Humacao, Puerto Rico. Where Ubuntu Ibex will be put to the test.
Well, it's time for little rest and relaxation. As of Saturday, I'm officially on vacation for a week -- the Gantt charts, the Visios, the component models, the time sheets, the expense reports, the weekly deliverables and status reports -- all shall go by the wayside, in exchange for a beach, some sun, and tropical drinks, with some Bacardi and Cokes and a few Medalla Lights and Presidentes thrown into the mix.
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I'll be spending the week in Puerto Rico, based out of a timeshare condo in Humacao, on the East coast of the island. If I were to take my own advice, I'd leave my laptop and Blackberry at home for a week, but let's face it -- without having the ability to check in on my emails and do some after-hours browsing, I'll start having withdrawal symptoms pretty darn quick.
So I've decided I would compromise. For a whole week, I'll abandon my work PC environment -- my company-supplied Windows XP on my Lenovo T60 laptop. My plan is to rip out the Lenovo's removable hard disk, and swap it out with my spare that has a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. My wife and I will use Ubuntu exclusively for e-mail, wireless Internet access, photo editing, and the articles that I will write that week will be authored entirely with the built-in Open Source word processing tools.
My original intent was to test out Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a Sylvania Meso G and see how well it worked as a PC replacement, but I was unable to procure one in time. However, I've been wanting to test Intrepid Ibex for a while now, so I figured while I had no other distractions other than eating shrimp mofongo on the beach and checking out the local wildlife, it would be the perfect opportunity to take a Linux vacation.
Do you take Linux with you on vacation? Talk Back and let me know.