Anyone looking to try out Linux could do a lot worse than giving Ubuntu a try.
It’s based on the Debian distribution, so your package management’s a doddle, but it is far easier to install and the hardware recognition is the best of any distribution I’ve used. The stable releases also tend to include more recent versions of packages than the equivalent Debian releases, which was a common complaint.
There’s a new release due out this month, called The Hoary Hedgehog, which includes Gnome 2.10 amongst other goodeis. There’s a Release Candidate available to download from the website which is already stable enough for general use.
If you saw the site yesterday you’ll see that we’ve got a new look.
WordPress allows you to easily switch between themes, and the new look is customised from one I downloaded from their website.
We’ve started tracing our family tree, using the Gramps genealogy program for Linux.
It’s still early days, but you can follow our progress on this site.
Pictures have now been added to the Gallery from Megan’s birthday party, taken by Aunt Elaine – thankyou.
More pictures added to the gallery.
We’d long since filled up the allocation on our old site so we’ve moved and reorganised.
We’re now hosted by Simply.com so you should see a lot more photos and more regular updates!