Well, June first has come and gone. I ordered all the parts for my new desktop computer for work, and then ordered The Monitor. All the parts were supposed to be 2-3 day shipping, and the nice man at Dell said they’d ship my monitor on June 16th. I was very sad. But soft! What light from yonder cardboard blox glows? Yea verily, the monitor came FIRST. Callooh! Callay!
So now I have a Celeron D (until Conroe comes out) 2.8Ghz, 2G ram, 256M video card, 150G, 10,000 rpm hard drive, and a 30" LCD screen running 2650×1600 resolution. Screenshot here.
I put windows on it first. My old machine had no root windows partition, and I wished I had one at various times, so I made a 25G windows partition. I then put Fedora on the rest, and fought with it for quite a while. I finally put Ubuntu on it, and it’s been great. I’ll do a whole blog post about changing major distros after all these years, and the stuff I liked and didn’t like.
Oh, and my phone came. It rocks.