OK, so this got released on Monday and I missed it. Oh well, wait a few days for server bog to calm down and I figure I'm gold.
My favorite flavor being Xubuntu, I head over to:
(or you can try http://www.ubuntu.com/
Grabbed a Torrent, read up on the Release Notes
while it downloaded, then just because I'm at work on a Windows machine, for fun I mounted the iso with MagicDisc
I can install on a Windows machine WITHOUT PARTITIONING?!?! Sweet!!
So THAT's what this Wubi business is all about, hm?
I guess the boss won't mind...
So, after rebooting, there was an Xubuntu entry in XP's boot screen, so I chose it and after answering a question or two, it finished installing and I have a full installation residing in C:\ubuntu.
First items of business: Internet and Printing.
The internet was already on, thanks to DHCP on our router, but then came the big surprise.
I hit the print setup utility and lo! behold! our brand-spanking-new Xerox 7655 (which is on the LAN
) came up in the list.
It didn't have a proper driver (the Xerox website has a driver for RedHat and Suse) but I was able to mount my windows disk and give it the windows' PPD file...
I'll give more details after I recover...