But as you can see from the screenshot above, the default view is rather dull: white background, uninspiring syntax highlighting. It’s a shame that you can’t match the Chrome developer tools code panel with my text editor of choice.
Well, it turns out you can! Chrome provides a “User StyleSheets” directory into what you can drop a Custom.css file.
Ah! see … folks go on and on and on about how lovely and shiny Linux is, and how much better it is than Windows.
So I dug out Jane’s old PC and fired it up with the Live CDs of:
Ubuntu 7.10 – didn’t load the Live CD
Ubuntu 6.06 – loaded Live CD, but wouldn’t install
Kubuntu 7.10 – didn’t load the Live CD
Kubuntu 6.06 – loaded Live CD, got bored waiting for install
Xubuntu 7.10 – didn’t load the Live CD … and it’s for old, crap PCs!! 😉
Ubuntu 5.whatever – installing right now, but won’t recognise the network
Not as easy as these so-called experts make it out to be, ay!
Mind you, it probably doesn’t help that Jane’s old PC is made from twigs and previously ran Windows 98. 😉
I really should have added the wink 😉 at the end of the last paragraph — I’ve added it now.
Woohoo! I persevered as Ubuntu 6.06 seemed to get so far before falling over.
So after updating the PC’s BIOS — after much detective work I discovered that the motherboard is a M810L v.7.1a from PCChips — I was able to boot to the Ubuntu Live CD and install from there … once I’d used GParted to manually delete all the partitions on my hard drive.
Thanks for the advice Richard, but I really wanted to check out Ubuntu having used it very successfully before. And I’m not the kind of person who just gives up because something’s not working. That’s how I learn. 🙂