Skippy is very kindly sending me an Orinoco wifi card so that I really can play at this Linux thing. That is a very generous gesture from Skippy and I’m looking forward to at the very least firing up IRC when I can connect, but thinking about things, I need to start preparing. My Password manager is Windows only. My personal emails are all POP, my RSS reader is Windows, it’s ALL Windows and while that is blindingly obvious, it means that unless I do actually prepare in some way then I will get frustrated because of my lacking rather than at whichever flavour of Linux I choose to use.
Passwords are easy – I’ll export the lot and stick them in my online wiki (which has 2 layers of pw protection so I’m okay with that), emails …. I suppose I just set it up again and try to remember essential correspondence .. and other programs I’ll just ask when I need them. Old habits.
And as for which flavour, I’m looking over at Distrowatch and will select something from there. A cute logo will assist this process (except for Ubuntu which is just brown) but I can be swayed ….