Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday - The day of Ubuntu

When you are a one man shop doing everything from business strategy to direct marketing to writing the blog posts and web site articles you are the de facto factotum. Do you like the little play on words. :-)

Why the day of Ubuntu and what is it? Well, as Chief Information Officer of WISPCity I decided to put my "hand me down server" into service. I originally was going to use the Microsoft 2008 Server Beta that I had downloaded but yesterday I had a change of heart and decided to use Ubuntu instead. So today after my "real" job I'm going to download it and install the desktop edition on one of my laptops [the one from my former has a weird problem that I have not been able to fix, so it will be my Ubuntu test machine.] So what is Ubuntu??? It is a distribution of Linux, an alternative to Windows, that has been gaining popularity.

Earlier this year in my role as IT Specialist [remember I am a one man show] I installed the Fedora version of Linux on one of my desktop PCs but was unable to get the wireless networking to work the way I wanted it to. According to an article on Ubuntu is pretty easy to configure. So I decided to give it a try.

So wish this factotum good luck and I will update you with my results after I have succeeded. Do you like my confidence?

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