Much as I’m aware not all that many people care on the subject of OS’s there is a definite free theme going on today, many people preparing to throw off the mantle of Microsoft ™ and step into pastures new, where open source grazes free and programmers roam the land on their compiler steeds, herding software forward, ever-changing to green lands where all will be Free…

Anyway, enough of that metaphor, I fear I’ve already managed to go somewhat deep…

The point of this post (I think so at least) is that today in the SoC there is an “Installfest” organised by the knight errant that is CompSoc, rushing to save those poor “damsels” in need of a decent Linux install (ok, I really should stop with the metaphors I know, but they just sort of slide on in without me mangaing to notice, flowing throughy my fingers… ).

So who knows what will have happened by the end of today, which students will have started a love affair with which distro, who will have been seduced into the arms of another… We shall find out come tomorrow…

Myself, I’m happy to just go and get suggestions on light-weight distros for my aging but oh-so-tiny Portege 3490 (shameless plug) They really don’t make them like they used to…

Anyway, apparently there may be further goings-on afoot after this developmental extravaganza, as there’s some sort of alcohol-induced stupor being organised at Sarann’s house… This may give us more cause for gossip, but that is what this is for :)