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".