Here's to celebrating my first Linux anniversary, specifically Ubuntu. As you've probably guessed, I have a technical background, but I'm no Unix geek. So its been a painful move. And to be honest, I STILL find it painful!
So why did I move, you ask? Here is why:
- Hate viruses! They cause major headaches, unexpected downtimes and sometimes even loss of data
- Want reliability. Yes, Windows is far from being rock solid. And was Vista Microsoft's Halloween gift?
- Need to take the path less taken. Its a good geeky conversation starter
- Been there, done that
And here is how its turned out:
- Yep, viruses are a thing of the past. Well ...so are most of the standard apps too. Gotten used to openoffice, and other tools. Disclaimer - I still have windows hidden away in my virtual instance of VMWare.
- Neither is desktop Linux. I was looking for 1 year uptimes, or at maximum rebooting once a month. My laptop crashes (mostly coming back from suspend) every other day.
- Yep - its definitely the path less taken. Although I dont recall it ever being a conversation starter (like I said, I'm no Unix geek!)
- Havent come across too many people with Linux on their laptops!