2013 - I've built a Raspberry Pi and it's fun to use but
the graphics are not great so I can't see what I'm doing in the
Shell. It did rekindle my interest in Linux however and I bought
a cheap office computer from Tiger Direct, but the OEM Win 7 included
was slow as molasses in January, so I installed Debian Linux on
it (the Raspberry Pi had taught me that Debian in a good thing)
There have been enormous changes since my early Linux days in
2005. Downloading and installing software packages is a breeze
and today (March 19, 2013) I installed and FTP (Filezilla) program
and a WYSWYG webpage editor (KompoZer) and edited a webpage, no
I'll get back to the Raspberry Pi and tackle the graphics interface
by and by but, meanwhile, I'm learning some Linux happily on the
Debian 6.06 install.
RASPBERRY PI BARBIE
2005 - Ubuntu doesn't fly on my P133, Pentium
One. Bought an inexpensive Intel Pentium III 600 processor with
128MB RAM as a spare and upped the memory to 256MB. I use it as
as oasis away from the temptations of Windows and I haven't figured
out how to get Ubuntu to talk to my net D-Link yet.
I like Puppy because it is simpler to use. I will use its Live
Cd on my main machine.
DSL (Damn Small Linux) is neat as well http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
Beginning to find my feet with Linux. Have become addicted
to Nethack. Learned to write a script file and an 'alias'
command. Have found *some* of the files I installed with
RPM after figuring out how to 'mount' the CD ROM drive.
Figured out how to get Linux to read from the files in the Win98
partition (with the help of Expert's
Exchange). Upgraded to Red Hat 6.00 and Gnome is now operational.
Now that I have a GUI it's time to settle down to the command
prompt and learn some basic navigation and functionality commands
- with flags
("Like an army with banners")