Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Aug. 19 2005,10:58
I just tried the liveCD of 5.04, and I must say that I was disappointed. After taking probably three times as long as DSL to start (on a 2GHz machine), there didn't seem all that much of interest on there, nothing more than I fit on a 185MB myDSL disk, and my wireless network wasn't recognised. But the real perplexing thing was that it didn't give me access to my harddrives! There was absolutely nothing under /mnt, and I couldn't see any mounting system anywhere. And this is with plain old FAT32!
When I get a new hardrive (hopefully shortly), though, I do intend trying out a full install. I haven't had a full install of a "proper" linux desktop in years, so I intend really exploring just how close I can get to living an MS-free existence... will need to see if some things run under WINE though, as there are a few definite things, like FlashMX2004, that I need, which don't have native replacements or ports.
"I find your lack of penguin disturbing"
- Darth Tux