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lets experiment now shall we?

as i remember correctly, i have a friend who's very into alternative operating systems for his computers. when we were in high school we had dreamed of a quad processor g5 tower. he wasn't much into windows. a few years back he introduced me to ubuntu. basically its a linux based operating system. a capable alternative to mainstream windows or even mac(dunno la about this) he needed to use a work place address so that he could request for the installation cds to be sent. he asked if i could use my office address.

i said okay. i was curious also of what the whole system is about. i think this was back in 2004 or 2005. so in the end i got myself a bunch of ubuntu installation cds which i never managed to try.

anyways, i noticed that dol has since become an expert in the whole ubuntu gig. i didn't know why but the other day i was again curious at what ubuntu had to offer. so i downloaded the installation cd and made a bootable disk from the iso i torrented.

the installation went smoothly enough. there's a dual boot option so u can always go back to windows, if u want. i must say that i just love the user interface. the main concerns that i had was if the 8.10 build can detect all the hardware of the computer. so far no problems. the first challenge was to set up the izzi internet connection.

a quick googling and i found my answer. i may not be a geeky programmer but what i'm really good at is following instructions. so that's pretty much sorted. and then there was this bit with sharing internet connections. which i still haven't got done. would be just easier to use the senorita's ibook and share the connection from there.

now its just a matter of exploring what this system has to offer. there's firefox already built in. a multi-system im chat client in pidgin. open office is also in there. i'm sure i'll have fun exploring. dol said that the system requirements are not that heavy, so if u have an old laptop that needs to be refreshed, ubuntu might just be the option for u.

incidentally, little jj just had her 6th month jabs today. 6 in 1. dr lee said that little jj's development are all good. she's about 65 cm in length. and around 7.9 kg in weight. i kinda thought she would weigh more but maybe that's just my 'letih' arms talking kot. but its all good. the good dr distracted little jj with some toys before poking her with the needle. the senorita said she saw little jj's face change but she was still looking at the musical toy. she cried just for a bit and was okay as i comforted her. daddy's so proud of you.
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