This isn’t the first time I’ve tried Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter). Several times in the past few years (since 2002 actually), I’d get the “Linux Bug” and repartition my hard drive to be able to try out some new distro. This would normally come about after I’d read some positive review of said distro (or from a friend). What have I tried in the past? I started out on Mandrake (now Mandriva), moved to SUSE 8 & 9, then MEPIS (great distro btw), and now Ubuntu.
I’ve been experimenting with Linux more often lately and have found several blogs out there to be very helpful. I’ve stumbled upon some pretty good information and hope to post it here when I stumble upon it from time to time. Initially I considered paying for hosting on my own blog - just to learn the ins and outs of Wordpress or CMS Made Simple. But the truth of the matter is - I’m more interested in tinkering with the technology than coming up with sample content.
I decided that in order to tinker without disrupting the smooth operation of my workhorse PC, I ought to just build a testing box. In the event that I can actually tinker enough to stop wanting to tinker (like that’s going to happen), I also wanted the PC to serve a dual role as an eventual Media Center PC (Windows or otherwise). So I laid out some requirements: Multiple Core - I’ve read that the latest versions of software that play High-Def video (DVD & Blu-Ray) recommend having dual core.