The something old is my 2 year old PC. I’ve been upgrading the software. No need to upgrade the hardware. This is what’s keeping Intel from selling more.
Something new. I upgraded Ubuntu to 6.10 Edgy Eft, using “dist-upgrade.” No problems. I just needed to rebuild the proprietary NVidia driver with gcc-4.10.
Then I installed Fedora Core 6 Zod. I haven’t tweaked it. I will use this to study Xen 3. I tried that at the office but it doesn’t work out of the box under VMWare. I backed up some files from my CentOS partition, which I wiped out. Some of these were work files from more than two years ago. More of something old.