Linux for human beings

Known as ‘Ubuntu‘ – that’s an African word meaning “humanity to others” – this linux operating system is somewhat of a newbie in terms of a distribution, but users of Debian will be familiar with it as that is where it’s roots are.

After dabbling with Debian the other day and trying to get RT to work with it (unsuccesfully) I decided to try another linux distro, in the form of Ubunto (server version 6.06) and hey presto it worked after a bit of tweaking. So having wasted the best part of a day and a half with plain and was now up and running with RT within a couple of hours. Oh well, at least I learnt a great deal about CPAN and APT along the way. I just hope the bossman thinks it’s a worthy piece of software now.

I finally managed to find out today the route (albeit very vague) for the BikeWales West bike ride on October 1st. As I’m going for the ‘silver’ ride – 50 miles – the route starts at the National Waterfront museum in Swansea before going via Pontardawe, Ystalyfera, Brynamman, Glanaman, Ammanford, Pontarddulais, Gowerton, Fforestfach and back to the museum to finish. I used the AA route finder system to get a rough map and it gives the distance as approximately 48 miles. Anyway, it looks like a tough, challenging ride but exciting all the same!