What’s the story?
I finally snapped. One too many blue screens, one too many system restores.
Windows 7 Professional just didn’t cut it.
My PC was new and pretty powerful: AMD Athlon II X4 with 4 Gig of RAM and a 1 Terabyte hard disk and a whoop-ass graphics card. So why was Windows having such a hard time with it?
Prior to this I’d been running a several-years-long experiment. I’d wanted to know if I could do everything I needed to do on my computer using open source or free software.
It became clear that I could. Easily and elegantly.
Way back – and I mean years ago – I used to have Red Hat Linux, so I was aware of Gnu/Linux and had played around with it in the past. More recently I had run Ubuntu in differing vintages in virtual machines, just out of curiosity, just wanting to keep tabs on what was happening in that Other World.
And then came the day when I snapped. To Hell with it, I thought. All the applications I use are cross-platform, so why not just migrate to Ubuntu and lose all the heart-ache?
And so here we are – in that Other World.
This is a record of my wanderings.