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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Ubuntu Command Line Only Installation
Spent some time today installing a barebones (ie. no desktop) version of Ubuntu on an old Acer Aspire One netbook. Feels weird to refer to it as old, as it was only a few years ago that netbooks were hot as anything. Of course then Microsoft felt the need to spread their OS virus onto all the Linux netbooks. The rest is history--no one uses netbooks anymore. So I guess Microsoft won, and lost.
Pretty silly to imagine running Windows on a netbook....
Notes to self:
I used Unetbootin and the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso image.
I teach Computer Science at a progressive public high school, using mostly open source tools. I improvise a lot and spend most of my time working with students and writing code in Python, Java, Obj-C, LISP....