Two years ago when I tried installing Linux my audio, network, and video cards didn’t work. Now I tried again using Ubuntu 7.1 and everything worked except I couldn’t get on the internet until I figured out how to setup my wireless access. So this is good news, as it is the first time I’ve successfully installed Linux. It installed much faster than Windows and comes with Firefox, which I use over IE.
If I can keep this server running I will put subversion on it for source control, apache (?) to host my webpage for Galactic Melee, and then move the Galactic Melee server to that. It will save me $150 in hosting fees each month on be on a faster computer too.
Now I have to find an IDE equivalent to Visual Studio, meaning I don’t have to write makefiles, and I can trace and debug while running.