Overall I have been amazed at the level of progress that Linux has made in the past decade to the point that it has become a more viable option for people. At the same time, now is not the time for me as I have just come to realize that for the past few days I have been pretty much fully consumed by Linux to the neglect of other more important things. To make matters worse at the current rate there does not seem to be any end in sight so earlier tonight I made use of the Windows uninstaller to purge my laptop of Linux. Overall it was a positive experience and I know that if I want to see about making a switch farther down the line that I will need to have my data simplified and adapted so that I am only using known cross platform software. And even then to only do so when I know I have a few days to devote simply to that to get fully up and running. If nothing else for the moment the biggest lasting legacy on my Windows usage is that I am streamlining to even simpler and more lightweight programs and uninstalling more bloatware and disabling unneeded features in Windows. In the end what matters most is the data that makes the computer truly yours and then the simpler the format of said data the more you can focus upon your work as compared to fighting the computer that is supposed to be helping you. 2 months ago
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I just figured out how to get my Linux system on the wireless network at my place. Turns out the problem was that there was no open source driver but only a proprietary closed source one which I had to explicitly enable. The level of openness in the Linux world is the biggest shock, especially the number of purists that view proprietary software as a security hazard from the lack of the ability of the open source community to be able to look at it to make sure that it is safe and does not have any potentially nasty extras that are not in the best interest of the user. Goes to show that Windows users likely place more trust in big business than they deserve given the increase number of threats to Windows systems that are unheard of in Linux. 2 months ago
I had completely forgotten about having this goal a few years ago. As I type this now I am on Linux and find myself spending a lot more time booted up into Linux than Windows on my laptop, so at the moment it is doubtful that I will make use of Ubuntu’s removal feature in Windows. So far the bit that amazes me the most is how much faster my computer is running in Linux than Windows, especially since I was seriously considering getting a new computer soon when in reality it looks like I only needed a new operating system. So far the only problem that I have run into is being unable to get my wireless network card to work in Linux but that is easily solved by plugging in a physical Ethernet cable in to my laptop which gives me a faster connection which works for me considering that 99.9% of the time my laptop never leaves my desk. 2 months ago
For my Current Job, had to learn Linux which is a big part. I m going to do it with in the Next 3 Montsh March 31st 2012 17 months ago