?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

\o/ GEEK CRED FTW \o/

I'm coming to you now from Ubuntu 9.10.

Some convergence of means, motive, and opportunity has finally made me ready to--well, not murder, but at least kidnap and subdue, Windows.

My main motive is Vista. What a pile of poo, and $100 to "upgrade" to Windows 7? Yeah, no.

Secondary motive: most of what I like and need to do with my computer--notably cloud computing via Google's Tentacular and All-Seeing Omnipresence--is finally available in some Linux flavor. I'm writing this post in Chrome for Linux. luzula tells me there's Audacity for Linux too--I'm installing it right now.

The opportunity: cold, rainy Sunday afternoon.

So here I am at last, subverting the dominant paradigm the way I've wanted to do for YEARS but have never quite had the MMO for. I'm dual-booting for now, but I have no real expectation of going back to Windows, and I imagine I'll soon do a clean and complete install.

So far Ubuntu seems fast, straightforward, lean and fully functional. There's nothing real strange here. It found my wireless network. I can hear sounds. Youtube videos play. There's a photo editor. Bluetooth driver works. It can sync with my phone. It does most of what I need.

I have a feeling that this is going to work out just fine.

This entry is cross-posted from DarkEmeralds on Dreamwidth.

Tags:

Comments

lyrstzha
Jan. 25th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Hey, let me know if it keeps working out. I refused to go to Vista, and I'm still on XP. That can't last forever.
emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
You can be sure I'll keep my whole flist posted! It's only been a few hours, but so far, so good.

Profile

Stumptown
emeraldsedai
DarkEmeralds

Latest Month

December 2018
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow