Thursday, March 13, 2008

My First Post-Windows Post

Right after posting about how Free Software beats Copyrighted Software, I got the opportunity to Learn a LOT more about it, firsthand. While trying to remove some stubborn Spyware, I accidentally scrapped the whole operating system.

Yep. I killed my laptop.

So Now, it is a Linux Laptop.

I lost a lot of programs, saved passwords, photos, movies, and music, as well as a sense of familiarity with everything. I feel like my house burned down, with a lot of my stuff in it. And while I am really excited about my new "Ubuntu Linux" house, it is going to take a while before it feels like home.

Right now, I am still trying to figure out the little things, like where the light switches and electrical outlets are, but when I get it really going, it should be even nicer than my 7-year old "Windows XP" house.

Wish me luck, and pardon my absence from the blogosphere while I get my new system "broken in".


Art said...

Yikes. Good luck with that, man.

Tim said...

I think Linux inherently hates ALL wireless cards. It took me days to get the USB linksys card working on mine. Nice thing about Linux, though (at least in my experience), is that once you get it set up and figured out, it tends to stay that way - nice and stable.