thinking about switching

not to Mac, which I can’t afford, but to Linux. yeah, yeah, I’ve been talking about it for years, but I’m serious this time. C got a copy of Ubuntu by mail that had both a livecd and an install. tonight and today I tried the live on the laptop, and it worked very nicely, including connecting to a couple of wifi networks. the power management, unfortuntately, didn’t work at all, but I got a tip from one of the freegeeks that I’m going to try before I do more research.

of course, I’m not actually going to install it on the laptop until it goes out of warranty, but we do have other computers with no such issues. 🙂

the only caveat I have right now is that I *really* like Picasa, and it’s Windows only….