Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Back to the Future

Yeah. That's Linux in the screen cap above, specifically Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa) based on Ubuntu 8.04. Running from the Mint 5 Live CD. After reading about the troubles another user had with Mint 6 and his move from Mint 6 back to Mint 5, I decided to download the Mint 5 ISO and boot europa with it.

And it's amazing. Everything. Just. Bloody. Works. Everything.

I can see everything on the existing partitions, I can run all my ripped content, I can even stick a DVD in the other drive and it comes up and plays. Automatically. In freaking Totem. And Flash is there. With full multi-media, which means I can go anywhere. To places like CNN video. Or YouTube. Places like that. With absolutely no hassles.

It's too late to do anything further tonight, but I'm sorely tempted to install Linux Mint 5 on europa, when I have the time, and then just leave it the fsck alone.


  1. I've told you humdred of times to give Mint a try. I'm happy you are happy with a Linux Distro.


  2. I'm glad that you're happy with Mint 5!
    Like I said on my blog, let's hope that Mint 7 will be a step in the right direction, or I'm gonna stay with Mint 5 and Zenwalk 6.

  3. Ha ha! I read that you'd given up on Linux, mostly due to openSUSE 11.1. I can't say that I blame you as that distro version has been pure frustration for me as well and I agreed with your sentiment that enough was enough. It does wear down your patience.

    But , now I see that you are back at it again. Like a crack addict, you are Linux' bitch. Me too. Welcome back. Misery loves company.

    I'm now trying Ubuntu 9.04


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