So, having a spare hard drive, I installed the system on my Dell Latitude D600. Yep, I accept that this is an older machine, but shouldn’t that mean it would be more supported? Only outside of Redmond it appears. The only way to get Windows to recognise and use the sound and video cards was to get the XP and Windows 2000 drivers and install them using the compatibility function. By the way, the compatibility function worked very very well. However, in the sense of supported hardware, Linux wins hands down.
I won’t bore you with my personal journey with Linux (it’s pretty much try, give up, try again, give up, try again, distro hop, pick a distro), but based on this comment, I thought it would be worthwhile discussing how best to try Linux out and the reasons you could find it useful to do [...]
For all of my love of control and the other great stuff that comes with my usual distro, I also like to try out new things and see what’s going on elsewhere. To that end I decided to give Kubuntu a go. And I have been pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the install itself. When you first [...]