The experiment is set to begin in less than 10 days and now is the time to settle on all of those little decisions that still need to be made.
Everything is a-O‘K’!
The very nature of this experiment is to be thrown into uncertain territory and see how things pan out. An example of this is in the desktop environment front. As such I have decided to use the K Desktop Environment, or KDE for you laymen :P, because unlike GNOME I have very little experience with it. Besides if I end up hating it I can always switch back!
Bigger is Better
As for my choice of download I am currently torrenting the Fedora x86_64 DVD release. This should not only provide me my KDE desktop, but also the biggest selection of initial installable packages. Very nice!
Am I Forgetting Anything Else?
I don’t think so. Well except that my laptop delivery is still a bit iffy. I’ll keep you posted on that as things go forward.
Hi everybody! I’m Sasha, and I’ve joined the project experiment. I will be running some Linux distribution, essentially chosen without any forethought or regard for the consequences of my decision. Probably Linux Mint. It’s green, and green is environmentally friendly.
Like Tyler, I’ll be doing this on a brand new laptop, which is scheduled to ship and/or arrive August 24. Unlike Tyler, I haven’t bothered to contact Dell about the status of my laptop, so I take it on good faith that it will arrive on time and properly built (ha!).
I’m not particularly good with computers. To give you an idea: I just spent 25 minutes trying to add this e-mail account to Thunderbird. Hopefully I can learn something from this experience. Wish me luck!
Hi, all. Just a fair heads up that I’ll be relatively incommunicado as I head out on vacation until August 30th. I hope that everyone else on here can keep you entertained enough until I return (with two days left before experiment start! Ack!)