Mission: Linux Migration
One fine day, I was reading a very interesting blog post: Choosing a Free Linux Distribution for a server. In doing so, I opened three tabs in my browser: openSuse, CentOS, Fedora. Three linux distributions to download and experiment with (have fun with to the max until uni resumes) ! 😀
I started to download openSuse – I had always wanted to download it and give it a try – at Softel Triolet, I was trying to download it at work (sucking the bandwidth when the manager is not here :D). but unfortunately, couldn’t download it 😦
Whilst downloading from FlashGet, the iso file was being stored in my FAT32 partition (fat32 so that Ubuntu can read it, maybe). The problem there was a write to file error: please use SCANDISK utility! I googled the solution which was: to convert the partition to NTFS to support more than 4 GB download. and Partition Magic Pro 8 did the work!
openSuse Installation was quick and I am very happy with it!
I am happy to blog from openSuse 11! Yupi, that’s freedom. I want to get rid of Windows as soon as possible:
Now the cool stuff that I want the OS to provide me with:
1. Flash plugin for firefox
2. HP laserjet p1006 driver and good configuration
3. Disc Burning Utility
4. My laptop features – hotkey, bluetooth, standby etc
5. My software:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Flash
- QuarkXpress/ Adobe InDesign
- Blender/ Maya
- Google Desktop ( I like it a lot)
- Microsoft Visio, Project
- Windows Media Player/ powerDVD
7. Tortois CVS
8. Adobe PDF pro
Elo openSuse, bye bye Windows, slowy but surely, the Microsoft Empire will melt down, especially in times of Hot waves of Recession!
A warning sign (Disclaimer): I don’t want this migration to automatically tag me as: anti-Microsoft Geek. My reason for doing so can be found here on my all time favourite blog coding horror.