Previously: I installed Kubuntu, but failed to get the internet working.
But now, since we got a router to service our home network (whereas previously we were using a cross-cable directly connecting two computers), I decided to give it another shot. Apparently, if I have a router between my PC and the DSL line, I can use something called DHCP to automatically configure my ethernet connection. And I did that! Woohoo, and now I’m posting from Linux!
Now, the question is, what next? I seem to be a total newbie at this Linux thing, I even downloaded Firefox but couldn’t figure out how to get it running. Oh well, at least there was progress made.
(To be continued… )