First day of Linux testing was a bust. Out of the recommendations I received yesterday, the only Live USB I could create was Linux Mint 15 Xfce. While I am interested in rolling release distros, I have to say the Mint team did Xfce right! Talk about a beautiful and fast system. I think I’m in love.
Before I got too wrapped up in the awesomeness of Linux Mint, I popped out the USB and am currently burning DVDs to try out the others. I’m not a big fan of wasting DVDs — hence while I like creating live USBs — but sometimes it’s good to return to the basics. I will try the newly pressed DVDs tomorrow, since it’s late and I want to get an early start tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, it’s the first day back to working on Racing the Rain. Chapter four is complete and I’m doing a rough edit before working on chapter five. I want to read over the first three chapters to get a feel of where I was before continuing with the story. While I’m not sure how long it will take for me to finish the story, I do know I will work on the story every day thanks to The Magic Spreadsheet. (In case you’ve haven’t read my last few posts, I’m obsessed with that little Google Doc.)
Update: As I finished up this post, I noticed that Linux Mint Debain Xfce burned successfully on the USB, so I need to fire it up before I go to bed and see what LMDE is all about.