Today I attempted my first Ubuntu installation using qemu on my laptop. I proceeded through a fairly generic install and then decided to try and “use” the installation such as my parents would. This involved setting up users; configuring evolution etc. Apart from evolution stealing huge amounts of screen space for the buttons in the sidebar; everything was good. I will have to get Ubuntu installed onto a real computer so I can finish my evolution patch. My Father will hate the wasted space.

Assuming all goes well when I join Canonical next Monday; I will take a few days (or perhaps a week) to go and visit my parents and install Ubuntu on their primary machine. I feel like working from the seaside for a few days anyway; the salt-air helps my lungs a lot and I’ve found it hard to breathe recently.

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