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November 4, 2015

So Far, So Good

I'm a rank newbie to Linux. I don't even know whether to pronounce it with a long or short 'i'.

The other day I downloaded Linux Lite to a folder. Then I installed Express Burn so I could burn the image to a DVD, which I did yesterday. Today I took my test laptop with Windows 7 on it and changed the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive first and gave it a go. It boots great and works slick as oiled ice. Disk out, my Win 7 boots up the way it should.

The only bugaboo so far is that when I shut down LL, the disk ejects and the process hangs up. I have to then unplug from power and remove the battery. It always boots up fine the next time so I can live with that for now.

After getting a little used to LL, I'll then install it with a dual boot so I can choose either OS. I still need W7 for some things but that's OK if I can get the dual boot done properly. Before I do the permanent install, though, I need to figure out how to extend on to two screens. Without that, this is all academic. So far, it runs duplicated on both but I think I just need to find where to change that.

So far, I like it and will proceed at a comfortable pace until I have a good feel for it. I can see why people like Linux.


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