I can’t resist. I am letting myself get completely sidetracked because I’m curious about a new operating system. I will try to restrain myself and only run it from a USB stick. I will resist the urge to (once again) completely wipe my hard drive with the belief that I will find the perfect OS. I’m actually very happy with Ubuntu 9.10, and have no desire to switch. Especially after I went through all the trouble of customizing Emacs for Python and downloading all the bits and pieces I think I’m going to need.
I’m going for it – creating bootable USB…
Based on the comments on the Moblin website, I have a feeling my wireless connectivity will be a problem. Again. It’s this weird wireless driver in the Eee 1000HE. Problematic!
Hey hey – it’s a few minutes later. Moblin is cute. I think that I’d like it if I had a ‘normal’ desktop computer, and could just use the little netbook for playing around. It’s certainly unique. It seems like things are pretty intuitive. But it seems more like a fun toy than a functional OS. But I haven’t given up yet – if I can get Skype and flash plugins on there pretty easily, that will be a good sign. One bad point – I dropped wireless once during he 20 minutes or so that I was running it. Not a good sign.