Update: Laurel And Hardy… well Arch actually
“What’s new this week Dan?” Well, I’m glad you asked me that question. I’ve been busy as ever getting up to all kinds of open source and Linux related shenanigans (Love that word and it’s criminally underused). I’ve been testing out Arch Linux finally after much delay and procrastination. It’s gonna be a few days before the review is ready I’m afraid but it’s been really interesting so far and with the help of the very well written documentation, I’ve got Arch installed with a Gnome desktop. There’s still a lot to do and I hope to get into that tomorrow but I’ve been busy testing a few things this week so far.
Last Friday (April 19th) I downloaded the latest daily build of Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and installed it on my Dell XPS m1330n, I later found out that this was the release candidate but I didn’t know that at the time. I’ve been running it a few days now and I have to say it’s working well. I should write a proper review I suppose and I’ll try to get to that soon. It’s far from perfect in my eyes but it’s definitely a good distro with a lot going for it. The reason I installed it was because we scheduled a special episode of Linux Outlaws for the Hardy release, I thought it might help if I’d actually tried it before we talked about it… “that’s never stopped you before!” I hear you cry 🙂
So it’s the big day then, Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS (to give it it’s full title) is out and ready for download. The servers may be busy as there’s a bit of a rush on but if you’re interested you can go and get it RIGHT NOW!
Episode 35 of Linux Outlaws is also out to coincide with that so if you want to hear our opinions on it head over to www.linuxoutlaws.com and have a listen ch-ching hehe 🙂
I’ll write up some thoughts on Hardy and probably publish before the weekend, just to those of you unfamilar with my superhuman abilty to avoid work, “probably” means “probably not” in this case ok? I’ll do my best though promise. For now it’s back to fiddling with this Arch install and trying to get everything working before the review of doom ™ watch this space, not for too long without a break though or your eyes will get sore. Take care and remember to keep it open source, you know it makes sense.