PCLinuxOS it is then…

Well, I gave Mepis a go, and it seemed to work pretty well (apart from a mouse detection issue, that because I have plenty of XPs with Linux I was able to fix). Mepis is Debian based, and the mistake I made was to try to upgrade from Mepis directly to Debian unstable. That broke KDE. Time to start over.

So I gave PCLinuxOS another go, and it seems to be working well. It’s based on KDE rather than GNOME, which for me is a good thing. So, it’s in. I’m writing from my new hard drive install.

I haven’t yet tried to salvage any of my data. Much of what I value is gone. Some is recoverable, like the many mp3s and oggs I’ll have to re-rip from my CDs. Others aren’t, like photographs of my daughter. And my Mozilla bookmarks are gone, too.

I’m trying to take this as a liberating experience somehow. Not sure exactly what I mean by this yet. I’m pretty incoherent just now.

So anyway, if you are a friend wondering why I’m not emailing you, it’s probably because I’ve lost your address. email me so I have your address again.

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