Friday, August 26, 2005

The penguin has landed...

Time to geek out a bit. Cerra and I spent some time yesterday getting a Linux system up and running. We used an old Pentium III 450MHz system that was gathering dust. Cerra slapped in a new DVD-ROM (the optical drive had been cannibalized some time ago), we made a boot floppy (yup, the motherboard is too old to support booting from CD), installed from the CD and shazam... we have Linux. We chose to use a distribution called Ubuntu (based on Debian) because of its stability and robust support cycle. I've installed Apache, MySQL and PHP and now have a nice little testing server on my LAN... and I just wrote this post from the new server. How fun is that?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude and dudette, speak english, dont know what your talking about, pleade explaine

Love, Mom said...

It is always exciting to set up a new computer... Geek Out!

Mom said...

Opps, I still don't have the hang of where to sign and where to identify... let's try it again.

Love, Mom

That's better.

sasha said...

What? Geek out is right. . . thank goodness you love this stuff though. I certainly benefit from the expertise. Hope you're having fun with it all. My plans of a little network and laptop got squashed with the recent bender that my Jeep had. Frown. By the way, why post something anonymously. What are you hiding from?

Heavy P (what they call me in the 'hood) said...

Somehoe my post got deleted...But here it is again...

Geek, geek it out, a little more, get the penguin going on the dance floor...And so on and so forth...

I'm a jinglemeister!

Linux is fun, haven't messed with it in forever and a day though.