Linux Mint installed great, but I wasn't happy with my immediate lack of internet and the default settings on my track pad. I fidgeted with them a bit, but seeing how I have this machine to toy with now I couldn't help but grab my Ubuntu installation disc and give it another try. Right off the bat I'm already happier with how my track pad handles, but this installation has no built in drivers for my Macbook's wireless hardware either. I also downloaded a copy of OpenSuse (a new one is due out in 7 days and a new Mint is due out at the end of this month. I may be playing for a while) that I plan on burning and trying to install tomorrow.
For now, it's fun, and in between the installs I'm writing my novel for NaNoWriMo and messing around with the design and layout of this blog.
Interesting to note that as I'm typing this I'm clicking through the Ubuntu install and it noticed that I already have Linux Mint v15 installed on my machine and wants to install Ubuntu along side it. Cute. I think I'll stick with a clean wipe for each install, but it's great to see how far the Linux installation process has come over the past ten years. It's no surprise that the installer wizards for both Mint and Ubuntu are basically identical.
I'll continue to update here, though I do have more plans for this blog than to just document my dive into Linux.