corenominal

Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

More Linux

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try and use Linux more often, and to improve the Lincoln LUG website, and to not attend any more LUG meetings with a non-Linux machine. This all came under the heading of “More Linux”.

I’ve not started on improving the website yet, but I did have an idea that might go some way to fulfilling the other two requirements of my resolution; I’m thinking it might be a good idea to install a new distro (on an old machine) each month and take it along to the LUG meeting. If I do this, by the end of the year I will have installed and tried at least 12 different Linux distros.

I’m also thinking that it might be nice to allow others to use the machine too, so I’m going to physically label the machine with the system’s administrator (or root) username and password. I won’t have any personal data on the machine, so if a renegade LUG member attempts to bork the system, accidentally or on purpose, it really won’t matter.

Anyhow, that’s the plan. The first LUG meeting of the year takes place next week and I’ll be taking along a fresh install of elementary OS.

3 comments

  1. Richard says:

    I was surprised when you switched to Windows – glad you’re going to try Linux again. How about one of the CrunchBang derived distributions?!

  2. corenominal says:

    In truth, I’ve never really stopped using Linux, I just want to try and use it more, again. The Windows experiment lasted about 6 months, before I switched to OS X. I’m fairly happy using OS X (or macOS as it’s now called), but I still miss a lot of aspects of using desktop Linux.

    Regards the CrunchBang derivatives, sure, it would be good to give them a spin and take them along to my local LUG. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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