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.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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