Hey folks, just a quick update to let you know what’s been going on in the last week or so. Unfortunately I’ve had some strange stomach virus for about 10 days and it’s not shifting very quickly. I hope to be over it soon but this has put paid to a lot of my plans lately. I wanted to attend the Linux Expo in London next week and even announced it here in my last post. Sadly the illness and some other developments have meant I can’t go after all 🙁 I was unable even to record our usual weekly episode of the Linux Outlaws podcast last week but I’m very happy to report we recorded 2 episodes last night to make up for it, they should appear over the next few days. The other secret podcast project I keep teasing you with is still in the pipeline and hopefully will see the light of day very soon. I can’t wait to be able to shout about it, so you’ll be the first to know I promise.
I’ve held off distro hopping whilst ill but I have been downloading and burning distros ready for the off. I noticed the release of Mandriva 2009 the other day and after enjoying 2008 a hell of a lot last year, I think it’ll be my first stop on the journey. I’ve also downloaded PC-BSD 7 and I hope to finally make good on my many promises to try BSD properly on the desktop. It’s quite an exciting prospect and I must admit gives the kind of buzz I had when first encountering Linux years ago. I know it’s just another Unix-like OS really but it’s something completely new for me and it’s not every day you get a chance to try something for the first time. I’ve been reading up on the PC-BSD website and I must say their documentation looks very good, I hope to find the transition easy enough. We’ll see.
Hope to be back to fighting fitness soon but I don’t know how long it’ll take. Apologies to anyone who might have been hoping to meet up at the Linux Expo but I’m sure we’ll get other chances. If you are going along have a great time, I’m very jealous. I’ll probably back up my data and move to Mandriva 2009 over the weekend so I’ll report back ASAP.
Till then, y’all come back now 😉