Ubuntu chronicles, pt.1

Time to put my laptop where my mouth is and start using an Open Source operating system to run my open source tools. Thus begins my (belated) journey into Linux. My companion for the ride will be Ubuntu Linux 5.10 (Breezy Badger). Nat is terribly passionate about Ubuntu and sold me on it after last month's d.construct conference.

In this series of posts, I'll chronicle my experiences in setting up Ubuntu for open source Flash development and more.

First step: Download the latest Ubuntu ISO.

Second step: Burn it to CD. Oops, I hit a snag on Windows XP: It doesn't know how to burn ISOs natively and I can't be arsed to locate the copy of Nero that came with my external Yamaha CD-Burner, back in the day. Oh, look, a nice chap by the name of Alex Feinman has a free powertoy called ISO Recorder v2. Downloaded that. Installs an option on the context menu in Windows explorer. Worked a charm.

Third step: Install Ubuntu on new laptop. About to try it now on one the Acer Travelmates that we use for training sessions...

Stayed tuned for the next update to see how it goes. Wish me luck! :)