2006-06-11

The easier it is to be right...

The easier it is to be right, the less excuse there is for being wrong. We've all said that we would do something if it was easier. Well, it's easier than ever to switch to Linux. Ubuntu 6.06, better known as Dapper Drake, has a live CD with a graphical installer. My old excuse, and the one most people still use, is that Windows is much more compatible than Linux, so switching completely is out of the question. And a year ago, you couldn't really double boot unless you had some training in partitioning, and you would probably have had to configure the boot menu yourself. Today, with Dapper, I was able to partition my drive on my own. I can now dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and I have a 107 GB shared partition which I can write to with both OS's. All of that took me 30 minutes.

8 comments:

Louise Simbs said...

Hello Anschel?! You may have an-oh-so-wonderful linux, but it's incapable of using basic programs such as iTunes!

Anschel said...

Excuse me, if Apple doesn't bother to make iTunes for Linux, whose fault is that. I have rhythmbox, which is basicly the same thing only no music store.
Just for interest's sake, if Apple stopped making iTunes for Windows, would that say something bad about Windows? I think you would blame Apple for not being accomodating to those who use Windows.
It's this simple: iTunes is a commercial product. Even though it's free, if Apple doesn't want Linux users to be able to use it, there's nothing the makers of the Linux distributions can do.

Louise Simba said...

I'm not pointing fingers. I'm simply saying that the availability for certain (I would say important) programs is limited.

Anschel said...

iTunes is not an important program. It basicly has 2 features: music storage (I am including iPod support) and the Music Store. Music storage, including ripping and burning CDs as well as playing music, is fully supported by Ubuntu. So the only thing I'm missing is the music store, which I never really used anyway (podcasts and internet radio are supported by Ubuntu).
P.S. I may be able to install iTunes anyway, using Wine... more on this later.

Louise Simba said...

whatever Anschel...so what does linux actually give you other than bragging rights? Can you connect your iPod to Ubantu? i can't be bothered to do the research, what's wine?

Anschel said...

I personally haven't tried the iPod in Ubuntu, but as far as I know it works. Wine is a program which lets you run many Windows programs on any *nix system (Unix, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, etc.).

Louise Simba said...

Wait a minute, who makes Wine?

Anschel said...

It's open source. Anyone who wants to can make it. That's the whole point. It wasn't invented by one person.