I wish I had listened to my buddy Bill Malchisky and switched from Red Had Desktop to Ubuntu a while ago. I had some serious Java issues on Red Hat that I did not want to work through so I just decided to go cold turkey and install Ubuntu 10.04 and just run with with it. Since I always kept all my volatile data on a secondary disk it was rather simple, I just downladed the iso file, burned a CD and installed over the existing Red Hat installation – after popping out the data drive so I don’t wipe it out by mistake.
I have not worked intesively with Ubuntu since V 8 so 10.04 was new to me. I did find myself fighting the urge to kick my own rear-end very soon as I should have moved a while ago! so much easier, more fun to work with, more software that can be installed without having to jump through hoops … I ain’t going back!!
My kids are in for new laptops/netbooks pretty soon and I guess Ubuntu is what they will be getting – saves allot of money for software … free is good!!
So, if you guys are looking for a quick and simple intro to Linux – go Ubuntu, it can’t get any easier than that. AND – Domino 8.5.2 runs REALLY well on it. In the words of Wayne Campbell ” Excelleeeeeeent!”