Last night IÂ reformatted my my PC and installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn beta on it, the first client PC we have moved completely to open source.
I had tried the ISO version as a demo which was slow, but seemed to work ok.Â As it is a spare PC at home, it didnt matter if it didn’t work, as the exercise was really just an experimental Â confidence booster.
Cutting straight to it, it worked. Fine, easy, no problems, no crashes, worked first time around.Â As its primarily a “social” PC, its mainly used for web surfing (95%) and some skype and saving family photos. Skype went on fine, sound card worked ok, USB2 external HDD, everything.
The only unresoved issue is streaming real player for watching the BBC newscasts, but I gave up after 10 minutes – I’ll get back to it later.
Fundamentally, this has given me a lot of confidence in the ease of installing ubuntu and its stability on thick client PCs.
My first working day of using Write and Calc rather than Word and Excel has gone fine, no problems.
I like this open source stuff – full steam ahead!