Carry on.

Bye bye Microsoft (for now)

It started with the spare computer in the basement. Now, Ubuntu has invaded my laptop. And the nice thing is that I’m not missing a single thing!

With all the patches and service packs and hacks and plugins and viruses and crashes and BHOs, my experience on my laptop has become quite unusable. It takes 5-10 minutes to boot and it takes 5 minutes to shut down.

Since they don’t support windows XP anymore, I thought about buying another laptop; we can’t afford one at the moment. So, I had to make do with what we got. Since I had to erase the computer anyway, I decided to erase the hard drive and go with Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10.

So much faster! So much smoother. It’s a much more elegant solution that doesn’t involve forking out 2Gs on a laptop. I have a feeling that I can squeeze a couple more years of life from this laptop now, provided that I don’t drop it or anything.

So bye bye Microsoft. I got a free solution and you pretty much lost out on getting your hands on our hard-earned dollars.

Perhaps when Windows 7 comes out, you’ll make it much more streamlined and set it up so it can run on cheaper computers.

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