I saw a Linux ISO

Ubuntu Linux logo

I’m currently downloading the latest Ubuntu Linux ISO (v.5.04) for my good friend James.

This must be the largest single download I’ve ever attempted: 600.9 MB. I remember, only a couple of years ago, in Inverness spending four days trying to download the 24.6 MB PsiWin 2.3.3 setup file. Four days it took me before I got it downloaded without dropping a connection. It was driving me mad. I’ve now got that file on my own website … how things change.

I’d rather like to play around with Linux at some point. We’ve got another PC upstairs which isn’t used as often, and a spare 40GB hard drive that I’m sure is eager to be repartitioned and filled up with some wholesome Linux-y goodness.

I’d like to get a Linux server up and running, running Apache, PHP5 and the latest version of MySQL. But what flavour … ? James is checking out Ubuntu, I’ve got an ISO of Mandrake 10.1 to hand, I know some ISPs run Red Hat … much to decide.

That’s the easy bit: downloading the ISO and installing it. The hard bit is finding time to do it.

On a holiday … of sorts

We’re on holiday this week. Though you wouldn’t believe it from either the weather or my health!

We’ve been in Cellardyke since Sunday evening, but have now returned home for a couple of medical appointments. I have a GP appointment at 9am, while on the other side of town, at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Jane has an appointment at the fertility clinic. I wish I could have been there for her, but the last thing that she (or anyone else there) needs is me coughing and spluttering and spreading germs. I’ll post an update from that visit when I can.