Sunday, May 09, 2004
So, time to reveal what I've been working on for the last week. Basically, I've got so fed up of Microsoft's monopoly leveraging and underhand business tactics, not to mention the ever-present threat of virus infection on such an insecure platform as Windows XP, that I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and switch completely to Linux. To cut a long story short, I've been installing Linux from scratch. I've now got a system that boots; the only issues are a slight problem with my Ethernet connection and DVD/CD-RW drive. Oh yes, and the fact that I've only got command-line mode at the moment. I'm using my Mandrake 8.2 installation as a kind of backup operating system. I'm still amazed by how little space Linux takes up. On my Mandrake partitions, I've got KDE, the Sun JDK, umpteen tools, the kernel, loads of docs, OpenOffice.org, random other junk; and yet I'm still only using 1.5 GB of my root partition.