Ubuntu and Toshiba, sittin’ in a tree….

I’m writing this from my new Ubuntu Linux installation on my new Toshiba laptop. I’m thrilled with how well this machine gets along with this Linux distribution. Everything seems to just work, with a few exceptions like the obligatory libdvdcss foolishness to get Linux to play DVDs. I still have more tweakage to do, but so far everything works, even suspend works.

Furthermore, I’m getting used to GNOME again, after having been a KDE user for a long time. I do have to admit that GNOME 2.8 under Ubuntu runs really smoothly. So far, so good.

I first tried to install PCLinuxOS on this machine as well, but it couldn’t get the screen resolution right. I may try to futz with it some more; in theory I should be able to tweak it.

I’ve wanted a laptop for many years. I’m so glad that this one fell into my lap. It was an unbelievable deal, and it plays well with (at least some versions of) Linux.

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