and I’m hoping they won’t even realize it’s another OS until a little later. If you have the opportunity to get someone else over to the Linux side, this may be the distribution you want to use. The URL is

Highly amusing... and so true! Roles...

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