After being encouraged by parents to remove the large boxes that the new pc came in I am now buried under CDs. Upon emptying the boxes I have 9 completely useless CDs full of Windows software why do they give out so many of these damn cds? Whats more the DVD of Mandrake 9.0 that I got off Linux Format won't boot so I had to burn 3 more CD's. Perhaps I'll build a Coffee table out of them all at some point in the future.
Mandrake 9.0 installed nice and easily, Linux RAID worked first time with minimal effort which is good considering this is the first time that I've played with RAID. I guess I'll write a review for the SWLUG later on and then prepare for wiping it and installing Debian.
I am distressed at my webcam purchase from a few weeks back now, finally got around to setting it up and realised that I'd bought the wrong model. The one I bought only seems to have basic drivers that are at the alpha stage of testing for Linux, I will have to look at these over chrimbo.