Friday, April 13, 2007

No more dual booting

Today I installed Ubuntu 6.10 on my main home machine, replacing a dual boot Ubuntu 6.06/WinXP setup. As I type, WinXP is installing into a VirtualBox virtual machine. These days, the only Microsoft software I really ever need to use is Visual Studio. We'll see how it goes...

So far, Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft") seems to be quite nice---Ubuntu just gets better and better. Getting the nvidia-glx drivers to work was a bit of a pain, however; for a while X wouldn't start, but after some random fiddling I got it working. (I still don't know exactly what I did.) It's really my fault for buying an nvidia card, although frankly I don't know what graphics card you're supposed to get if you actually want it to work under Linux.

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